Screen NSW welcomes Kristy Best into the Producer Extension Placement program for six months and farewells Jessica Mitchell, award winning producer of short films Tsjernobyl Hearts, Yardbird and Arietta.
Kristy established Seraphic Films after receiving a First Time Filmmakers Grant from Metro Screen/Screen NSW to write, produce and direct the dark comedy short, Something Fishy in 2010
Kristy also anchored ABC2’s Feature Documentary Series, Sunday Best from 2011 for three successful seasons, showcasing eighty-five feature documentaries from around the world.
Kristy is currently developing a slate of original online projects including comedy series Chelsea’s Luck, supernatural series Deadheart, the teaser of which premiered at LA New Media Film Festival, and sketch series Stare Cases.
About the Producer Extension Placement (PEP) program:
The program is suitable for emerging independent producers who have produced shorts or existing television and who are currently developing their first long form project (feature or television).
PEP learning outcomes are:
To develop an understanding of the work and functions of a Production and a Development Executive in funding agencies and in the industry.
To have a basic ability to analyse financial structures as well as the terms and conditions associated with deals.
To think about and gain knowledge about the digital evolutions occurring within the industry in terms of technology, financing models, delivery mechanisms and the changing patterns of audience media consumption.
To develop the interpersonal skills needed to navigate Applicant personalities, problems and needs.
To develop the ability to think strategically.
To gain an understanding of the creative analysis of screenplays, various approaches to project development and the process, purpose and focus of development investment within Screen NSW.
To understand the funding processes within Screen NSW.
For more details visit the Screen NSW website.