NITV And Screen Territory Partner In An Exciting Initiative

NITV And Screen Territory Partner In An Exciting Initiative

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss

Home-Grown Talent To Showcase Skills On National Platform

Victor P Taffa

NITV and Screen Territory have partnered in an exciting initiative for emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners based in the Northern Territory.

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss congratulated the successful applicants and said they are shining examples of home-grown Northern Territory talent.

“Congratulations to Brindle Films, Viviana Petyarre and 360 Degree Film/Charmaine Ingram who will now all produce Northern Territory stories to be broadcast on NITV and SBS on Demand.” Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss said.

“We are really excited to partner with NITV on such a great, practical professional development opportunity for emerging Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners to showcase their skills on a national platform.”

Northern Territory Government has invested $157,500 towards the project to develop and produce Northern Territory stories to be broadcast nationally, generating an estimated $375,000 worth of production in the Northern Territory.

Initiative, “Red Ochre”, sought teams to submit ideas for a half hour documentary, a short form documentary series or an entire 3 x 30 minutes documentary series. Content could be a mix of web series and half hour documentaries for broadcast on NITV and SBS on Demand.

Successful applicants were selected on the strength and distinctiveness of their stories, their vision and ability to bring these stories to the screen and to create a program that would appeal to an NITV audience.

NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said NITV was excited to partner with Screen Territory again and was looking forward to seeing the finished products.

“NITV congratulates Shirleen Campbell, Viviana Petyarre and Charmaine Ingram; the recipients of the Red Ochre initiative.” NITV Channel Manager Tanya Orman said.

“NITV is proud to support emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers from the Northern Territory to tell their stories to NITV and SBS audiences, across NITV and SBS On Demand.”