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By Riverine Herald

EMERGING screenwriters in regional Victoria and NSW are encouraged to apply for Screenworks’ second annual Screen Composing Bootcamp.

The program will give four emerging composers from regional areas in NSW, Victoria and Queensland an opportunity to escalate their careers through a tailored mentoring program with some of Australia’s most accomplished screen composers.

Screenworks Screen Composing Bootcamp also includes an all-expense-paid trip to a metro centre for the selected participants to shadow their mentor, meet composers and immerse themselves in the screen composing industry.

‘‘Thanks to increased support from APRA AMCOS, this year we are able to extend this program beyond NSW to include Victoria and Queensland, so that four emerging regional composers from across three states will now be able to benefit from this educational program and build their confidence and capacity in composing music for screen content,’’ Screenworks chief executive Ken Crouch said.

‘‘APRA AMCOS is committed to nurturing the next generation of composers. We’re proud to support this valuable mentoring opportunity for regional screen composers, allowing them to connect with the industry and further their composing career,’’ APRA AMCOS film and TV manager Michelle O’Donnell said.

This program is made possible with the support of composing mentors including: Adam Gock, The D.A’s Office (Masterchef, Gogglebox), Bryony Marks, inSync Music (2040, Barracuda, Summer Heights High), outgoing chief executive of Music Australia Rhonda Davidson-Irwin, Guy Gross (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, East West 101, Farscape).

Screen composers living in regional Victoria, NSW and Queensland are encouraged to head to screenworks.com.au and complete the online registration form, applications close at 12pm Sunday, March 24.

Detailed information about the project and the application process are available at screenworks.com.au