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LA-based Nest to supercharge careers of SA screen makers

24 January 2019

Los Angeles: Premier of South Australia, the Hon Steven Marshall today announced a new international opportunity to supercharge the careers of South Australian producers, directors and writers in the heart of Hollywood.  Australians in Film (AiF), the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and the internationally acclaimed South Australian winery Bird in Hand have joined forces to create The Bird in Hand Nest, a new two-part initiative offering both a bespoke Residency and an SA workspace at Australians in Film’s LA base, Charlie’s, on the Raleigh Studios’ lot, the oldest working studio in Hollywood. 

AiF and the SAFC will curate a custom-made residency program for the successful applicant of The Bird in Hand Nest Residency incorporating tailored mentoring, industry networking opportunities and access to AiF’s industry program. The eight-week residency is supported by airfares and a living allowance.

In addition to the Residency, The Bird in Hand Nest, Anytime will allow for access to a workspace at Charlie’s. Open to all SA creatives all year round, it will provide an invaluable Hollywood base to work from while doing business in LA.

The announcement was made during Premier Marshall’s trade mission focused on the development and promotion of the screen industry, and timed with the record success of Australian films at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival where four of the historic six features to premiere at Sundance were funded by both the SAFC and the Adelaide Film Festival Fund.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said: “This is an exciting opportunity which will help supercharge the careers of South Australia’s next generation of producers, directors and writers. Hollywood oozes creative flair, and I congratulate all parties involved in bringing this program to fruition. 

Applications for The Bird in Hand Nest Residency open next week.

Read the full release here.

Featured image: The Workroom at Charlie’s
Image credit: Hareth Tayem

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