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The WA Screen Industry Diversity Leadership Group has opened expressions of interest for new members to help increase the accessibility and diversity of the screen industry.

All Expressions of Interest are due on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 5:00pm AWST.

WA Screen Industry Diversity Leadership Group

Screenwest formed the WA Screen Industry Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) in 2017 as part of their ongoing commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive screen industry.

The DLG was assembled to represent a cross-section of the screen industry including those who:

  • identify as diverse
  • have direct experience in living/implementing diversity

These people gather to share their experience and knowledge with the wider screen community.

They aim to achieve increased participation of diverse groups of people across the screen industry in Western Australia, following the recommendations of the WA Screen Industry Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap (’Roadmap’).

The Roadmap encompasses diversity in its broadest sense, embracing differences in gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious beliefs, socio economic profile, geographic location and sexual orientation, as per the Australian Human Rights Commission definition.

With screen industry support, the Roadmap aims to strengthen the richness and creativity of screen storytelling and in doing so, deliver social and economic dividends for the industry.

Screenwest in partnership with the DLG and the industry as a whole, will play an important role in the Roadmap’s continued development and implementation to achieve a meaningful shift towards a more diverse screen industry.

The role of the DLG is to bring valuable perspectives to the development and implementation of Screenwest’s actions answering the Roadmap. The group meets 4 times a year.


Submit Expression of Interest

If you’re a Western Australian filmmaker who identifies as diverse as per the Australian Human Rights Commission definition above and you’re interested in contributing to this necessary conversation, please submit your CV and a one-page statement addressing the following:

  • Your background and/or experience working in the WA film/arts/digital industry
  • Statement addressing your own diversity and barriers to inclusion
  • The contribution you think you could make to the Diversity Leadership Group

Expression of Interest are due on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 5:00pm AWST.


More Information

If you have any access requirements and would like to submit in another format, please contact:

Simone Flavelle, Diversity Manager



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Posted 02 May 2019

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