SBS, Screen Australia co-fund three year program to foster diverse screenwriting talent

The Emerging Screenwriters' Incubator will be run in partnership with screen bodies, providing 18 diverse screenwriters with employment in top notch Australian production companies over the next three years.

The nation’s multicultural and multilingual broadcaster has partnered with Screen Australia, state and territory agencies Film Victoria, Screen Canberra, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screenwest and the South Australian Film Corporation, to launch the Emerging Screenwriters’ Incubator. The program is assisted by the Australian Writers’ Guild.

The incubator, designed to foster greater diversity among Australia’s screenwriting talent, will provide employment opportunities on drama productions for 18 emerging screenwriters from under-represented backgrounds over the next three years. 

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob