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Screenworks Brings the Screen Industry to Byron Bay

Image: Stephen Jones, Irene Feuz, Tatiana Velasco and Graeme Mason. Photo courtesy of Screenworks.
 
 
Screenworks in partnership with Media Super is making it possible for Northern Rivers filmmakers and creatives with content ideas for film and television to get a step closer to getting funding, broadcast and producer interest. They are bringing some of the key screen industry decision makers to Byron Bay for a two and a half day seminar The Business of Producing at SAE Creative Media Institute on March 8 – 10.
 
With a strong line up of guest speakers this seminar is an important opportunity for local creatives to connect with some of the Australia’s most respected screen producers, broadcasters and funding body representatives. Guest speakers include Steve Bibb – head of Factual ABC TV, Helen Bowden – partner and producer Lingo Pictures (Wake in Fright), Karina Holden – producer Northern Pictures (Blue), Sally Regan – Senior Manager Screen Investment, Create NSW and Deanne Weir – chair person Hoodlum and Sydney Film Festival just to name a few.
 
“This is the third year we have run this event in Byron Bay” explained Ken Crouch Screenworks CEO. “It is really valuable for our local filmmakers to meet with some of the key decision makers in the screen industry in a relaxed atmosphere, with out having the travel expenses of going to Sydney or Melbourne. It gives local filmmakers the unique opportunity to pitch their projects and find out more about funding, project development and career opportunities.”
 
The Business of Producing program includes a ½ day session on Financially Managing Your Production by Monepenny Services, Meet the Broadcaster sessions and case studies from some of Australia’s most respected producers on the making of their films and TV series. There will be panel discussions, roundtable sessions and opportunities to book in one-to-one meetings.
 
Screenworks The Business of Producing is being held at SAE Creative Media Institute in Byron Bay from 1pm on Thursday 8 March till 4pm on Saturday 10 March. It is most relevant to early career screen producers looking to advance their industry knowledge and to connect with industry professionals, or to individuals pursuing a career in the screen industry.
 
For tickets and more information visit www.screenworks.com.au.
 
Screenworks is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and acknowledges the support of their principle partner Media Super and venue partner SAE Creative Media Institute.