Reel Action on Gender: Screen Australia Sets Minimum Targets for Female-led Project

  • 2015-12-16
  • The Conversation

Screen Australia announced this morning a A$5 million plan called Gender Matters, a three-year suite of initiatives aimed at addressing gender imbalances in the Australian film industry.

In order to attract funding, projects must have at least three of their four key creative roles – director, writer, producer and protagonist – occupied by a woman.

This plan follows a string of initiatives aimed at addressing gender diversity from within the Australian film industry.

In the past month, Screen NSW set targets for 50/50 gender equity for development and production funding by 2020; Film Victoria announced a A$50K partnership with the Natalie Miller Fellowship to advance the careers/leadership roles of women in the screen industry; and the Australian Director’s Guild has proposed quotas of 50% for directors getting Screen Australia funding.

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