Ones to Watch 2024 applications are open
2023 cohort (image - SPA)

Ones to Watch 2024 applications are open

Ones to Watch 2024 applications are open – Applications open today for Ones To Watch 2024, Screen Producers Australia’s (SPA) much-loved professional development and mentoring program.

First run in 2013, Ones To Watch is designed to help early-career screen producers take their careers to new heights.

The program again includes the exciting opportunity to secure the coveted $20,000 Ones To Watch Screen Placement, supported by Screen Australia.

Selected participants will be individually matched with an experienced mentor from within the SPA membership for 1-on-1 mentoring. They will also be granted exclusive access to a six-month webinar series curated to suit their needs in developing their creative slate and business acumen in the lead-up to SCREEN FOREVER.

“Over the years, our Ones To Watch program has continually evolved to meet the changing needs of Australia’s screen industry. As we open applications for 2024, we are thrilled to continue providing this invaluable platform that equips producers with the skills and networks necessary to thrive in our competitive, fast-paced industry. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of visionary producers and supporting them on their journey to success,”

– said SPA CEO Matthew Deaner.
Screen Australia COO Grainne Brunsdon said,

“This program has a strong track record in elevating the careers of emerging producers and providing hands-on experience to help them succeed in our global industry. I encourage producers looking to expand their skills to apply and capitalise on this opportunity.”

The 2024 Ones To Watch cohort will have the opportunity to apply for the Ones To Watch Screen Placement, securing engagement with a production or production company anywhere in the world to the value of AU$20,000, with previous recipients including Amy Parry (2023), Emma Roberts (2022), Jessica Magro (2021), Ljudan Michaelis-Thorpe (2020) and Rachel Higgins (2019). 

Since 2013, past participants have made waves both locally and internationally. Most recently, Alexandra Doering (2023) completed production on Last King of The Cross season 2 with Helium Pictures, while Nara Wilson (2023) recently attended the Cannes Marche Du Film as part of a South Australian delegation.

In 2023 Rachel Higgins (2019) produced Ivan Sen’s latest feature film, Limbo starring Simon Baker and Bethany Bruce (2022) secured financing for her first feature production during her time as a Ones To Watch program participant.

Liam Heyen (2021) is currently in production in Amsterdam on feature film Jimpa, starring Olivia Colman & John Lithgow and directed by Sophie Hyde with Cyna Strachan (2022) co-producing. Hannah Ngo (2021) and Liam Heyen (2021) were producers on Latecomers, which premiered on SBS VICELAND and SBS On Demand in 2022 as part of SBS, NITV and Screen Australia’s Digital Originals initiative. Joshua Longhurst (2020) is a development executive at See-Saw Australia / I Am That, working alongside Emile Sherman and Samantha Lang.

Applications are now open until 11.59pm AEST on Wednesday, 21 August 2024. 

Apply for Ones To Watch 2024 HERE.

View the application guidelines HERE.

Media Release – Screen Producers Australia

TV Central Screen Producers Australia content HERE

Ones to Watch 2024 applications are open
Ones to Watch 2024 (image – Screen Producers Australia)

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