The Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) welcomed and inspired 170 women on Friday February 24 at the Brilliant Careers Leadership Conference, the first ever national professional development conference in Australia designed specifically for women in the screen industry. The conference, held at RMIT University in Melbourne and streamed to many more online, marked the first event
Expressions of interest close 5pm Monday 16 January for the NMF Brilliant Careers Leadership Program, encouraging women to develop their leadership skills. Women at all stages of their careers from across Australia are encouraged to register including exhibition, distribution, broadcasting, post-production, production and cultural agencies. The Program will focus on providing practical tools and advice
The Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) has today announced that expressions of interest are now open for its new Brilliant Careers Leadership Program encouraging women to develop their leadership skills. Women from all sections of the screen industry across Australia are encouraged to participate including exhibition, distribution, broadcasting, post-production, production and cultural agencies. The women chosen will
The 2016 Natalie Miller Fellowship grant was awarded to Sasha Close today at the Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast. Established in 2011 to recognise the unique contribution of Natalie Miller AO, the Fellowship awards a grant to a woman in the Australian screen industry who has demonstrated initiative, entrepreneurship and excellence. The
The Natalie Miller Fellowship today endorsed the new Australian film Girl Asleep, a journey into the absurd and beautiful heart of Greta Driscoll’s teenage mind. Girl Asleep is the cinematic directorial debut of Rosemary Myers but, given she’s artistic director of South Australia’s Windmill Theatre, she has oodles of directing experience and is accustomed to
Background Since establishing in 2010, the Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) has become the premier organisation generating activity and discussion about female leadership and we have built the brand throughout all sectors of the Australian screen industry. It has stimulated initiatives with State funding bodies, put women’s leadership on the agenda at major industry conferences and
Celebrating its 5th year, The Natalie Miller Fellowship invites applications for its annual grant from Friday July 1, 2016. The only grant of its kind in the country has doubled this year for the first time to $20,000, through fund-raising efforts led by Fellowship Ambassador, Kerry Gardner. The Fellowship is open to all women working
I think it is fair to say that over the thirty-five or so years that the gender equity issue for women in the screen industry has been on the table, the equity and the cultural diversity arguments have failed dismally to shift the consistently poor representation of women in creative and business leadership roles – directors, producers, writers, distributors and exhibitors.
Film Victoria has committed $50k to a new partnership with the Natalie Miller Fellowship which will see five Victorian women receive funding in 2016 to help advance their careers and take on leadership roles within the screen industry.
Screen NSW talks to producer Courtney Botfield, this year’s recipient of the 2015 Natalie Miller Fellowship grant, about her 15 years experience in independent film, the challenges, the highlights and her thoughts on gender issues within the Australian screen industry.