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2020-2021 Enterprise PEOPLE

  • Jimena Puente-Treviño is undertaking a three-month director’s attachment with director and producer Danny Ben-Moshe, working on documentary Revenge: My dad the Nazi Killer?. Puente-Treviño also used her skills as a research assistant, set dresser and a unit production assistant on the film. 
  • Filmmaker John Kassab (12 O’Clock Boys) will do a two-year producer placement with Princess Pictures where he will be mentored by producer Laura Waters (It’s A Date).
  • Director/producer Joshua Longhurst (Ding Dong I’m Gay) is undertaking a two-year placement as a Development Executive with I Am That, under the supervision of Executive Producer Samantha Lang. 
  • Actor, writer and producer Ivy Mak will undertake a two year producer placement at Magpie Pictures, working with producer Lois Randall (SeaChange, Grace Beside Me).
  • Director Imogen McCluskey (Suburban Wildlife) will attend the American Film Institute's MFA Director's Conservatory Program, Class of 2023. She is one of 25 directors to be selected for the program.
  • Writer Julia Moriarty is working as an in-house writer with writer Vanessa Alexander (The Great, Vikings:Valhalla) on a new project with CBS Viacom about the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, as well as several other projects she has in development in the UK.
  • Writer and director Joseph Nizeti will undertake a two-year placement with Stranger Than Fiction Films (Mountain) where he will be mentored by Jen Peedom.
  •  Alice Burgin, former CEO/Conference Director of the Australian International Documentary Conference, is developing her documentary production practice in a two-year placement as Documentary/Factual Executive at Sweetshop & Green (Vesna), working under Co-Managing Director Gal Greenspan.

  • Director Hattie Dalton (Summer’s Day) worked as shadow director on series 5 of Doctor Doctor under the guidance of Daniel Nettheim, through the Australian Director’s Guild Direct One program. Hattie directed one episode of Doctor Doctor
  • Filmmaker Ashley Gibb will undertake a placement with Wild Pacific Media (Australia’s Ocean Odyssey) for up to 16 months to expand his skills in natural history documentary making with a focus on writing, directing and cinematography. 
  • Writer Sarinah Masukor (MaveriX) will undertake a two-year placement at Jungle Entertainment (Wakefield), working as staff writer under Head of Drama, Shay Spencer.
  • Producer Molly O’Connor (Running 62) will undertake a two-year placement at Film Camp under the mentorship of company founder Philippa Campey (Brazen Hussies) and producer Samantha Dinning (No Time For Quiet).
  • Writer, comedian and actor Matt Okine (The Other Guy) has commenced a two-year placement at independent production company, Wooden Horse where he will be mentored by film and television executives and joint CEO’s, Jude Troy and Richard Finlayson to drive development and production under the Wooden Horse banner on a slate of projects focusing on diverse and under-represented stories and talent. Okine has two television series in funded development with Wooden Horse and is also working with the Wooden Horse team alongside Aquarius Films on a feature adaptation of his novel, Being Black N Chicken & Chips
  • Documentary producer Casey Ventura will undertake a one-year placement as a development and impact producer at FINCH (Machine), working across documentary development and production, and innovative impact strategies. Ventura will by mentored by Camilla Mazzaferro and Michael Hilliard.
  • Producer Stephanie Westwood (Triple Swear) will take on a one-year Content Executive placement with Orange Entertainment Co (Retrograde) where she will work under Head of Content, Dan Lake.
  • Emerging creative and specialist in data analytics, Georgia Woodward, will join Southern Pictures (Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian) for a two-year placement as Junior Development Producer.
  • Filmmaker and multimedia artist Emma Rozanski (Papagajka) was funded to participate in Torino Film Lab’s online script development workshop in September 2020 to develop her second feature film and build international relationships.
  • Producer Alice Willison (The Other Guy) will be mentored by Amal Baggar (Vice President, Original Movies & Limited Series at ViacomCBS) for six months.
  • Actor Adrienne Couper Smith will undertake Intimacy Coordinator training with the Intimacy Professionals Association in Los Angeles, delivered online due to the pandemic, to expand her expertise in telling intimate moments on screen while keeping actors safe.

Disclaimer:  Screen Australia has undertaken all reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of this information at time of publication. If you have any updates please contact Enterprise.