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26 October 2015

Film Victoria as announced a round of industry placements that will see early career filmmakers and writers gaining valuable workplace skills in film and television.

Following a successful career in the Australian film industry as an actor and writer behind projects such as The Sapphires, Tony Briggs' goal to transition to directing has been supported through a placement with Essential Media on the Jack Irish Series. The opportunity will allow Tony to shadow director Mark Joffe and provide input into script discussions, rehearsals, scene direction and the editing process.

Simon Rose has secured a 12 month placement as Indigenous Factual Researcher in the Victorian office of Blackfella Films, Australia's leading Aboriginal owned film and television production company.

Summer DeRoche and Stuart Willis will both undertake a director placement on the Matchbox UCP Productions' TV series Hunters while Matt Richards will gain valuable insight through his director placement on the Ambience Entertainment series Tomorrow When the War Began.

The latest series of appointments is part of eight industry-based placements brokered by Film Victoria in 2015. Earlier this year Jeremy Stanford and Alexei Mizin completed a writer's placement on Wentworth Series Four while Warwick Holt was selected to join the writing team on the fourth series of House Husbands.

Read more about Film Victoria's Professional Placements