CHARLIE'S - AFTRS WORKSPACE WITHIN LA CREATIVE HUB

Charlie’s is a hub for the Australian filmmaking community visiting Los Angeles offering a unique creative workspace for conducting business, collaborating and networking.

AFTRS has access to one workspace at Charlie's for AFTRS alumni visiting LA for the purpose of professional development or screen industry business. Alumni can apply by downloading the application form below. Please read through the FAQs and Agreement before applying.

The creative workspace is managed by Australians in Film (AiF) and is located within the historic Raleigh Studios, the oldest working lot in Hollywood, where Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks made films and frequently played cards.

AFTRS Application form

AFTRS Agreement example

Raleigh Studio Rules and Regulations

For more information email: charlies.info@aftrs.edu.au

FAQs

Where is the space located?

Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Suite #B211, Bronson Bldg
Hollywood, CA 90038

What is the purpose of the space?

Charlie’s purpose is to support AiF members and their guests and AFTRS alumni living and working in Los Angeles by offering a working space for collaboration, networking, and creative development.

What is included?

  • Exclusive use of the workspace (a desk in an open, shared space).
  • Non-exclusive use and access to kitchen, bathroom and shower.
  • Limited access to Wi-Fi, printer and a bookable meeting room.
  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week access.
  • The opportunity to book (through AiF) the Raleigh Studios screening facilities at special AiF rates.
  • Parking at the AiF landlord’s rate (currently US$10 a day).

Who can use the space?

Only one approved person can use the workspace at a time. If the meeting room is available for an approved booking you may bring additional guests to this space, once permissions have been granted.

How long can I use a workspace?

AFTRS strives to make this opportunity available to as many AFTRS alumni as possible, therefore desk users may have access granted for up to one week as a general limit. This said, the period of access might be extended if the space is available so long as it is understood that a new request may take precedence.

Do I need to have a current project?

No, the space is available to screen practitioners for a wide variety of screen-based projects and non-project based activities.

Do I need to be an AFTRS alumnus?

Yes, you must have graduated from an AFTRS award course to be considered part of AFTRS alumni and to be eligible to use the space. Other industry practitioners may be eligible to apply for a space through Screen NSW or Screen QLD.

Do I need to have insurance?

All applicants granted access to Charlie’s via AFTRS will be required to provide proof of appropriate Travel Insurance or other appropriate business insurance which includes but is not limited to cover for health and medical situations, property loss, damage, destruction and theft, and public liability with an aggregate liability of at least AU $5 million or equivalent.

How do I apply for the space?

  1. Download the application form below
  2. Complete and save your details
  3. Review your application
  4. Email as a PDF or Word document to: charlies.info@aftrs.edu.au

Please allow 7 working days for the initial application to be processed. If approved, then you will be asked to sign and return an agreement along with a photocopy of your valid passport, proof of your appropriate insurance, and a jpeg or equivalent photo.

Will I need to sign a contract?

Yes, successful applicants will enter into an agreement with AFTRS about their access to Charlie’s and the conditions of that access, which include complying with Raleigh Film & Television Studios Rules and Regulations.

You can download an example agreement and the Raleigh Film & Television Studios Rules and Regulations above.

I’m approved - what now?

An agreement will be drawn up and sent to you for signing. Once signed by all relevant parties, your personal information will be sent to AiF and your details will be added to their desk users list.

Acknowledgement

The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.