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Greg Coote Scholarship – DEADLINE

January 17

SQ is calling out for writers and creators ready to take the next big step in their career with an international writers’ room experience!


Now in its fourth year, the Greg Coote Scholarship – established by SQ and Australians in Film – honours the work of one of Australia’s most prolific industry figures and continues his extraordinary legacy of opening doors for Australian talent in the global screen industry. The Scholarship – launched by actor Hugh Jackman in late 2014 – offers a writer or creator working in narrative fiction (drama and genre) the opportunity to spend a minimum of 6-8 weeks in an established series writers’ room. Worth approximately $30,000 (AUD), the Scholarship will fund the costs of the placement, including travel and visas, and provide a small weekly wage to the recipient.


This year, a pool of approximately five writers/creators will be shortlisted for the Scholarship. These writers will be presented to established international writers’ rooms for consideration and at least one will be selected to take part in the 2020 program.


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