Screenworks supports regional screen practitioners to advance their careers and develop their projects

Become a Screenworks member and

  • enhance your skills

  • develop your screen projects

  • find collaborators

  • connect with key screen industry decision makers

  • elevate your career

The Process

Simply select an individual, business or student membership type, then select the regional or metropolitan option depending on where you live.

Screenworks membership applications will be processed as soon as practicable after receiving an application for membership. The application will be reviewed and determined by the CEO.

Screenworks will send a confirmation email to the applicant after the application has been approved or rejected.

The names and locations of all new members will also be provided to Screenworks board at the next bi-monthly meeting for their review.

“Regional Australia” Definition

Regional Australia refers to areas in each state and territory as defined below:

All areas in the ACT are defined as regional.

Regional areas are defined as all areas in NSW outside the Sydney Metro, Western Sydney and Blue Mountains areas (excluding the ACT).

All areas in the Northern Territory are defined as regional.

Regional areas are defined as a resident outside of South East Queensland, being defined as a 100 kilometre radius of the Brisbane or Gold Coast central business district.

Regional areas are defined as a resident living outside of Adelaide, being more than a 50 kilometre radius from the Adelaide GPO.

All areas in Tasmania are defined as regional.

Regional areas are defined on the Regional Councils map on Film Victoria website – click on the following link. (https://screenworks.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Map_of_Victorian_Regions_2020.pdf).

Regional areas are defined by Screenwest in their Western Australian regional film fund and on the regional map on Screenwest website (https://www.screenwest.com.au/film-in-wa/locations/interactive-map/regions-of-wa/).

Individual Membership

For people who live in Regional Australia


For people who live in Metropolitan Australia


For all students


Business Membership

Includes up to 5 individual members per business

For businesses based in Regional Australia


For businesses based in Metropolitan Australia


Screenworks members can receive the following substantial benefits…
and we are constantly working to bring you more!

Access to Screenworks Connect – our online community for regional screen practitioners2020-10-30T05:34:57+11:00

Screenworks Connect is an online community for you to enrich business and communications across the screen industry. Hosted by Glue Up, the online community platform is free for Screenworks Members and is the industry go-to for all things filmmaking in regional Australia.

As a user of Screenworks Connect, you will be able to engage with live feeds, comments and sharing, direct messaging via public and private groups – just to name a few of its features. It is also accessible via desktop or by downloading the My Glue mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Inclusion and exposure on Northern Rivers Crew Database*2020-10-30T05:43:08+11:00

Screenworks’ Reel-Scout Crew Database for Northern Rivers-based members makes it easier for Northern Rivers screen industry professionals or emerging professionals who have screen credits to connect with work opportunities.

Producers and other industry professionals can search the Screenworks Northern Rivers Crew Database to recruit crew and vendors for their productions. If you are a screen industry professional or emerging professional living in the Northern Rivers of NSW, you have a credit on a professional production and would like to be included in this directory, click here to register.

*subject to eligibility requirements. All applications to the Screenworks Northern Rivers Crew Database will be assessed for eligibility before they are published.

Inclusion and exposure on our national Members Directory2020-10-30T05:48:00+11:00

Your profile displayed on Screenworks website within the Screenworks National Member Directory – our directory available to connect with all Screenworks members living in regional Australia.

The member profiles are like an active resume live and accessible online at all times and provide members with exposure to the broad range of Screenworks website visitors including local, national and international production companies, industry bodies and the general public. Members can leverage this traffic to their benefit.

The directory gives members the opportunity to link their website and social media to the Screenworks website.

Priority access and discounted tickets to all Screenworks events2020-10-30T05:44:39+11:00

Your annual Screenworks membership gives you priority access and discounted tickets to all Screenworks events.

Screenworks offer a wide range of industry events including forums, workshops, professional development and networking opportunities across all aspects of the film, television and digital media industries.

Screenworks regularly holds ‘members only’ events enabling members to meet with other members and key industry decision makers.
Currently, Screenworks is offering regular online Zoom webinars and meetings on a pay what you can afford basis.

Access to Screenworks Member Consultations2021-07-13T09:54:48+10:00

One day each month, Screenworks’ Industry Development Manager will be available for five bookable Regional Member Consultations. These half-hour slots, which can be booked via Glue Up on a first come first served basis, are available to current Screenworks Regional Members who would like to get some general and friendly advice on making the most of their membership, ways to progress, or focus their screen careers, or avenues for connecting with other screen practitioners. To view when the next consultations will be taking place, check our Events Calendar.

Invitations to exclusive Screenworks networking events2020-10-30T05:48:50+11:00

The opportunity to meet local and visiting industry professionals is rated by members as one of the biggest advantages of Screenworks membership. As a Screenworks member you will receive VIP invitations to Screenworks members’ exclusive events to facilitate appropriate meetings and connections.

Screenworks is now holding events across regional, rural and remote Australia. Keep an eye on our social media for more information.

Opportunity to be put forward for work-related enquiries2020-10-30T05:49:54+11:00

Screenworks is regularly approached by local, national and international productions for location advice and recommendations for creatives, crew and cast. Screenworks use the Members Directory and Crew Database to make recommendations and referrals.

Eligibility to apply for annual Career Pathway programs2020-10-26T20:50:42+11:00

Members are eligible to apply for Screenworks annual professional development programs – Inside the Writers Room, Director Pathways Program, and Regional Producer Elevator Program – that are designed to advance the careers of screenwriters, directors and producers living in regional NSW.

