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SAFC cements commitment to screen industry diversity as new home of SDIN
06 May 2022
The SAFC has cemented its commitment to supporting and growing diversity in the screen industry by becoming the new host organisation for the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN), with applications now open for the role of SDIN Project Officer.
Previously hosted by the Australian Film and Television Radio School (AFTRS) since its inception in 2017, the SDIN is a national network of broadcasters, screen funding agencies, business associations, guilds and industry-aligned education and training organisations who have committed to work together towards a more inclusive and diverse screen industry.
Members include all Australian broadcasters and state and national screen agencies as well as FreeTV and AFTRS.
Among the SDIN’s initiatives is The Everyone Project, an easy-to-use measurement tool developed by South Australian organisation Screen Industry Innovation (SII), to capture the diversity of the talent and crews working in the screen industry.
As part of its new role as SDIN host organisation, the SAFC is now hiring for a new SDIN Project Officer, a key position providing project and administrative support to the SDIN Chairs and its membership.
Based at the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios in Glenside, South Australia, the SDIN Project Officer will be the first point of contact for SDIN members and stakeholders, and will actively manage the organisation’s social media and website communications, among other duties.
As part of SDIN’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the position is targeted for a candidate who identifies as being from a community under‐represented in the Australian screen industry, including people who identify as First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), LGBTQIA+, from a regional or remote area, socio-economically disadvantaged, Deaf or disabled or the intersection of these identities.
AFTRS CEO Nell Greenwood said: “AFTRS is really proud to have supported the incredible work the SDIN has done over the last five years, including the growth of the network itself and the implementation of The Everyone Project. It’s the right time to be passing on the baton to another host agency and we’re delighted that Kate and the SAFC are taking on this really important role.”
SAFC CEO Kate Croser said: “As an agency committed to improving representation in screen content and inclusion and diversity in the screen industry, we at the SAFC are delighted to become the new host organisation for the SDIN. We look forward to working collaboratively with the new Project Officer to further our shared aims of boosting diversity and addressing barriers to inclusion in the sector.”
SDIN Co-Chairs Kelrick Martin, Head of Indigenous at ABC TV and Michelle Cheng, Content Industry Diversity Manager at SBS said: “The SDIN is delighted to welcome the SAFC as our new host organisation. We look forward to working together with the SAFC to build a more inclusive screen industry in 2022 and beyond.”
The handover from AFTRS will occur in June with SAFC to take over from July 2022.
Applications for the role of SDIN Project Officer are open now – find out more at safilm.com.au/work-for-safc
Find out more about the SDIN at sdin.com.au and follow them on Facebook.