Screenworks on Tour: A Series of Masterclasses on Documentary, Drama and Pitching your Production
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.
Tickets $37.50-$75 plus booking fee: includes attendance on either single days or both, Masterclass plus catering.
In this two-hour masterclass, producer Marcus Gillezeau will deliver an informative and entertaining hands-on, how-to on development, story, financing and distributing a feature documentary. Through case studies including Storm Surfers 3D, Motorkite Dreaming and his current production Own the Sky, along with other recent box office hits, he will share the facts, figures, secrets and storytelling rules for long-form documentary.
Marcus Gillezeau is an AACTA and International Digital Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker with over 25 years experience in blue-chip documentary production. He is best known for the ground-breaking Storm Surfers 3D and the all-media drama Scorched. His feature documentaries have been released theatrically in Australia, screened in major film festivals including Toronto and San Sebastien and have sold around the world. He has delivered to all the major networks including Discovery, National Geographic, ABC and SBS.
PRODUCING DRAMA MASTERCLASS
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.
PREPARING TO PITCH
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.
Sofya Gollan, Screen Investment Manager, Create NSW. Sofya is an award-winning director and writer of documentary and drama films; her films have screened in major international festivals over the decade. An acting graduate of National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) she moved from a successful acting career to filmmaking, holding a Masters in Directing (AFTRS). PRESERVATION for SBS screened worldwide and was nominated for 3 AFI/ACCTA Awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay. DRESSING DAD won an Atom award for Best Short Documentary.
More recently her short film GIMPSEY (2017) was nominated for an ACCTA Award for Best Short Film in the Social Shorts category. She has also been commissioned Playwright on several occasions. In 2016 she was a resident Playwright in the Studio at the Griffin Theatre, developing her latest work Loves’ Last Atom. She was Associate Director of the Other Film Festival in 2012/13 sourcing and programming the best of disability cinema worldwide. From 2017 she has been the guest programmer of the Screenability Strand at the Sydney Film Festival, programming both the 2018 and 2019 strands.
She is adept in initiating, managing and evaluating innovative projects and programmes within the arts, screen and culture sectors. In her role at Create NSW as a Sector Investment Manager, she is responsible for the end-to-end management of screen content that ranges from international co-productions, TV Drama, Features Factual and Drama to Short web-series. She is the lead executive for the 360Vision development of Virtual Reality narratives at Create NSW.
She is also one of the longest serving guest actors on Play School reaching her 29th year on the show, which makes it very likely she’s been in your living room while you were in your pyjamas.
ONE ON ONE MEETINGS
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@example.com 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
Wagga Wagga on Thursday evening March 28
Screenworks on Tour is made possible with support from the NSW government through CREATE NSW
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Published on February 22, 2019 12:24 am