Screenworks has today released the full program for its annual 3-day seminar the Business of Producing which will be held in Ballina NSW from March 19th-21st. With more than 30 speakers including commissioning editors and broadcast executives, along with award-winning producers and representatives from national and state funding bodies, Screenworks’ Business of Producing will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with key decision-makers, learn from experienced professionals and join conversations on industry priorities and innovations that could affect change.

Highlights include panel discussions on:
• Attracting audiences in a fragmented market facilitated by Fremantle CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor with Lana Greenhalgh from Foxtel and Andy Ryan from Nine Australia
• Strategies for creating content that affects change with Stephen Oliver from ABC, Susie Jones from SBS, Cieron Cody from NITV and Virginia Whitwell from Good Thing Productions
• To Feature or Not with Amanda Duthie from SBS, Deb Cox from Every Cloud Productions and Rachel Gardner from See Saw Productions

Also in the program is an an exclusive Producers Dinner, a Legal Tool Kit workshop, the AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscape pitching competition, Meet the Broadcaster sessions, one-on-one meetings, and multiple networking events.

Screenworks Business of Producing is now NSW’s premier producing event, each year attracting producers at all levels of experience from throughout Australia.

“I have taken in so much knowledge at the seminar, it will definitely help me grow as a contributor to screen” said Marna Smith, who attended Business of Producing 2019. “The legal information, networking, pitching and understanding more about the industry in Australia and its connections overseas will all inform my future creative practices. I gained a good understanding of the changing environment and how getting funding for a project needs to be viewed in light of the changing landscape. It inspired me to be bold, proactive and embrace new technologies and pathways”.

“We are very proud to deliver this valuable program to Australian screen practitioners and have put a number of inititatives in place to make sure that it is accessible to regional screen practitioners in particular” explained Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch. “We have kept the price of the event down, made single day tickets available and offered travel grants and scholarships to assist regional NSW and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners to attend.”

Tickets are available now and be aware that some events at the seminar do sell out.

One on one meetings will be open for booking at midday on March 9.

Accommodation and conference travel is available through our accommodation and travel partners TAG and can be contacted via email on [email protected].

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship program is currently open to support practitioners to attend the seminar, with applications closing on 27th February.

For the full program and guest speaker line up visit:
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