Dubbo Filmmakers Inc is rejoicing following the announcement of a $35,000 NSW Government grant to help boost opportunities for local filmmakers and producers.
The informal collective will use the funding to employ a part-time business development officer.
Dubbo Filmmaker's president Kellie Jennar said she is excited to receive the funding and to be able to open up a position for a business development officer which comes with a view to expanding in the future.
"We have a lot of skilled people in our region, and we have an amazing variety of scenery, so it makes sense for us to be in a position to pitch for opportunities in the screen sector," she said.
"So many people think filming revolves around camera operators, actors and directors, but you also provide opportunities for local caterers, hairdressers, makeup artists, electricians, set designers and so on.
"We were very excited to receive the funding and we are currently in the process of planning the job description so we can have our business development officer on the ground as soon as possible."
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Dubbo Filmmakers aims to promote and advance content creation and the screen industry in the region.
The funding comes as part of a plan to make Dubbo a hub for feature films and television programs.
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