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Local filmmaker wins digital media internship

13 Sep 2012

Local Western Australian filmmaker, Bridget Curran, will head to Sydney in 2013, thanks to an innovative development opportunity designed to enable WA digital practitioners expand their skills in the digital arena.

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the inaugural $20,000 internship, developed between ScreenWest and SBS, highlighted the WA screen industry’s proactive approach to developing the State’s digital media practitioners.

“I congratulate Bridget on being chosen for this exceptional opportunity, developed through ScreenWest and SBS, as the State Government is proud to support WA local creative digital talent,” Mr Day said.

“During her three-month internship, Bridget will gain exposure to the commissioning, development and production process of SBS online content.

“This experience at a national level with an internationally-recognised broadcaster will cultivate Bridget’s skills and allow her to develop invaluable contacts.”

The internship was open to WA residents who demonstrated they were dedicated to pursuing a serious career as a digital producer.

Last month the Government launched an innovative eight-part online series and social media project, Harvest, produced by WA digital producer Rob McGlynn and commissioned by SBS.

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