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    APRA AMCOS and Paramount partner for women and gender-diverse screen composers

    APRA AMCOS and Paramount Australia have partnered to 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. 

    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.

    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.

    Twelve positions are open in total: 10 for Sydney residents and two 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 scores such as Every Little Thing (Sundance 2024), Bad Behaviour (Stan, Berlinale 2023), The Valerie Taylor Story (Disney+, Sundance), and more.

    Yeo has won eight APRA Screen Music Awards and three AACTA Awards, among others. She is also an APRA AMCOS ambassador and industry advocate.

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

    Pash Ostovar, APRA AMCOS screen and games manager, said the organisation is 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,” she said.

    Paramount Australia will have the option to continue working with composers to further develop any suitable music created in the camp. 

    Top image: Caitlin Yeo

    The post APRA AMCOS and Paramount partner for women and gender-diverse screen composers appeared first on Mediaweek.

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