Advancing the career paths of regionally-based NSW and QLD screen producers

What’s the opportunity?

Screenworks’ Regional Producer Elevator Program is an annual professional development program that supports talented early-career producers living in regional NSW and regional QLD, giving them the opportunity to pursue their screen industry ambitions and implement a professional development program that will help elevate their careers.


This program is designed to increase the skills and industry experience of regionally based producers (two from regional NSW and two from regional QLD). Each will be allocated $3,500 to support their bespoke career development plans and will be provided with introductions to key players in the Australian screen industry. They will also be supported to attend the 2024 SPA Screen Forever Conference and receive registration to Screenworks Regional To Global Conference in May 2024, as well as receive career and project advice from a professional experienced producer.

Tell me more!

The 2024 Regional Producer Elevator Program will be delivered by Screenworks with support from Screen NSW, Screen Queensland and Screen Producers Australia (SPA).

It will provide two selected regional NSW producers and two selected regional Queensland producers with:

  • $3,500 to go toward their professional/career development.
  • Registration, travel and attendance to the Screen Forever Conference in 2024 and participation in selected emerging producer sessions run by Screen Producers Australia.
  • Registration to the Screenworks Regional To Global Screen Forum 2024.

Screenworks are delighted to be partnering with Screen Producers Australia (SPA) for this program. As well as supplying discounted tickets to relevant SPA events or activities, including the opportunity for the four selected producers to attend the 2024 Screen Forever conference, SPA will be supporting this program by assessing the applications.

To be considered for this invaluable opportunity, applicants will need to submit a 12-month Career Plan that sets out what they will put in place to increase their skills and further their career through the Screenworks Regional Producer Elevator Program.

Through this program, participants will enhance their producing skills and career potential and increase the capacity of the screen industry in regional Australia.

Who can apply?

Screenworks’ 2024 Regional Producer Elevator Program is open to producers of all genres, including (but not limited to) TV drama producers, documentary producers and children’s television producers.

This program would best suit early-career producers who have had initial success in the industry and are genuinely committed to building their skills as a professional producer and furthering their careers.

Applicants must be a resident in regional NSW or regional QLD.

What do I need to submit?

  • Application Form
  • CV/resume
  • 12-Month Career Plan – download and fill in this template Career Plan Template, then upload it as instructed in your application form
  • Proof of regional residency (eg driver’s licence, proof of age card)

For more details on the criteria and application process please see the Program Guidelines and Terms & Conditions below.

Definitions, guidelines, terms & conditions:

Regional NSW – Regional NSW includes the Central Coast, Hunter and Illawarra and is defined as the areas or regions outside of Sydney and Western Sydney as defined on Screenworks website

Regional Queensland – Regional areas are defined as a resident outside of South East Queensland, defined as a 100-kilometre radius of the Brisbane or Gold Coast central business district.

Screenworks Regional Producer Elevator Program 2024 is supported by Screen NSW and Screen Queensland and delivered in collaboration with Screen Producers Australia. This initiative is part of Screen Queensland’s North Queensland Regional Program.