Aust film, TV talent get Hollywood boost

A creative hub on a Hollywood studio lot will be opened to Australians seeking film and TV careers.
A creative hub on a Hollywood studio lot will be opened to Australians seeking film and TV careers.

A new partnership struck in Los Angeles will open a pathway for Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television alumni to make it big in Hollywood.

The $A92,000 three-year partnership struck between the University of Melbourne and LA-based non-profit Australians in Film will allow access to mid-career film and television VCA alumni to work from Charlie's.

Charlie's is an exclusively Australian creative and networking hub located in Charlie Chaplin's former bungalow on Hollywood's historic Raleigh Studios lot.

Nick Watson, a comedy and animation writer, will be the first VCA alum to secure a hot desk at Charlie's.

"With leading production companies and international streaming giants literally at our Raleigh Studios doorstep, Charlie's is the perfect business centre for the Australian screen industry in LA," AiF executive director Peter Ritchie said.

Australian Associated Press