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Media Published Monday 3 June 2024

Applications open for women and gender-diverse screen composers

24-26 July at Church Street Studios, Sydney

In partnership with Paramount Australia

APRA AMCOS & PARAMOUNT AUSTRALIA proudly present SCREEN SONGHUBS 2024, an industry-first opportunity for women and gender-diverse screen composers. Participants will be immersed in scoring tracks for consideration in productions currently under development, including The Dog House and Aussie Shore.

Established and emerging screen composers, who identify as women and gender-diverse music creators, are invited to apply for the sessions, which takes place on 24-26 July at Sydney’s Church Street Studios.

12 positions are open in total: 10 for Sydney residents and 2 for APRA AMCOS members living anywhere in Australia.

Multi-award-winning Australian screen composer Caitlin Yeo will curate the sessions. With over 80 film and TV credits to her name, she is well-known for her bold and inventive scores including Every Little Thing (Sundance 2024), Bad Behaviour (Stan, Berlinale 2023), The Valerie Taylor Story (Disney+, Sundance) and many more. Caitlin has won eight APRA Screen Music Awards and three AACTA Awards among others. She is also an APRA AMCOS ambassador and industry advocate.

“I am thrilled to be the curator of this year’s Screen SongHubs with APRA AMCOS at Church Street Studios. These music camps are like no other, very creative, super hands-on, and yield extraordinarily creative results. Australia has so much talent, and I look forward to working with the participants as we deep dive into writing music for the screen,” said Yeo.

Giving guidance and direction from a programming perspective will be Sarah Thornton, Head of Non-Scripted at Paramount Australia.

“Women still have to fight harder for their place in the Australian screen industry, so I’m excited to be partnering with APRA AMCOS, and can’t wait to hear the music that comes out of the workshop,” said Thornton.

This is the third Screen SongHubs to have taken place, following 2019’s camp in Los Angeles and 2022’s Screen SongHubs South Australia.

Pash Ostovar, APRA AMCOS Screen & Games Manager: “We are excited to be working with Paramount Australia to help the career development of women and gender-diverse composers who are under-represented in the screen sector. The networking opportunities this type of initiative can create for our members will also help to build potential ongoing professional relationships for unrepresented Australian screen composers.”

While the focus of the camp is for participants to gain hands-on screen composing experience and to build industry networks and contacts, Paramount Australia will have the option to continue working with composers to further develop any suitable music created in the camp.

Presented by APRA AMCOS and Paramount Australia.

Submissions close Sunday 23 June, 11:59pm AEST.