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Screen Australia allocates A$3M for female-led projects

ScreenAustralia has pledged A$3 million toward fast-tracking 58female-led projects as part of its Gender Matters program, Screen Daily reported July 12.

The cash injection from the Australianfederal film and TV agency will reportedly fund the development of 45 storyideas and 13 female-led business proposals. The scheme is supporting 27 new directorsand 46 first-time writers. 

The Gender Matters program targets the Australianfilmmaking industry's gender imbalance in creative roles. Screen Australiahas set a goal for the end of 2018 to ensure that its production funding goesto creative teams that are at least 50% female.

 Asof July 13, US$1 was equivalent to A$1.31.