SA Film Corporation

Gender Agenda

SAFC's Gender Agenda, a comprehensive suite of initiatives designed to address the gender imbalance in the industry and drive established and emerging South Australian female practitioners forward into the next phase of their career.  The initiatives, which focus on a number of areas including leadership, mentorship, attachments and workshops, are in response to the data demonstrating that women in the screen industries globally and in Australia are still significantly underrepresented in key creative roles. 

Placement LA Program - Due Friday, 1st September 2017

The Placement LA Program as part of SAFC’s Career Accelerator will provide an outstanding opportunity for one South Australian women producer to be mentored by Brian O’Shea, CEO and Tom McNulty, CCO, from the foreign sales and production company The Exchange in Los Angeles.

The Placement LA program will take place October 23, 2017 - November 17, 2017 and includes attendance at the American Film Market Conference November 1 - 8th in Santa Monica. 

Additional key industry meetings will be arranged by SAFC for the successful applicant.

The successful applicant must be available during the entire period of the placement to live in Los Angeles and will receive up to $15,000 from SAFC to support the placement working with The Exchange at their Los Angeles office and attending AFM. The Exchange is a leading worldwide production and sales company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. Created by veteran sales executive Brian O’Shea, the company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. Over the past four years, The Exchange has acquired, financed, produced and/or sold over 200 films ranging in budgets from $5 million to $90 million, including studio films from Disney, Sony, Fox, and Universal. Such films include Universal’s 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg (sold in collaboration with the exclusive sales agent, Foresight Unlimited); Sony’s, A Street Cat Named Bob, directed by Roger Spottiswoode; 2013 Sundance Award Winner The Spectacular Now starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley and directed by James Ponsoldt;  The Last Five Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan and directed by Richard LaGravenese; Sundance and Independent Spirit award winner, Dear White People; and Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate.
Tom McNulty is a seasoned film producer and production executive whose films have brought in more than $2 billion at the box office. McNulty has launched three successful production companies as head of production. At Sony Pictures, McNulty oversaw the entire film slate for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, where he oversaw Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, Click and The Longest Yard. From there he founded 21 Laps Entertainment at 20th Century Fox where he was production executive for the hugely successful Night At The Museum franchise as well as Date Night with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey and The Rocker for director Shawn Levy. Prior to joining The Exchange, McNulty was President of Production at Global Produce, a Universal Studios based film production company where he produced the award winning Sundance hit The Spectacular Now starring then unknowns Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Brie Larsen. Additionally, he packaged a bold new remake of Scarface among others.

Applicants are expected to be:

  • female resident in South Australia;
  • have produced at least 1 feature film or 2 short films; and
  • be available to live in Los Angeles from October 23 - November 17, 2017

Submissions due close of business Friday, 1st September 2017. No extensions will be granted. 

Placement LA Guidelines

Placement LA Application Form

Match Me - Due Wednesday, 1st November 2017 

The Match-Me Mentorship Program, as part of SAFC’s Career Accelerator, will provide emerging South Australian women screen practitioners the opportunity to be mentored by some of Australia’s established screen content makers and Heads of Department.

Over a one year period, mentees will be connected with an individual mentor – a film and television executive or Head of Department (HOD) in their chosen field - to further develop the mentee's professional expertise as they move toward to the next phase of their career.

The Match-Me Mentorship Program can be either project or career plan specific. 

who is eligible?
Applicants are expected to be:

  • female resident in South Australia;
  • have at least 2 short film credits in the area they wish to be mentored in;
  • is not a full time student.

Women working in crew roles are encouraged to apply.

what is on offer?
It is anticipated each mentorship will last  one year. The mentorship will consist of one face-to-face meeting with the mentor in their city (if interstate) and other interactions as agreed. 
Applicants may apply to the Match-Me Mentorship program with their mentor already secured. 

The Program is designed to match ONE mentor to ONE mentee. SAFC will provide up to four mentorships over one year. 

Submissions close Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Match-Me Guidelines

Match-Me Application Form


PLEASE NOTE: Your Application Form will expire 30 days after receiving the confirmation email to your custom form. You must submit you application within 30 days or your data will be lost.