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Applications open for Talent USA: New York

Screen Australia has announced the return of Talent USA: New York.

2022 Talent USA: New York cohort.

Talent USA: New York is a unique career development opportunity for screen creatives to form part of a delegation that will travel to the Australian International Screen Forum in New York in September 2023.

The program is for screen creatives with a high level of recent success internationally, who can leverage global knowledge, and develop new skills and relationships to enhance their careers and work.

Up to eight delegates will be selected for funding of up to $8,000 per person that can be used for: travel to New York City; living and accommodation in New York City; and any pre/post Australian International Screen Forum activities.

Talent USA will run from 13 to 17 September 2023. The program is a mix of industry roundtables, panel discussions, matched mentoring sessions, pitch training, strategic consultations and introductions to and advice from a selection of influential New York City based screen professionals.

To be eligible for this program, applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or residents and meet Screen Australia’s Terms of Trade
  • have credits that demonstrate a strong creative voice and global recognition as a creator and screenwriter and/or director on completed long form scripted episodic series and/or features, and at least one of which that has recently (last 4 years):
  • screened on broadcast television or streamed on a subscription-based platform, and having been 1 of the top 10 most-watched shows on that platform at time of transmission. [It is noted that data is not always readily available, especially historically, and assessors will give benefit of the doubt based on press links and other media reactions about the title from time of release], or
  • streamed online on any reportable platform, with evidence of audiences/views in excess of 1 million or other evidence of trending on You Tube or other online social media platforms at time of release, or
  • premiered in official selection at Cannes, Toronto, Venice, Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, Series Mania festivals, or
  • been distributed and theatrically released in multiple major international territories, or
  • been a recipient of a significant international award such as awards from Cannes, Toronto, Venice, Sundance, Berlin, SXSW festivals or been nominated for Academy, BAFTA, or Emmy awards
  • and have:
  • a slate of long form episodic scripted series and/or features
  • some existing experience and interest from US industry.

Priority will be given to applicants with an established talent agent and/or management in Australia and/or US.

Applications from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on 29 June 2023.

More information regarding eligibility, what support is available and how to apply can be found here.