Nationwide search for best film & TV ideas

16 June, 2010 by IF

Press release from Screenworks

Screenworks has partnered with the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) to include the Northern Rivers as part of a nation wide search to uncover the best screen projects in the country. Screenworks Life’s A Pitch, an annual event that has launched careers for Northern Rivers film makers, is now included in a national series of pitching competitions which culminate in the final winner flying to the Cannes Film Festival.


To find out how to be a part of this opportunity and bring your project to the attention of Australia’s leading television programmers, executives of funding bodies and film distributors, come along to the Screenworks Life’s A Pitch launch Wednesday 30th June, 6pm, at the A & I Hall in Bangalow.

Independent Producer and former ABC Television journalist Trish Lake will be the guest speaker at the launch. Trish will explain what is involved in giving a quality pitch in a competitive environment. Past participants will also talk of their experiences and share their pitching tips.

“Screenworks Life’s a Pitch has a reputation in the film and television industry for uncovering local talent” explained Jill Moonie, the General Manager of Screenworks. “ Being included in a nation wide search makes Screenworks event more competitive but it will put our finalists in front of more market opportunities. Film and television executives look forward to attending Screenworks Life’s A Pitch because they are aware of the talent in this region.”

The winner of Screenworks Life’s A Pitch will be flown to Sydney to pitch their project to a panel of industry executives at the SPAA Fringe conference in October. Two finalists from SPAA Fringe will be selected to fly back to Sydney to pitch their projects head-to-head in the Holding Redlich Pitching Competition at the SPAA Conference in November, the final winner will be flown to the Cannes film festival.

To find out more about Screenworks Life’s A Pitch come along to launch, meet Screenworks members, local producers and creatives from this region and be discovered. Screenworks Life’s A Pitch launch is at the A & I Hall, Bangalow 6pm, June 30th , the launch is free and open to the general public. For more information visit