Ones To Watch is a mentor program for emerging producers from around Australia who create content for screens big and small. Now in its third year, the Ones To Watch program focuses on providing expert, one-on-one mentoring and career guidance by a leading, experienced screen industry producer.
This includes the chance to participate in the SBS Kickstart TV pitching competition and the Screen Internship, a joint partnership initiative between Screen Producers Australia and Screen Australia – both exclusive to Ones To Watch participants.
The Ones To Watch program goes like this…
Screen Producers Australia:
SELECTS up to 20 talented early-career producers;
MATCHES each individual producer with an accomplished mentor from the production industry;
PROVIDES the Ones To Watch with exclusive opportunities to apply for top-shelf initiatives, including the opportunity to apply for SBS Kickstart;
PROMOTES and connects them to key screen professionals;
SUPPORTS them to network and pitch their projects at the SCREEN FOREVER Conference in Melbourne, 17-19 November 2015.
We have teamed up with SBS to offer Ones To Watch participants the exclusive opportunity to submit an original TV series concept to SBS 2. In consultation with the SBS, the successful winner will work within an allocated budget of up to $300,000 to develop their series for the channel.
Ones To Watch participants also have the exclusive opportunity to apply for the Screen Internship, giving one lucky participant $20,000 to work with a host company from any country, including Australia, and for any screen content type.
Meet the 2015 Ones To Watch!