We’ve been lucky to have the chance to work with so many great people in the screen industry. Here are some testimonials of what they have to say about Northern Rivers Screenworks.
“Broadcasters need ideas that rate. Production companies need shows to sell. We all want a healthy, vibrant commercially viable industry. The common thread here is training and exposure for those who may become the next show-runner, or the next brilliant producer. To focus that creative energy and drive there needs to be some guidance and patience. A good idea can come from anywhere, but it will be lost if not recognised and nurtured to fruition. Recently, I was asked to participate in some sessions at Screenworks. I discovered people of passion, and a very well-orchestrated event. The development of emerging writers and producers is the future of this business, as we all know. I heartily endorse this program and wish them all the best for the future.” – Rick Maier, Head of Drama Network Ten
“The digital space needs more premium content. Recently, I participated in Screenworks event, “YouTube Hits and Online Success” where I had the opportunity to speak with documentary filmmakers around creating content for the digital space. I discovered people who were dedicated to their craft in not only creating content for traditional media, but also looking to expand in the digital space. The event proved to be very educational and inspiring for the audience which I gather is what all Screenworks events are about. Without these types of events, people at large media companies are often unable to educate smaller groups of passionate content creators.” – Erin Kunse, Manager YouTube Content Partnerships
“I was invited to speak at an event to connect local screen makers with industry professional with a track record in online video audience growth and revenue generation. The seminar was a fantastic opportunity to meet multiple screen makers in what is clearly a very vibrant and creative community and share ideas through formal presentations, panel discussions and informal round tables. It was incredibly forward thinking for Screenworks to bring so many new and emerging ideas to their members as part of this seminar, and to enable them to think about different ways of building a sustainable career in film or video creation.” – Liz Ferguson, Rightster General Manager (Australia and New Zealand)
“In March, 2015, I had the privilege of visiting the Northern Rivers region to deliver a masterclass for Screenworks on screen composing as a part of their industry development program. During my time in the region I was introduced to the rich, diverse and talented film-making industry the region has to offer. Spanning all the way from the unique perspectives of the film makers in all areas of production and post-production, to the world class facilities available. The opportunities that Screenworks provides to enrich this industry, such as the Screenworks industry development program I participated in, are a big part of this active, creative and unique, cultural screen hub. Other programs such the The Writers Room and the Indigenous mentorship program, Project Breakthrough also contribute to the thriving and artistic screen industry in the area.” – Caitlin Yeo, Screen Composer