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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 answers to frequently asked questions, 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)

WANTED, Tom Hoffie, Rebecca Gibney, Paul Vagnarelli and Mark Wareham

Targeted Diversity Attachments

The SAFC’s Targeted Diversity Attachment scheme supports our mission to build a more inclusive screen industry in South Australia by providing paid on-set experience for diverse key creatives and crew, including practitioners who are women, First Nations, Deaf and disabled, or from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ communities and regional and remote areas.

Emerging cinematographer Paul Vagnarelli (centre), who is profoundly Deaf, worked as camera attachment on Wanted season 3 with star Rebecca Gibney and producer Tom Hoffie.

Person holding a clapperboard

Further information

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