Screenworks and Netflix have today named the three trainees who will commence their screen industry apprenticeships as part of Screenworks’ 2023 Regional Crew Development Program, delivered with the support of Netflix, the NSW Government, Screen Queensland and TAFE NSW.
A’mi Gray from Grafton (NSW), Willow Inman from Alstonville (NSW) and Enya Flett from Townsville (QLD) will spend this year learning about a range of industry crew roles and developing their knowledge through a mix of paid on-the-job placements backed up by training at TAFE NSW Lismore for a Certificate III in Screen & Media.
Screenworks CEO, Ken Crouch, is excited for another year of Regional Crew Development Traineeships and is proud that Screenworks has extended the program to North Queensland:
“It has been incredibly rewarding to witness the four trainees develop their skills and kickstart their careers this past year. They’ve taken the opportunities and created long-lasting relationships with practitioners that will stand them in good stead for the future. We are thrilled to extend the program to North Queensland this year with the support of Screen Queensland, and the team are looking forward to seeing how far A’mi, Enya and WIllow can take their traineeships in 2023”.
Each of the trainees is thrilled to have been selected for the program and excited about the year ahead: A’mi Grey from Grafton in NSW said “My passion for the screen industry is driven by its commitment to storytelling and the reactions it fosters. I am beyond thrilled to have this rare opportunity to acquire valuable experience within it”
Enya Flett, this year’s North Queensland recipient from Townsville is similarly excited, commenting: “I am so grateful that whilst residing in a regional area, I am fortunate enough to have the same opportunity to work in the industry, thanks to Screenworks, Netflix and Screen Queensland”
Northern Rivers local Willow Inman said: “The opportunity to be a part of this program is an absolute dream. I’m eager to learn every aspect there is about film, to have all these new experiences and meet so many new people through this traineeship.”
Que MInh Luu, Netflix Director Content ANZ, said: “Congratulations to A’mi, Enya and Willow; you will all get a fantastic introduction to the industry from Screenworks as the 2023 Regional Crew Development Program trainees. We’re privileged that Netflix can play a part at the beginning of what we hope will be long and fulfilling careers in the screen sector.”
Screenworks is also looking for Production Companies and Heads of Departments from across Australia interested in taking on trainees for work placements in 2023. Placements can be based in Northern NSW, South East Queensland, North Queensland or beyond. All trainees will be paid by Screenworks during their placement terms.
Please contact Screenworks at [email protected] to register your interest.
The Regional Crew Development Program is being delivered by Screenworks in partnership with Netflix with the support of the NSW Government, Screen Queensland and TAFE NSW.