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Getting Involved in the Screen Industry

Although the SAFC isn’t involved in the hiring of crew, talent and extras, below are some starting points for resources and general information about entering the film and television industry.

You can also find useful links to alternative screen support options and industry resources on our Other Support & Resources page.

Mercury CX

The Mercury CX (formerly the Media Resource Centre) is a national centre of excellence dedicated to talent escalation and story development, based here in Adelaide. The MCX team are highly experienced and skilled industry practitioners who are passionate champions of screen stories.

MCX is a non-profit organisation that supports members and industry practitioners to develop, advance and professionalise their careers in the screen industry, and is funded by the SAFC to provide support to the emerging screen sector. It offers:

For enquiries contact:  hello@mercurycx.org

Main image: On set of The Boys Are Back (2009)

Crew and Services Directory

The South Australian Crew and Services Directory provides information about local screen industry professionals and support services. All practitioners listed have had their credentials approved against set criteria by the SAFC.

If you are an experienced Crew Member, Production Company or Support Service Provider in South Australia and can serve as a resource for the South Australian screen industry please create an account and register for the directory – listings are free!

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Further information

Screen Australia has collated a handy guide for newcomers and industry professionals looking to develop their skills or make content in Australia.