Screenworks and Create NSW warmly invite screen practitioners in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley to connect with representatives from each organisation in Newcastle on Monday 27 November 2017.

Screenworks General Manager Ken Crouch and Create NSW Screen Sector Investment Manager Andrea Ulbrick will provide information about industry opportunities available to screen practitioners living in the region. The event will also provide local practitioners with an invaluable networking opportunity.

RSVP is essential via the link below.

4pm, Monday 27 November 2017
The Production Hub
4 Crown Street, Newcastle

The event will be followed by post-talk drinks/networking at The Lucky (across the road from The Production Hub).


Ken Crouch, Screenworks General Manager

Ken Crouch is currently General Manager of Screenworks – a not-for-profit social enterprise that supports and advances the screen industry in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Based near Byron Bay NSW, Screenworks provides industry and professional development initiatives, networking opportunities and services for screen content creators, producers and workers. It also assists local and incoming productions within the region by helping to find perfect locations and crew for each production.

Screenworks’ recent highlights include: ‘The Athena Project’ (funded by Screen Australia’s Gender Matters initiative), ‘Deadlock Script Lab’ and ‘Deadlock Attachment Program’ in partnership with Every Cloud Productions, and ‘Createability’ supported by Create NSW and delivered in partnership with the ABC.

Before moving to regional NSW, Ken was Business Operations Manager at Sydney New Year’s Eve (City of Sydney Council) for 7 years, where he managed the administration, programming and finances of the annual large-scale celebrations. This role incorporated managing the national television broadcast of multiple simultaneous events, in addition to edited highlight packages for national and international news agencies.

With a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts – Production from NIDA, Ken has extensive experience in strategic business & events planning, preparing funding applications and governance of arts organisations and government. Ken is currently a member of the NSW Government’s Arts & Cultural Advisory Committee.

Andrea Ulbrick, Sector Investment Manager (Screen)

Since August 2016, Andrea has been a Sector Investment Manager (Screen) at Create NSW and manages many of its screen initiatives for new and emerging screen content creators. She is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has been working across a broad range of factual programs in film, TV, digital and radio for 28 years — initially as a television and radio news reporter, news reader, TV presenter, director, creative producer, post producer, consultant executive producer for domestic and international broadcasters including ABC, SBS, Nine Network, Network Ten, Arte, BBC, National Geographic, UKTV, Discovery, S4C WALES and CBC Canada. Her credits include Life at 5, Outback House, Nerves Of Steel, The Floating Brothel, Rodney’s Robot Revolution, Class of 2011, Deserts, Australia’s Got Talent, Hello Birdy, Who Do You Think You Are (SBS) and Miracle Hospital for National Geographic.

Prior to joining Create NSW in 2016, Andrea worked as a Commissioning Editor in Factual at the ABC (2014-2016). While there, Andrea was responsible for commissioning a wide range of films, series, and web series for ABC, ABC2 and iview including the inaugural Good Pitch supported theatrical and 55 min documentary Call Me Dad with Media Stockade,  the ACS award winning documentary Lest We Forget, the Walkley nominated Sperm Donors Anonymous, the sequel to the Walkley award winning Code of Silence-Breaking the Silence, Terry Carlyon’s Logie award-winning (2017) documentary special Conviction –(now screening on Netflix) revealing the true detective story behind the capturing of Jill Meagher’s killer, the scientifically evaluated  three-part series from Heiress Films –Man Up for ABC starring Triple M radio star Gus Worland (nominated for an AACTA 2017, and the ABC’s first ever fixed rig observational documentary series from WTFN Tattoo Tales, now screening on Netflix –Other commissions include a raft of straight to iview commissions, including the Logie nominated 25 part comedy-doc series The Daters which also screened on ABC2.

She has a Masters Degree in Film & Television from AFTRS, 2001.

When she’s not watching film or TV she’s probably sailing on Sydney Harbour or endurance walking somewhere on the coastline.

She has been a selected juror for domestic and international festivals and competitions, including Banff World Television Festival, ATOM Film and TV, ATOM photography, the Academy Award recognised Flickerfest and the DGA Directors Guild of Australia.

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