Discovering New Voices Initiative

Project Name: Discovering New Voices Initiative

Funding Recipient: Screenworks

Activity: a program to train undiscovered, diverse and talented screenwriters living in regional Australia with specific skills that meet industry requirements, delivered in partnership with Princess Bento (Princess Pictures’ animation vehicle) and Hoodlum Entertainment.

January 2022 Update: The Discovering New Voices: Adult Animation initiative announced Jess Murray from Tasmania had won a four-week attachment with Princess Bento which should be completed towards March 2022. The Discovering New Voices: Romantic Comedy initiative was launched with Hoodlum Entertainment at the end of September 2021, and 25 participants were selected to take part in an online Rom Com workshop with Alexa Wyatt on 16 December. Of that 10 projects have been shortlisted and a final winner is expected to be announced in April.

Annual Focus: New Voices

Country: Australia

Amount Funded: $45,000

Status: In Progress

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