Membership Benefits

As a Screenworks member you are part of the vibrant and professional screen community in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. You will benefit from Screenworks representing the Northern Rivers screen industry at a state, national and international level, creating industry connections and advocating regional screen industry development.

You will receive discounts to Screenworks events and film premiers, VIP invitations to Screenworks Members-Only events, access to discounted comprehensive Equipment / Instrument & Liability insurance, be included in a directory of local filmmakers and screen industry professionals, receive discounts to local events, festivals and industry affiliated courses, plus much more.

In addition, you are supporting the development and growth of the screen industry in this region.

All of our members receive the following substantial benefits…and we are constantly working to bring you more:

Member price to Screenworks events / Members-only Screenworks events

Your annual Screenworks membership gives you priority access and discounted tickets to all Screenworks events, seminars and professional development opportunities. Screenworks regularly holds members only events and create the opportunity for members to meet and present to key industry decision makers (including our regular Screenworks Screenwriters Group).

Screenworks offer a wide range of screen events including film premiers with VIP guest speakers, forums, workshops, professional development and networking opportunities across all aspects of the film, television and digital media industries.

Discounted Equipment / Instrument & Liability insurance

In partnership with GALVANiiZE Insurance Screenworks is able to offer an exclusive comprehensive Equipment / Instrument & Liability insurance policy for Screenworks members at an extremely low cost. This is an amazing deal and exciting new benefit for our members.

For more information and enquiries about this special offer, please contact David McEwan directly on 0404 544 268 or david@galvaniize.com.au after you have joined up as a Screenworks Member.

Discounted private health insurance

Australian Unity and GALVANiiZE Insurance have partnered up to offer Screenworks members an 8% discount on private health insurance. More information is available at: www.australianunity.com.au/galvaniize .

Contact Australian Unity on 1800 224 244  and mention GALVANiiZE Insurance to get the discount and broader cover after you have joined up as a Screenworks Member.

Work opportunities

As a Screenworks member you will be listed in Screenworks crew/casting and services directory as a professional or emerging screenworker. Screenworks use this directory to make recommendations and referrals to local and visiting production companies.

Screenworks is regularly approached by visiting and local, national and international productions for advice and recommendations for cast and crew. If you are a Screenworks professional or emerging professional member we will have your details in our directory and, where relevant, your CV on file so we can recommend you for work opportunities.

Networking

The opportunity to meet local and visiting industry professionals is rated by members as one of the biggest advantages of Screenworks membership. As a Screenworks member you will receive VIP invitations to Screenworks members’ exclusive events to facilitate appropriate meetings and connections.

Web and e-communications exposure

Exposure on Screenworks website within the Screenworks directory listing.

The Screenworks directory gives you the opportunity to link your website and social media to the Screenworks website.

Local, national and international production companies, industry bodies and the general public visit our website. You can leverage this traffic through to your relevant online promotional material and benefit from the opportunities. Plus:

  • Your achievements can be highlighted in the monthly e-newsletter
  • You have the opportunity to promote your event or project in our e-newsletter

Access to current industry information and updates via electronic communications

You can receive:

  • Screenworks regular e-news with local and national industry news, events, festival and funding deadlines
  • Screenworks e-alerts with updates on events and deadlines
  • Regular facebook and twitter updates on industry activity
  • Targeted communications on industry specific opportunities

Advice and support

Screenworks professional staff can point you in the right direction, put you in contact with the relevant people and provide access to materials that will support your screen business development.

Discounts to industry affiliated courses and events

  • 10% industry guild discount to AFTRS courses
  • 10% discount to SAE Short Courses in Film

Screenworks continues to partner with screen industry organisations and publications to arrange further member benefits

Screenworks membership is for 1 year from date of joining.

Screenworks members will be issued with a membership card, a membership number and registration on the Screenworks website.


How to Join

Join online

Select the membership type at the top of this page or below and then simply follow the online prompts to complete the membership process.

SCREENWORKS MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES (as at 30 April 2018)

click on the membership category below to become a member

Full Screenworks Membership Categories

  • Regional Established Professional – annual fee $70
    • A professional screen practitioner earning a living income from their work with broadcast credits and / or acceptance into A list festivals and / or theatrical release into major national or international cinemas
    • receive full membership benefits
  • Regional Emerging Professional – annual fee $45
    • A screen industry practitioner with short films credits or a derived an income from creating corporate films
    • receive full membership benefits
  • Regional Business / Organisation – annual fee $220
    • Open to organisations who are working in, or interested in the regional screen industry and screen cultural activities including full service production companies and advertising agencies.
    • receive one listing in the Screenworks member directory and up to 4 nominated staff members within the organisation will be eligible to receive full membership benefits

Fledgling Screenworks Membership Categories

  • Regional Student – annual fee $30
    • Currently undertaking full time study and have a student card
    • receive most of the membership benefits excluding a member profile in Screenworks online Member Directory nor work referrals.
  • Regional Concession– annual fee $30
    • Registered as unemployed with a concession card, or receiving a pension with a concession card
    • receive most of the membership benefits excluding a member profile in Screenworks online Member Directory nor work referrals.
  • Regional Aspiring– annual fee $30
    • Creating screen content but no broadcast credits or festival screenings
    • receive most of the membership benefits excluding a member profile in Screenworks online Member Directory nor work referrals.

Friends of Screenworks Membership

  • Regional Associates and Supporters – annual fee $45
    • Individuals who are interested in the screen industry and screen cultural activities but do not work directly in the screen industry.

Metropolitan/International Screenworks Membership


Regional Australia Definition – Regional Australia refers to areas in each state and territory as defined below:

In NSW – regional areas are defined on the State Council map on the Screen NSW website, and includes all areas outside metropolitan Sydney and the ACT (http://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/page/maps/nsw-state-council-map).

In Queensland – regional areas are defined as a resident outside of South East Queensland, being defined as a 100 kilometre radius of the Brisbane or Gold Coast central business district (following consultation with Screen Queensland during The Athena Project, the criteria was amended from 150 kms to 100 kms).

In the ACT – all areas in the ACT.

In Victoria – regional areas are defined on the Regional Councils map on Film Victoria website – click on the following link, click on map search and select regional councils. (https://www.film.vic.gov.au/images/uploads/Map_of_Victorian_Regions.pdf).

In Tasmania – all areas in Tasmania.

In South Australia – regional areas are defined as a resident living outside of Adelaide, being more than a 50 kilometre radius from the Adelaide GPO.

In the Northern Territory – all areas in the Northern Territory.

In Western Australia – regional areas are defined by Screenwest in their Western Australian regional film fund and on the regional map on Screenwest website (https://www.screenwest.com.au/film-in-wa/locations/interactive-map/regions-of-wa/).

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