VicScreen Internship Program Returns with Paramount ANZ, Blackfella Films, Fremantle

VicScreen has involved Paramount Australia and New Zealand, Blackfella Films and Fremantle Australia as participating organizations in this year’s Victorian Screen Development Internships programme.

Now in its third year, the initiative is designed to create pathways to the screen industry for Victorian storytellers via two 12-month paid internships that are open to creatives from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, First Peoples of Australia and to people of diverse genders. or living with a disability.

Successful participants will complete four-month rotations at the three companies.

Vicscreen CEO Caroline Pitcher said it was great to see the program return.

“The program has been incredibly successful in promoting and accelerating our diverse local talent, and I look forward to following the careers of our alumni as they continue to progress as future industry leaders. “, she said.

Blackfella Films chief executive Darren Dale said the company is delighted to partner with Vicscreen on an initiative that delivers “such successful results” for early career creatives.

“As creators of targeted content, we’re excited to help bold, daring storytellers gain experience, hone their skills, and leap forward in their careers,” he said.

Fremantle Australia CEO Greg Woods also expressed pride in being involved.

“It is a rewarding experience for the entire team involved in the program, we are all growing through collaboration, and we look forward to welcoming the interns to the company.”

For Melbourne Paramount ANZ Managing Director, Toni Skaife, the initiative reflects the company’s commitment to creating diverse local content that Australian audiences can access across our multiple platforms.

“We are delighted to partner with VicScreen and work closely with Blackfella Films and Fremantle to support and grow local Victorian content creators through this exceptional,” he said.

“Our Paramount team is extremely excited about this opportunity and we look forward to working with the interns.”

The internships will begin in the second semester. VicScreen’s Game Development Internship is also set to return, with applications open later in the year.

Applications for the Victorian Display Development Internships close Monday, May 2. For more information, click here.