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Screen Australia fast-tracks female-led films

12 July 2016 6:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen Australia has committed Au$3m ($2.3m) towards fast-tracking 58 projects by female filmmakers, as part of a broader gender equality initiative.

The cash injection from Australia’s federal screen agency will fund the development of 45 film and television story ideas and 13 female-led business proposals.

Several of the projects are by women filmmakers with past professional credits but a significant number of the features come from newcomers or those making the leap from other disciplines within the industry, who might not otherwise quality for funding under the established structures. 

The scheme will support the development of projects by 27 new directors and 46 first-time writers. 

Among the projects financed are: Kill The Messenger, a new romantic comedy from director Samantha Lang (The Monkey’s Mask); Ride Like A Girl, a story of Australia’s most successful female jockey, which marks the directorial debut of actress Rachel Griffiths; and drama thriller Runaway, from producer Alex White and writer Mirrah Foulkes (Blue »

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