26 May 2022
Chanel Bowen from Dunsborough in the Margaret River region of Western Australia has been announced as the recipient of Screenworks Regional Screen In LA Program – The Animal Logic Entertainment Internship supported by Australians in Film (AiF). Chanel has been selected by Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) to undertake a two-month internship in screen development and producing in late 2022, out of its Los Angeles office.
Felicity Staunton, VP Development & Production, Animal Logic Entertainment said, “Storytellers may be drawn to global entertainment hubs, but they can be found in every corner of Australia. Chanel represents the ever evolving face of film development and production and we are excited to invite her into our team, bringing with her a fresh point of view on storytelling and a genuine passion for bringing Australian stories to the world.”
On receiving the news that she had been selected for this opportunity Chanel Bowen said, “I’m so grateful to Screenworks, Animal Logic Entertainment, Truant Pictures and Australians in Film for this opportunity. I’ve always been interested in the international sphere of our industry and I’m looking forward to experiencing it. I’m especially appreciative of their ability to understand my choice of following assistant directing towards my long term goal and their passion for providing these experiences to regional and disabled practitioners. I’m also grateful to Screenwest for supporting me to attend the announcement in person at the Screenworks’ Regional to Global Screen Forum.”
Chanel graduated from Curtin University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts (Film and Television) and a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business and Accounting). Since graduating she has worked to solidify her standing in the film industry and was employed as a 3rd AD on various productions including RAMS, The Heights, Mystery Road and Blueback, having also worked as an AD attachment on High Ground and a production attachment on the feature film Go.
Chanel will now be provided with the career escalating opportunity to work with the team of brilliant storytellers in the Los Angeles office of ALE (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit 2) and Truant Pictures, the live-action specialty division of Animal Logic Studios. The two-month internship will involve all aspects of international feature film development, acquisitions, packaging and production.