Initiative to embed WA talent into ABC Sydney

ABC & Screenwest join forces to facilitate experience on Good Game Spawn Point and ABC ME documentaries.

An emerging industry practitioner from Western Australia will be seconded to ABC Children’s productions at ABC in Sydney, through a joint initiative with ABC and Screenwest.

The Screenwest Diversity Equity and Inclusion Action Plan will provide paid production experience and a credit for a candidate from a diverse background or an under represented community.

“The initiative aims to promote diversity in all of its forms, and is designed to help provide opportunities for practitioners to be able to step up to the next level and progress their careers in the sector, building a network in the industry. We are delighted to be offering this opportunity to an emerging practitioner as we are committed to fostering new talent into the industry,” said David Anderson, ABC Director of Television.

Rikki Lea Bestall, Head of Development & Production at Screenwest said “We are excited to be working with the ABC to give diverse WA talent, the opportunity to increase their professional experience, expand their skills and develop contacts through on-the-job training.”

The candidate will rotate between productions including Good Game Spawn Point and ME Productions who make short from documentary strands for approximately 24 weeks.

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