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.

On in two locations:

Feb 8 & 9
Musicians Club
276 Crystal St

Ticket price includes attendance at the two day Masterclass and catering.

March 28 & 29
Civic Theatre,
Burns Way




Tickets $75 plus booking fee: includes attendance at the two day Masterclass and 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.


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 is currently launching Australian feature film ‘THE BUTTERFLY TREE’ starring Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe, directed by Priscilla Cameron, it recently had its international premiere in official competition in Toronto 2017. This is her second feature film as a producer. Her first film BITTER & TWISTED premiered at Tribeca, was nominated for 14 international awards including 2 AFI’s and was released across several territories including theatrical releases in Australia and New Zealand. As well as producing feature films Bridget has held a number of development and industry positions.

After winning the Screen Producers Australia ‘Ones To Watch’ International Fellowship award, Bridget recently completed an international placement with Stay Gold Features in New York (Beasts of No Nation, Hello My Name is Doris), where she was mentored by Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Kristen Konvits as they launched their $20m film fund, and developed projects such as Patti Cake$ and Cary Fukunaga’s next project, The Joe Bell Story. Prior to that, she was a Senior Producer and Development Executive at Cowlick Entertainment Group, a new sales and financing company with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles.

Following her placement, Bridget is continuing to build her company Midwinter Films as a development vehicle for long-form narrative projects. She is currently partnering with several producers and production companies on a slate of narrative feature films and television series. Bridget has a wide network of international and local financing and producing partners, in-depth knowledge of the international content marketplace and extensive physical creative producing skills.


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.


Megan Young, Screen Investment Manager from Create NSW will join Screenworks on Tour and deliver a session on the support and resources Create NSW provides for screen practitioners.

Megan Young, a graduate of The University of Technology Sydney (Communications) has over 15 years experience working in the theatrical sector in Australia/NZ and in the USA. Theatrical marketing for clients such as Universal, Becker Films, Dendy, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC, Magnolia & Fortissimo Films. Megan joined the Transmission Films team in 2012 to streamline production and was appointed Head of Australian and New Zealand acquisitions, to further continue Transmission Films as a leader in outstanding local cinema, and foster relationships with content creators both locally and internationally. Megan joined the Create NSW team as a Screen Investment Manager in mid-2018.


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 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

Broken Hill on Friday evening February 8

Screenworks on Tour is made possible with support from the NSW government through CREATE NSW


Published on December 19, 2018 12:24 am