Screenworks, supported by Create NSW, have curated this seminar on the why and how of attracting film and television production to the North West region of NSW, specifically Tamworth, Gunnedah and surrounds.

These regions are surrounded by some of the richest and varied agricultural country in the nation. National Parks, diverse architecture, historic townscapes and quaint country villages combined with easy access via rail, road and air are all excellent resources to encourage TV and Film Production to these regions. With better promotion of these significant assets, 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 in NSW, how best to market your property, create extra revenue and generate free publicity. This seminar is aimed at filmmakers, aspiring location scouts, government location liaison officers, tourism officers, event officers as well as private and public property owners.

Your ticket price includes a light lunch and please join us for networking drinks in the club after after we wrap up. Drinks will be available from the bar.

Guest speakers :

  • Matt Carroll: Senior Manager Screen Destination Attraction, Create NSW
  • Colin McDougall: Location Manager, Aus Locations
  • Shannon Wheeler: Screen Destination Attraction Coordinator, Create NSW

The day after the seminar, an invite-only Practical Location Scouting Workshop will take place on Thursday 19th September, led by Colin McDougall.

This is for aspiring location scouts and filmmakers to learn more about the trade and to add another string to their bow. To register your interest in attending this practical workshop, please email [email protected]

Event details:

Long Tan Room, Tamworth Wests’ Diggers Club
4 Kable Avenue, Tamworth

Tuesday 18th September 2018,

12pm –5pm (ticket price includes a light lunch)

After the seminar, attendees are invited to join us for networking drinks at Diggers Club bar  (beverages not included)

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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, Create 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.

Shannon Wheeler, Screen Destination Attraction Coordinator, Create NSW

Shannon Wheeler has over 13 years experience in production attraction organisations in Australia and the U.S. – at Create NSW, Screen NSW, NSW Film & Television Office and the Texas Film Commission. Since 2008, Shannon has been contributing to the creation of screen industry jobs and investment in NSW by attracting productions to the State – including The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine, Hacksaw Ridge, Alien: Covenant and Pacific Rim Uprising – by preparing professional location pitch presentations, promoting NSW Government incentives and facilitating inbound visits from producers, directors, and production designers

Screenworks’ North West NSW Filming Locations Seminar is supported by Create NSW.

The NSW Government supports the vibrant arts, screen and culture sectors, including its cultural infrastructure, in Sydney and New South Wales through Create NSW.

Create NSW offers incentives to attract footloose production and post-production to NSW, and offers location and production liaison services to eligible productions considering locating in Sydney and NSW. Up to $10 million a year through Create NSW’s Made in NSW fund will be invested so NSW continues to be an attractive place to make movies and TV series. Offered in addition to Federal incentives, Create NSW’s incentive ensures that NSW will remain a top choice for filmmakers.

Create NSW also offers local filmmakers a number of funding opportunities for screen projects at various stages of production. This ranges from Early Development to Advanced Development; Production Finance for projects ready to go into production; Regional Filming Fund grants for productions that film on location in Regional NSW for a minimum of five shooting days; and a program to support emerging filmmakers.

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