Screen Australia launches HoD initiative for female practitioners

Credit Maker hopes to bring positive change in female HoD representation in the sector.
Directing, cinematography and composing professionals are eligible for the new initiative. Image: Screen Australia.

Screen Australia has announced a new initiative that will support female practitioners across directing, cinematography and composing to attain a career defining credit on a scripted production. The Credit Maker program is designed ‘to bring change in female HoD representation in the sector’ and is supported through the agency’s Gender Matters umbrella in partnership with the Australian Directors Guild, the Australian Cinematographers Society and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, who will deliver the program.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites