Claudia Karvan made patron of Natalie Miller Fellowship

Claudia Karvan has been appointed patron of the Natalie Miller Fellowship. The fellowship awards an annual grant to one woman working in the screen industry and has a development proposal that would assist her to further her career.

The announcement:

The NATALIE MILLER FELLOWSHIP is proud to announce CLAUDIA KARVAN as an official Patron for the association.  The Fellowship was founded in recognition of the unique contribution of Natalie Miller OAM, an inspiring mentor and role model who continues to make an enormous contribution to film distribution, exhibition and production.

Claudia exemplifies the core philosophy of the Fellowship having significantly contributed to the Australian screen industry through her outstanding achievements across Australian & International film and television productions.

Claudia’s extensive filmography includes exceptional performances in Australian feature films such as Paperback Hero, The Heartbreak Kid and Dating the Enemy, along with the prolific characters she brought to life in beloved television series Love My Way, The Secret Life of Us and most recently Spirited. In addition to her success as an actress, Claudia’s accomplishments as a producer, writer and director make her an admirable ambassador for The Natalie Miller Fellowship.

“The positive impact that Natalie Miller has had on the Australian film industry is unparalleled, it is an honor to be part of this special initiative in her name which encourages a new generation of women to inspire and innovate in an industry that I am so passionate about” says Claudia.

In her role as Patron, Claudia will raise awareness for the inaugural 2012 grant of $10,000, which The Natalie Miller Fellowship has committed for experienced and entrepreneurial Australian women working in the screen industries.

While the grant is not available for production investment, the Fellowship encourages applications from producers, distributors, exhibitors, businesswomen, entrepreneurs and others, who are seeking financial assistance in pursuing professional development in their field through attachments, internships, secondments, travel, and other means.

The Fellowship aims to assist women who have demonstrated initiative, entrepreneurship and excellence. Each applicant is required to have a professional development proposal that would assist her to reach her full potential. Applications for The Natalie Miller Fellowship 2012 grant close 14th September 2012.

Visit the website for guidelines and an applications form: www.nataliemillerfellowship.com

Source: Natalie Miller Fellowship

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