CREDIT MAKER 2022
is a Placement Program
. It is a springboard & career accelerator
into series television or other significant fiction formats for female HoDs. It builds on the success of the Shadow Directing
program with the ADG, and now also includes Cinematographers
and Screen Composers
Credit Maker 2022 – ACS
will place female cinematographers
into being mentored and supervised by an established Supervising DP
on a significant series or other scripted format, with the Placee cinematographer shooting an episode
whilst supervised and securing a broadcast or other significant scripted credit
There will be opportunities for 2-4 to Placee cinematographers
at this time. Pending the schedules of the production, the Supervising DP and the Placee cinematographer, it is anticipated that two Placements will run in 2022 with a further two in 2023.
Who is the ideal candidate for Credit Maker?
Practitioners who are experienced
enough to participate and earn a credit
and for whom this credit making scheme will elevate and accelerate their career trajectory.
What’s the format of Credit Maker?
2-4 Placees per discipline area, making a total of 6-12 placements, are chosen to work on a long running or high-end series (one or half-hour format), or a premium fiction in other formats.
Placees are paid at award rate
or industry standard practice through the provision of funding by Screen Australia.
of the Placee cinematographers will be undertaken by the ACS
in a combination of call- out and ‘shoulder-tap’.
Selection is not conditional on being a member of the ACS
. The Placee cinematographer
will either be a current member of the ACS, or membership fee will be covered by the program.
The length and remuneration of each Placement will be determined by the nature of the format and schedule of the given production, but will cover pre-production, production and some post
. The production and Supervising DP must commit to the awarding of a credit for the Placee cinematographer
In addition to the remuneration, the program has budgeted
to cover all fringes for the Placee cinematographer including required superannuation.
Monies have been allocated, on an as needs-basis for Carer Costs,
and Relocation Costs
, to ensure potential of geographical diversity of Placees; Placee cinematographer will shadow the Supervising DP who is already employed
by the long running series/short format/other scripted formats; The Supervising DP
will be paid an honorarium
for mentoring and supervising.
The Production entity/SPV will be paid a modest fee to cover on-costs of on-boarding and hosting the Placee;
ACS will secure the production, Supervising DP and Placee cinematographer and negotiate the placement, ensuring that a Credit will be afforded the Placee cinematographer.
The ACS oversees the Placee cinematographer pre, during and post placement in operational, contractual and pastoral care remits. After delivery of two Placee placements, ACS will participate with Screen Australia in a short review process, prior to proceeding with a further two placements.
What is the desired outcome for the successful recipients? What does success look like?
· 12 women, across 3 disciplines, being placed in the centre of a production and being exposed to all the relationships, networks, connections and craft enhancing experiences of scripted production;
· 12 women achieving a significant scripted credit in their chosen craft area;
· 12 women being profiled through the program in order to raise awareness of them as individual practitioners, and more widely, to lead the conversation in sector regarding parity and equity of females in their given craft area;
- 12 women secure next credit within 18 months of program participation;
Yes, this is a Screen Australia joint partnership with the participating Guilds and Societies -
Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS)
and Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) – who will deliver the program.