Wanting to build your skills and knowledge in screen production and seek market interest in your screen projects?

In this two day event, some of the screen industry’s most respected producers and executives will share advice on developing, producing, financing and pitching drama and documentary content.

Screenworks will be in Swan Hill 2nd and 3rd of December at the Swan Hill Town Hall.

Screenworks will be in Shepparton 4th and 5th of December at the Quality Hotel Parklake.

Screenworks Filmmaking Masterclass program will include:

·       A 2-hour Documentary Masterclass delivered by Catherine Scott (Backtrack Boys)

·       A 2-hour Drama Masterclass delivered by Bridget Callow-Wright (The Butterfly Tree)

·       A 2-hour Preparing to Pitch workshop delivered by Lisa O’Meara, Programs and Operations Manager at Screenworks

·       One on One meetings (2 hours) – guest speakers will be available during the two-day workshop and participants can book in for a 15 or 30-minute consult

·       Networking event (evening) – a drinks and networking event for participants with the guest speakers




One Day ONLY tickets are now available.

Schedule for Day 1:
9am – Screenworks Welcomes and Introductions – Lisa O’Meara
9.15 – 11.15am – Producing Drama – Bridget Callow-Wright
11.15 – 11.45am – Morning Tea
11:45 – 1:00pm – Producing Drama – Bridget Callow-Wright
1.00 – 1.45pm – Lunch
1.45 – 2.45pm – Prepare to Pitch – Lisa O’Meara
3.00 – 4.45pm – One-on-one meetings
4.45pm – Close
5.00 – 7.00pm – Networking Event 

Schedule for Day 2:
9.15 – 11.15am – Documentary  Masterclass – Catherine Scott
11.15 – 11.45am – Morning Tea
11:45 – 1:00pm – Documentary  Masterclass – Catherine Scott
1.00 – 1.45pm – Lunch
1.45 – 3.45pm – Q & A – Catherine Scott & Lisa O’Meara
4.00 – 4.45pm – One-on-one meetings
4.45pm – Close

Tickets $25-$155 plus booking fee: includes attendance on either single days or both, Masterclass plus catering.


In the Documentary masterclass, Catherine Scott will use her documentary feature Backtrack Boys as well as Scarlett Road and Business Behind Bars as a case studies to cover:

  • Identifying and finding the story, central conflict and characters
  • Applying dramatic story structure to documentary filmmaking
  • Understanding industry opportunity – knowing how and where to research
  • The importance of audience
  • The importance of your team
  • Where to next

Catherine Scott – Producer, Infinity Films

Catherine has worked as a documentary filmmaker for over 20 years. She was Senior Producer SBS Dateline and more recently as a freelance video journalist for the program.

Catherine has been a director and producer on documentaries broadcast internationally including SBS TV, ABC TV, CBC Canada, PBS Television, Channel 4, Arte and France 2. Her credits include Producer – Unconquered – The Invictus Games (ABC TV) Shooter Producer – Not everyone Wants a Goat –Foreign Correspondent (ABC TV) Producer, Being Me – Four Corners (ABC TV), Director/Co-producer of Scarlet Road(SBS TV) Director/Co-writer of Selling Sickness (SBS TV) and Director/Co-producer of the Walkley Award-winning Business Behind Bars and Profits of Punishment (SBS TV).

Catherine was a member of the Paper Tiger TV collective co-producing over 30 productions including Breathless and Drawing the Line at Pittston. Catherine was also co-producer/director for Deep Dish TV including Who’s Afraid of the Little Yellow School Bus?, The Last Graduation, Lock Down USA and The Gulf Crisis TV Project


In the Drama section, Bridget Callow-Wright will draw on her feature film The Butterfly Tree, the TV episode of No Activity and the online series Over and Out as case studies to cover:

  • How to identify and understand industry opportunity – knowing how and where to research
  • What to include in a project outline
  • Treatments and mini bible
  • Script drafts
  • The importance of audience
  • The importance of your team
  • Where to next

Bridget Callow-Wright – Producer, Midwinter

Bridget Callow-Wright will draw on her experience as a successful producer of scripted narrative for film and as a Senior Lecturer in Producing at SAE to deliver a practical workshop on how to produce narrative content for film and television. Through case studies and examples of her work, she will cover processes and strategies on budgeting and funding, script development, casting, the production process and distribution.

Bridget is an award-winning screen producer with a focus on scripted narrative film and television.

She most recently produced a special No Activity: The Night before Christmas for STAN and Jungle Entertainment, directed by Trent O’Donnell. Prior to that, she produced the theatrical feature film The Butterfly Tree written and directed by Priscilla Cameron, starring Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe. The Butterfly Tree premiered internationally at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival and was nominated for 3 AACTAS and was awarded Best Film and Best Actress at CAIFF.

Bridget is currently developing and financing a slate of feature and television projects under her own company Midwinter with a number of partners that include Jungle, XYZ, Field Theory and Whoa Flamingo. She is supported for development on these projects by Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.


In this fast-paced, practical 2 hour workshop Screenworks’ Programs & Operations Manager, Lisa O’Meara will explain how to prepare yourself and the key elements that you need to think about before you start pitching your project.

You will learn how to develop successful pitch documents to attract interest from broadcasters, producers and funding bodies and you will leave with strategies and tools to apply to your own production ideas.

Lisa O’Meara is the Programs and Operations Manager for Screenworks, responsible for planning, organising and running all professional development and screen culture events at Screenworks. Lisa combines qualifications and experience in education and marketing communications within the arts, to identifying talent and industry opportunities in order to develop relevant programs and facilitate screen industry connections and career development.

She has worked internationally across a range of industries including screen, publishing, software and entertainment distribution and as well as Arts Festival management.  As a Marketing Executive for Film Australia and for the ABC, Lisa regularly prepared pitch documents for the international sales and distribution of Australian content.  Helping screen content creators bring their stories to life is her current passion.


Each of the guest speakers will be available for 2 hours during the two-day workshop and participants can apply to book in for a 15 or 30 minute.  Please email [email protected] with the name/s of the consult that you want to meet with and what you want to cover in your meeting.


A drinks and networking event for participants with the guest speakers, Regional Development Officers and key local council representatives. Finger food and a beverage will be included in the price of a ticket.


Screenworks on Tour is made possible with support from Regional Arts Victoria and Film Victoria









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