Screen Producers Awards lay out first nomination lists

SPA launches the Screen Producers Awards nominations with some of the most playful categories.
Three Muslim women ready to defend themselves with a baseball bat

The Screen Producers Awards are always a hoot because they are the only gig in which the resource masters get to judge each other. They live on a mixture of respect for a difficult job and their own glandular competitiveness.

Halal Gurls is just one of the Online Series Productions category which was unimaginable in this style and tone even a few years ago. It is now running on iView, billed as, ‘A comedy series offering a candid look into the lives of three 20-something Hijabis living their best lives in Western Sydney, as they navigate the culture clash between their faith and desire.’

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.