Funding boost for indigenous aspiring screenwriters

NORTHERN Rivers Screenworks has received more than $50,000 in federal funding through the Regional Arts Fund and Screen Australia.

As the Northern Rivers film, television and digital media office, Screenworks will be implementing a range of professional development programs and screen cultural events.

Having received $26,475 towards an indigenous screenwriters' project, Screenworks will partner with the Indigenous Unit at the Australian Film Television and Radio School to provide an intensive writing clinic for indigenous emerging screenwriters in the Northern Rivers.

Screenworks chairperson and local producer Lois Randall will talk about producing indigenous drama in the Northern Rivers following on from her recent work as producer on The Gods of Wheat Street, an indigenous television series for ABC1, written by local Northern Rivers writer Jon Bell and filmed in Lismore, Casino and Coraki.


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