Unleash Your Screenwriting Talent at SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator

SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator is back again this year to provide a career to the aspiring, diverse and inclusive Australian storytellers.

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Submissions are closed.

SBS launched the Emerging Writers’ Incubator in collaboration with Screen Australia, state and territory agencies, and the Australian Writers’ Guild to support the talent of the underrepresented in the screenwriting industry.

This includes culturally, linguistically, and gender diverse people; LGBTQIA+ and First Nations Australians or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and people living in regional or remote areas. People with disabilities, particularly those who are deaf, are also welcome to join.

“The Emerging Writers’ Incubator is such a fantastic and exciting initiative we’re proud to be delivering with our partners. The support it provides to creatives making their way in this industry – from all backgrounds and diverse experiences that reflect Australia today – has the potential to make a significant impact in their careers, as well as the future of our sector and stories on our screens,” says Head of SBS Scripted Julie Eckersley.

Australian screenwriters will have the opportunity to spend a year working with leading production companies, where they will be able to broaden their knowledge, develop their skills, and build relationships within the film industry.

Furthermore, the selected emerging talent will be compensated while on the job and will have access to workshops supported by the Australian Writers’ Guild.

participating production companies

Brindle Films, one of the most established and successful feature film, documentary, and television drama production companies is looking for a writer from the Northern Territory.

Easy Tiger, a multi-award-winning production company best known for its four-part SBS drama series Sunshine, will provide invaluable knowledge and experience to another Western Australian writer in their NSW offices.

Jungle Entertainment, known for its signature comedic tone, will take the New South Wales writer. Whilst Queensland-based writer will be endorsed at Emmy® and BAFTA Award-winning Hoodlum Entertainment.

Highview Productions, best known for the international smash hit The Tourist, will support the South Australian writer. Whilst Sweetshop & Green who specialise in international co-productions, developing and producing distinct projects will host a writer in Victoria.

“It’s great to be working with partners again this year who share our passion, particularly the production companies hosting writers in 2022. Good luck to all those applying – I can’t wait to see what we uncover,” Head of SBS Scripted Julie says.

Applications are open from 26 April 2022 until 27 May 2022. Begin by checking the submission guidelines with each participating screen agency.

ADG and Screen Australia have also partnered up recently with the Local2Global program, which gives the opportunity to Queensland-based directors to bolster their careers. Click here for more information.

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