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Multi-award-winning screen directors Daina Reid (The Handmaid’s Tale, Romper Stomper) and Kay Pavlou (Race to London, Who Do You Think You Are) will be the special guest presenters for Screenworks’ 2020 Online Directing Intensive.

Multi-award-winning screen directors Daina Reid (The Handmaid’s Tale, Romper Stomper) and Kay Pavlou (Race to London, Who Do You Think You Are) will be the special guest presenters for Screenworks’ 2020 Online Directing Intensive. Image: Screenworks

Applications are now open for early-career screen directors living in Regional Australia to apply for the opportunity to attend the online intensive workshop which will include individual one-on-one tutoring sessions.

The deadline for applications is 17th August.

‘We are delighted to be able to bring these amazingly talented guest speakers together to deliver these workshops,’ explained Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch.

‘Daina Reid is a highly respected drama director and Kay Pavlou is a multi-award-winning director, both of whom will draw on their extensive experience for the Screenworks Online Directing Intensive.

‘Both of these directors are always so busy that I think that if it wasn’t for COVID-19, neither of them probably wouldn’t have been available – so we’re very excited to have them both available to be part of this workshop.’

Up to 18 early-career screen directors from across regional Australia will be selected for this opportunity. This is a significant increase from similar workshops delivered by Screenworks in the past (previously up to 12 were selected) and will provide increased access for emerging directors from across all of regional Australia.

Running over two days, Daina Reid will present a 3-hour online intensive on skills and techniques for directing drama on 8 September. On 9 September, Kay Pavlou will then deliver a 3-hour workshop focused on point of view documentary storytelling. Both guest speakers will provide advice and guidance about screen industry career opportunities and pathways during the workshop.

One of the most valuable parts of the workshop will be the opportunity to receive a half-hour one-on-one consultation with one of the guest speakers to receive advice on projects, skills development and careers.

To be eligible for Screenworks Directing Intensive, applicants must be living in regional Australia, have some experience in screen directing and have a demonstrated skill and commitment to their practice.

For more information and to apply, visit Screenworks website.


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