Screen Queensland & Stowe Story Labs Announce New Partnership

11 February, 2021

Screen Queensland and U.S-based screenwriters’ incubator program Stowe Story Labs are pleased to announce a new partnership, supporting up to three Queensland filmmaking teams of writers, filmmakers, and/or creative producers, to attend Stowe’s upcoming remote Narrative Lab and Writers’ Retreat.

The Stowe Story Labs and Screen Queensland partnership will cover fees for each selected Queensland-based creative to attend Stowe’s upcoming remote August Sidewalk Narrative Lab from 25-28 August and Stowe’s Remote Fall Writers’ Retreat in October.

Stowe’s 4-day intensive Narrative Story Lab is the cornerstone of Stowe Story Labs’ programming. It brings selected participants together with top industry mentors to workshop, collaborate, network, skill share, and demystify the international film and television industry.

Stowe’s Writers’ Retreats provide small groups of writers workshop content, structured social and recreation time, and the focus of the program is on three one-on-one script notes meetings with three different industry mentors top in the field.

Jo Dillon, Screen Queensland’s Chief Creative Officer, said the agency is excited to embark on this journey with Stowe Story Lab, for the benefit of Queensland screen practitioners.

“For over eight years, Stowe Story Labs has built an esteemed reputation as a premiere source of creative guidance and industry know-how for film practitioners around the world to take their ideas from script to screen,” said Ms Dillon.

Mr Rocchio said he was “extremely pleased” with the partnership, through which Stowe will offer the two online programs within accessible time zones for Australian and New Zealand participants for the first time.

“The team at Screen Queensland is aligned with our mission to support top emerging screenwriters and filmmakers, no matter their background, gender, or race, as they work to bend the world a bit through story.

“It is a wonderful testament they are pleased to work with us, and working with their team has already been a pleasure.

“We cannot wait to meet the teams of creatives they send our way.”

Based in Vermont, the non-profit Stowe Story Labs was founded in 2013 to help top emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers from around the world get work made and seen.

Applications for supported placements for Queensland-based practitioners will open soon. Visit for current program and mentor details, and register to be notified when applications open.

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