Netflix announces post-production attachments for ‘Heartbreak High’ reboot
Netflix has called for two entry-level post-production attachments on the upcoming High crush to restart.
Based in Sydney, the two attached roles – Post Coordinator and Deputy Editor – provide the opportunity to work with Blue Post on the Fremantle Australia / NewBe series.
Blue Post chief executive Peter Millington praised the prospect of new talent in post-production.
“Post-production can be very difficult to break into, so creating an attachment program is a perfect way to open doors for anyone with a passion for this sometimes forgotten area of the screen industry,” said he declared.
“Australia has incredible practitioners in screen editing, color grading, image finishing, sound mixing and visual effects, but there is no doubt that with the current production boom , we need new faces to build the next generation of post-professionals.
“We are very happy to work with Netflix and Fremantle Australia to bring High crush on screen and look forward to working with successful applicants.
Netflix and Fremantle Australia are calling for applications from practitioners who identify as First Nations, deaf or hard of hearing, living with a disability, neurodiverse, gender disparate, from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTQIA + communities, caregivers reintegrating the labor market in regional and remote regions.
Netflix’s director of production facilities management and operations Adam Scott said the initiative was part of the streamer’s investment in entry-level and development opportunities.
“A highly skilled workforce is an essential part of any display production ecosystem, and Australia is home to world-class talent,” he said.
“We want to continue investing in this area of expertise to keep talent in Australia and help develop the local industry.
“The development of this sector, particularly with a focus on including diversity, will support and deliver the quality and diversity of the stories we want to tell at Netflix.”
The announcement of the attachments comes after Netflix unveiled a $ 515,000 Netflix Native Scholarship Fund to be administered by AFTRS late last month.
The company also helped set up the Bunya Indigenous Talent Hub, aimed at mid-career Indigenous writers, showrunners, directors and producers.
Australian Screen Editors Guild President Danielle Boesenberg praised Netflix and Fremantle Australia for their support for diversity in the screen industry.
“One of the hardest hurdles to jump over to start a career in the film and television industry is getting your foot in the door,” she said.
“Historically, this has been even more difficult for creatives from diverse and under-represented communities.
“Initiatives like this provide meaningful opportunities – the chance to learn, grow and connect in a way that will hopefully form the basis of continuing careers on screen.”