The Real Housewives of Sydney, The X Factor, My Kitchen Rules, Gruen, Here Come the Habibs and Married at First Sight are all welcoming female attachments in camera & sound departments as part of Screen NSW’s She Shoots! initiative.
Kaye Harrison will be a camera attachment on The Real Housewives of Sydney, Lara Del Arte a camera attachment on The X Factor; regional NSW resident Tamara Penniket a sound attachment on The X Factor, Gemma Thornton a camera attachment on My Kitchen Rules, and Charu Menon a camera attachment on Married at First Sight.
Nawal Abdi, from Western Sydney, is working as a camera operator on Here Come The Habibs 2and emerging writer Frida Deguise, a comedian from Western Sydney, has been given her break into television with a gig on Gruen.
“I am so excited about my writer’s attachment on Gruen; I am hopeful the experience with the Gruen team will be the kick start I need to take my comedy from the stage to the screen!” said Frida Deguise.
Gruen Series Producer Polly Connolly said: “We love Frida’s irrepressible energy and humour and can’t wait to work with her.”
CEO of Screen NSW Courtney Gibson said: “The only way to make a genuine difference in gender disparity and diversity is to create real job opportunities in those areas of our industry where the imbalance is greatest. That’s why we’ve focused on comedy writing, camera and sound in this latest round of attachments, and offered places for women from Western Sydney and regional NSW.
“It’s great to have the support for this approach from some of our very best and most successful production companies. I’d like to thank Kylie Washington from Matchbox Pictures who has been the driver of the She Shoots initiative.”
She Shoots! partners are Screen NSW, AFTRS, the Executive Women’s Television Group, Women NSW, Foxtel and VA Digital Hire.