Screen Australia has announced funding of $1.3 million for the first 12 candidates of the Enterprise People program – a one to two year work placement program. Nine women and three men recognised in their field have been selected to advance their writing and creative production skills, through intense, full-time work placements with experienced and iconic industry leaders. Hedone Productions secured support in this first intake.

Hugh Sullivan, writer/director of SXSW favourite The Infinite Man,  will be a staff writer with Adelaide based Hedone Productions with award-winning writer Andrew Bovell (adapted Strictly Ballroom and Lantana for the screen) will mentor Hugh in his work on the Hedone slate.

Screen Australia’s CEO, Graeme Mason, said, “Companies have matched promising talent with leading industry mentors to provide a rare opportunity to work constantly across a slate of titles rather than on a one-off project basis – this will expose them to vigorous, long-term, on-the-job development opportunities across the film, television and online sectors.

“We need to cultivate the next set of writers and creative producers to ensure original and dynamic Australian stories keep being told across all genres. It was especially satisfying to see such a strong representation of women benefiting from this program to work with companies that will provide substantial development opportunities.” 

19 December 2014