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Charlie’s Grant Virtual Residency

‘Cattle’ | Dir. Kerinne Jenkins

Charlie’s Grant Virtual Residency is a partnership between AFTRS and Australians in Film (AiF) offering AFTRS alumni access to mentoring and connections in the US film and TV industry, and to assist with developing their projects.

Participants begin with an introductory meeting with AiF Staff, where they share their short and long-term goals, along with key industry targets, interests, projects and career plans. They are also introduced to the AiF community via social media.

Three formal meetings require participants to complete a template with their action items and outcomes, which are assessed and assisted by AiF staff Isabel Pappani, and/or Peter Ritchie and Jennifer Kushner. AiF remains available for participants throughout the residency for questions, and provide industry connections where applicable, along with general advice, recommendations relevant to specific projects, and career development.

In 2021, four AFTRS alumni were selected as participants for the three-month AiF virtual residency. The first two selected participants were Tsu San Chambers and Samuel Herriman. They commenced their residency with AiF in early April. Read more. In July, Mohini Herse and Naomi Fryer were announced as the recipients of the remaining two residencies for 2021. Read more.



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ABOUT AUSTRALIANS IN FILM: Founded in 2001, Australians in Film is a Los Angeles based non-profit screen organization that supports its members with career development and education programs including the prestigious Heath Ledger Scholarship, Mentor LA, Village Roadshow/Animal Logic Entertainment Internship, Greg Coote Fellowship, Gateway LA and The Writers Room. AiF is based at Charlie’s, a shared workspace at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Charlie’s is a bespoke hub for business, collaboration and networking for the Australian screen community in Los Angeles and it is where AiF holds its industry education programs.

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