Screen Queensland polishing up the go button after lockdown

Screen Queensland lays out part one of its Coronavirus rescue program to get crew working as soon as possible. Still to come is business development and resilience.

According to Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich, the response to COVID-19 has been driven by discussion between the agency, the board and an industry task force set up for that purpose. The strategy builds on a screen industry survey which had more than 560 responses. 

Unsurprisingly, some of the agencies response is fast and specific. The existing sqhub program provides a co-working space, access to courses and a business incubation program run by 113 Partners and designed for the broad creative community. It has now gone online, suspended the costs associated with the shuttered physical space and put the incubation program on the net, to be run at six monthly intervals into the future. 

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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.