Screenworks’ producing seminar to take a global focus

08 February, 2019 by Staff Writer

Screenworks chair Dustin Clare. 

Screenworks’ annual producing seminar will this year take a global focus, with producers, buyers and commissioning editors from across Australia and South East Asia expected to present at the event.


Independent documentary filmmaker Catherine Scott (Backtrack Boys) and Goalpost Pictures’ Rosemary Blight (Top End Wedding) are among the confirmed lineup, with the full speaker list to be announced next Friday.

The theme is ‘Local to Global’, and speakers will present case studies of their works and talk about best practice and industry opportunity.

Screenworks chairperson Dustin Clare said: “We continue to attract an extremely high calibre of guest speakers and executives to the region for the event, who even in a major city would be inaccessible, creating a rare opportunity for both established creative practitioners and those starting out in the industry. This event will increase economic opportunities for the film and television sector within our region and ultimately create more work and jobs locally.

“This year we are proud to be able to make this event more accessible for Northern Rivers residents facing hardship as a direct result of introducing our new scholarship program.”

This year, for the first time ever, scholarships will be offered to enable Northern Rivers residents to attend who would otherwise not be able to. It has been created in acknowledgement of barriers that exist that prevent regional people being able to attend these types of events.

Business of Producing will take place in Ballina from March 21 – 23. More info here.