Credit Maker is a high calibre new initiative that will support 12 female practitioners across directing, cinematography and composing to attain a career defining credit on a scripted production; to elevate their career trajectory; and, to bring change in female Head of Department (HoD) representation in the sector.
Credit Maker is supported by Screen Australia’s Gender Matters umbrella in partnership with the Australian Directors Guild, the Australian Cinematographers Society and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.
Gender Matters is the umbrella name of Screen Australia’s efforts to address the under-utilisation of female talent in key creative roles in the Australian screen industry.
Female practitioners are under-utilised in HoD roles in the screen sector. Career pathways and trajectories, relationships, hiring practices, access to opportunities, carer support, and economic security are all factors that impact on females seeking to be hired for HoD roles in television series or in senior credited roles in scripted formats. This can impact on female credit attainment, the ability to convert credit to the next employment opportunity, and to build a career pathway.