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.
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:
- Tailored professional development programs for emerging practitioners, as well as opportunities for those seeking to advance their skills and build industry networks.
- Major events including the national Screenmakers Conference that connects the emerging industry to the market and builds industry knowledge, and the annual South Australian Screen Awards that celebrate the achievements of emerging creative, technical and craft talent.
- The boutique Mercury Cinema, showcasing local filmmakers’ works as well as offering curated programs to complement themed workshops and masterclasses.
- Script services, hot desking, edit suite and equipment hire, networking events, screening programs, production funding initiatives, insurances, and high level industry labs. Discounts are available depending on the level of membership.
For more information visit mercurycx.org.au
Main image: SAFC attachment Ella Kroning on set of First Day (2020), photo by Ian Routledge