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Emerging Producer Placement (EPP)

Applications to the Emerging Producer Placement are closed for 2023. 

Applications will open in October for placement in 2024.

The EPP will provide emerging producers with a unique opportunity to gain experience with NSW screen production companies, in addition to working with Screen NSW Sector Investment team. EPP is a fast-track career opportunity by matching highly experienced screen industry practitioners with undiscovered emerging producing talent. 

In this round, between two and three candidates will be selected for placement opportunities. One placement will be a dedicated spot for a First Nations (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) emerging producer. The other one to two placements will prioritise emerging producers from underrepresented groups including people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and people from Western Sydney and regional NSW.

The three candidates will be selected and paid to undertake a six-month customised program. They will spend the majority of the time with production companies, with additional time at Screen NSW and attending key industry events.

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For more information contact The Program Officer contactable via dap@screen.nsw.gov.au if you would like to discuss your application.

Who can apply?

1. Emerging producers who currently reside in NSW.

2. Emerging producers who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, or from under-represented groups, including people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from Western Sydney and people from regional NSW.

3. Have at least one credit as producer on a short film or web series.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete an online expression of interest detailing how you meet the Selection Criteria and why you believe the attachment would be of value to you at this point in your career. 

You will need to address the following criteria:

  1. A knowledge of current development and project financing practices within Australia.
  2. A demonstrated understanding of production budgets.
  3. Highly developed organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  4. Analytical and research skills, and the ability to collate information and write reports using a variety of software packages.
  5. An ability to work independently and to exercise initiative, sensitivity and discretion.
How will my application be assessed?

Your application will be assessed on the basis of your experience and your expression of interest relating to the selection criteria. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview.


When will the placement start?

The first placement will begin in November 2022, with the dates to be mutually agreed by both parties. The second and third placments will commence in 2023, with dates to be mutualy agreed to by both parties.

Who will assess my application?

Applications will be assessed by a panel of Screen NSW staff including a Sector Investment Manager (Screen) and the Head of Screen NSW. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview and subsequent recommendations will be considered by the Head of Screen NSW.