Screenworks, supported by Screen NSW, have curated this seminar on the why and how of attracting film and television production to regional NSW.

The Northern Rivers region’s magnificent natural attributes of National Parks, world heritage areas, rainforests and popular coastlines combined with easy access through international airports and a significant community of screen industry crew and professionals are our best assets to encourage production. With better promotion of the locations the region has to offer, there is potential to attract more inbound screen productions, bolster the local economy and create more jobs.

Come along to find out about the business of location attraction, how best to market your property, create extra revenue and generate free publicity. This seminar is aimed at location scouts (both professional and aspiring), location managers, and government location liaison and tourism officers.

Guest speakers include Matt Carroll, Director – Senior Manager Screen Destination Attraction at Screen NSW ( Stormboy, Breaker Morant) and Colin McDougall – Location Manager, Aus Locations  (Mad Max Fury Road, Pacific Rim). The seminar will also feature a panel of local practitioners working in location scouting, management and administration.


Event details:

Cavanbah Centre
249 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay

Friday 2nd June 2017, 10am – 4pm (ticket price includes a light lunch)

After the seminar, attendees are invited to join us for networking drinks around the firepit at Elements of Byron, 4.30 – 6.30pm (beverages not included)

Following on from the seminar, an invite-only practical location scouting workshop will take place on Saturday 3rd June, led by Colin McDougall. To register your interest in attending this practical workshop, please email [email protected]

Guest speaker bios:

Colin McDougall, Location Manager,

Colin is one of Australia’s leading location professionals with nearly two decades of experience working on a wide variety of film projects in Australia and across the globe. He has worked across all states of Australia on projects ranging from locking down city blocks in Sydney for major international feature films to ensuring documentary crews get amazing shots in Kakadu National Park.Credits include: Mad Max: Fury Road, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Peter Rabbit, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Packed to the Rafters to name just a few.

Matt Carroll, Senior Manager Screen Destination Attraction, Screen NSW

Matt has been one of Australia’s leading producers for over 30 years. During that time Matt has produced or executive produced 16 feature films, 7 TV movies, 7 mini-series, 6 documentaries and over 500 hours of TV drama. Apart from the creative, management and financial skills required to execute such a large body of work he has broad experience of working in and managing companies involved in this work. These include SA Film Corporation News Ltd, Roadshow Coote and Carroll and Matt Carroll Films.


Screenworks’ Filming Locations Seminar is supported by

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Create NSW is the NSW Government’s new arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in a new integrated entity.

Within Create NSW, Screen NSW continues to assist, promote and strengthen the screen industry in NSW so as to promote Australia’s cultural identity, encourage employment in all aspects of screen production, encourage investment in the industry, enhance the industry’s export potential, encourage innovation and enhance quality in the industry.

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