Inclusive Producers Attachment Program
Are you an emerging producer with a passion for inclusion?
Applications are sought from emerging producers keen to jump on board the bus and start your inclusive filmmaking journey.
Between August to October Bus Stop Films will engage a team of emerging producers to come on board for our 2023 class short film projects as Producer’s Attachments, opening up inclusive filmmaking opportunities to 10 next generation producers. They will work with our in-house Producer Dianna La Grassa, to bring our slate of 18 inclusively made short films, being produced through our Accessible Film Studies Program, to life.
The cohort will gain professional skills development in inclusive filmmaking by attending Bus Stop’s Inclusion in Action workshop and be part of a network of producer’s passionate about inclusive filmmaking. The strategy will equip participants with skills in producing films inclusively, supporting people with disabilities on productions and producing content through a lens of inclusion, diversity and accessibility.
Depending on the location, the Attachments would be allocated to work across 1 to 2 films. Productions will take place between August to October 2023. All shoots will likely be on weekends. All our films are shot in one day.
Bus Stop’s class locations include – Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Katoomba, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Launceston.
The initiative is generously supported by Screen NSW, Screen QLD, SAFC, VicScreen, Screen Tasmania, Screen Canberra and Screenwest.
Dianna La Grassa
Dianna is Bus Stop’s resident #inclusivefilmmaking producer and Chief Operating Officer. She is an MBA graduate and has produced over 30 short films including the award winning Groundhog Night, What Was It Like? and This is News in Radio.
How long will the Inclusive Producers Attachment?
Engagement will be approximately 5 days non-consecutive including a 10 hour shoot per film. Flexible working arrangements apply around hours. The attachment will also include participation in our Inclusion in Action workshop, delivered by zoom. The role is flexible and can be done around other employment or projects.
How much is the fee paid to the person engaged for an Inclusive Producers Attachment?
Fee paid is $1,500 (per short film) including super. (Above benchmark for Level 1 and 2 on BRECA rates).
What sort of tasks will it involve?
- Desktop activities – sourcing resources, booking catering, managing casting calls, attending production meetings (by zoom), liaising with cast and crew.
- In person activities – site rece’s, collecting unit and production items. Setting up the unit and catering on the set on the shoot day.
How many films will the attachments be engaged with and when do the films run from?
We will recruit 10 people to work across the 18 films. With filming starting in August and running through to October, 2023. In locations where we are producing more than one film, the placements will be attached to at least two films each, allocated based on participants availability and residence.
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Eligibility for the Program
- Applicants must be over 18.
- A Producer credit on at least 30 cumulative minutes of live action, narrative fiction or documentary content. It can be across a range of platforms including online, short film, television or feature film.
- You must be a resident of the state to which the film shoots take place.
- Demonstrated experience in filmmaking and a commitment to undertake Bus Stop’s Inclusion in Action workshop.
How do I apply?
Applications have now closed all successful applicants will be advised in June, 2023.
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