NATALIE MILLER FELLOWSHIP CONTINUES TO INSPIRE
Applications for the 2014 Natalie Miller Fellowship grant of $10,000 have opened today, Tuesday 1st July 2014.
Founded in 2011 the Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) was created to recognise and nurture the next generation of female leaders in the Australian Film and Television industry and inspire them to achieve outstanding success at the most senior levels of the business.
Open to all women working in the Australian screen industry and the only grant of its kind in the country; the principles of the Fellowship has the support of some of Australia’s most esteemed female figures including NMF Patrons Claudia Karvan, Carol Schwartz AM and Ambassadors Kerry Gardner and Ricci Swart.
Producers, distributors, exhibitors, businesswomen, entrepreneurs and other industry professionals are encouraged to apply for financial assistance in pursuing professional development. Proposals should outline how the grant would assist the applicant to reach their full potential and benefit the wider screen community whether this is through attachments, internships, secondments travel and other means.*
Previous winners who have represented the NMF’s call to develop, inspire and provide leadership include Rachel Okine (Head of Development, Hopscotch Features and Acquisitions Executive, Entertainment One) and most recently Harriet Pike from Head of Production & Development at WildBear Entertainment. Harriet’s winning proposal included travel to the University of Oxford to attend the intensive High Performance Leadership Programme at the Said Business School.
“Thanks to the NMF my attendance not only gave me an unprecedented opportunity to gain world class knowledge and expertise, it also gave me the confidence and the vision to see my own career and our industry in a completely different light. I would encourage all women striving to reach the top and make a difference to apply – you just never know where your journey will end up taking you!” – Harriet Pike
Natalie Miller one of the screen community’s most admired and accomplished leaders and whom the Fellowship is named in honour of reflected on the annual application opening “It is so important to raise the idea of women progressing with leadership roles in our industry which is mainly dominated by men at the top. I think many woman need to have confidence in themselves to take the next step. To this end the activities of the fellowship are very encouraging”.
All applications for the Natalie Miller Fellowship must be received by Monday 15 September 2014 and the recipient will be announced end of November 2014.