Current industry news, promotions & giveaways in our Newsletter and social channels2020-09-20T12:11:07+10:00

You can receive:

  • Screenworks regular e-news with local and national industry news, events, festival and funding deadlines
  • Screenworks e-alerts with updates on events and deadlines
  • Regular Facebook and Instagram updates on industry activity
  • Targeted communications on industry specific opportunities
Option to leverage Screenworks Communications platforms to promote member screenings, job opportunities, casting callouts2020-10-26T20:51:34+11:00

Professional members can email [email protected] with your project news, screenings, cast or crew call-outs for inclusion on our social media channels and/or Newsletter.

Access to advice and introductions for regional filming projects2020-10-26T20:52:04+11:00

Screenworks professional staff can point you in the right direction, put you in contact with the relevant people and provide access to materials that will support your project and screen business development.

Discounted equipment / instrument & liability insurance with Galvaniize insurance2020-10-26T20:53:56+11:00

In partnership with GALVANiiZE Insurance Screenworks is able to offer an exclusive comprehensive Equipment / Instrument & Liability insurance policy for Screenworks members at an extremely low cost. This is an amazing deal and an exciting new benefit for our members.

For more information and enquiries about this special offer, please contact David McEwan directly on 0404 544 268 or [email protected] after you have joined up as a Screenworks Member.

A no-cost superannuation consultation with a Media Super Representative2021-03-10T14:00:59+11:00

Working in the screen production industry? Whether you’re freelance, full-time, short-term, contract or casual, if you’re part of Australia’s screen community, then Media Super is the industry super fund for you. A super chat with one of our team could help you understand how super works, find your lost super and get to know your investment and insurance options.
Book a no-cost super chat with your local Media Super rep, Steve Gardner, today.

Discounted travel & accommodation offers from TAG Group2020-10-26T20:55:57+11:00

Screenworks’ preferred travel partner, TAG Group has negotiated a special hotel room rate for Screenworks members.

The Choice Hotels group has an extensive portfolio of properties across regional and metropolitan Australia – ranging from hotels to multi-room apartments. If you book a property through TAG you can enjoy up to 15% off their rates.

To find out more, email [email protected]

Reciprocal membership benefits with Australians in Film2020-10-30T05:50:54+11:00

Free access to Australians in Film (AiF) International Industry membership including discounted entry into all AiF education and career development programs. After joining Screenworks membership should contact AiF via email (membership@australiansinfilm.org).

Guild pricing on AACTA Professional memberships (eligibility applies)2020-09-20T10:14:23+10:00

Screenworks has partnered with Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) to offer our members their guild pricing on AACTA Professional memberships. When joining or renewing your AACTA membership, simply select guild pricing and enter your Screenworks membership number to access the discount.

Up to 20% off selected AFTRS online short courses2023-01-03T16:24:56+11:00

Screenworks members receive up to 20% discount off selected AFTRS Online Short Courses. To access it, please email us with the details of the course you want to apply for to receive the correct value gift certificate.

20% off a yearly subscription to Shelter2021-03-18T16:11:52+11:00

Screenworks members receive 20% discount off a yearly subscription to Shelter. For members to access the offer you need to sign up for a yearly subscription at www.shelter.stream then email you active Screenworks membership number and shelter account details to: [email protected] and the 20% discount will be applied to a yearly membership.

20% Discount to DocPlay2023-10-26T11:43:14+11:00

Screenworks members receive a 20% discount off a yearly subscription to DocPlay. DocPlay presents a curation of the world’s most amazing and thought provoking documentaries. For members to access the offer simply email [email protected] to get your discount password, then head to the DocPlay signup page to claim your discount and enjoy unlimited access to the DocPlay catalogue.

Discounted annual subscription to Screenhub2021-12-01T14:10:12+11:00

Receive 20% off on your first year of Personal membership to ScreenHub. Australia’s leading independent online resource dedicated to the world of film and TV is offering Screenworks members an annual subscription to Screenhub for $63, usually $79! Keep up-to-date with industry news from local, independent journalists. Use this link to take up the discounted offer

“Screenworks engages with our members to help them identify and achieve their screen industry ambitions. We offer a range of bespoke skills and career development programs and opportunities that are specifically designed  to meet our members’ needs.

Please get in touch with our team to see how we can help you.
Your satisfaction as a member is our priority.”

Lisa O’Meara

Screenworks CEO

Here’s what some of Screenworks members have to say about the programs and initiatives they have participated in

Harry Lloyd, Screenworks Director Pathways Program 2022

This programme has really opened doors for me, it’s exactly what I needed to take the next steps in my career and feel supported to do so. I had clear goals when I started but things started to happen, and I was able to work quicker than I thought. This programme was so valuable in connecting me with production companies and producers with warm introductions, workshops and established relationships in the industry.

Alex Doering, Regional Producer Elevator Program (RPEP) 2022

I am certain that the knowledge, skills and network I have gained through the support of this program has paved the road I am on today. I am now much more confident in navigating legal frameworks as a producer. I have been able to apply this core learning to my current role as well as my own projects and company growth plan, while knowing that I can refer back to the team at Screenworks for any tailored advice and assistance. The flexibility of the program’s structure and the personable check-ins are what really made this experience as beneficial as it was for me.

Finn Clarke, Regional Screen in LA 2023

My time in LA was above and beyond what I was expecting.
I arrived only knowing three people, but after some help from AiF and going to every industry and social event I possibly could, I now know over a hundred people in the LA scene – many of whom have become good friends! I got a great sense of the industry while I was there too, through meetings with producers and agents to orchestrators and session players.

Elisa Cristallo, Inside the Writers Room 2022

Observing the writers work in real time with their producer and consultant was fantastic… It was fantastic to watch writers (specifically a writing team) carefully consider each piece of feedback and then make a judgement about how to respond to it. This program has increased my knowledge of the writing for screen process, helped to demystify how a script is produced and has given me confidence to know when to accept feedback and when to advocate for my own stories and story ideas.

Be part of a growing community of screen practitioners in Regional Australia.

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