Screenworks unveils producing seminar line-up

15 February, 2019 by Staff Writer

David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, Sue Maslin, Rob Gibson, Jamie Hilton and Steve Jaggi have joined the lineup for Screenworks’ annual business of producing seminar, to be held in late March.

They join Goalpost Pictures’ Rosemary Blight and Backtrack Boys‘ Catherine Scott, who were announced last week. 


The theme of this year’s seminar is Local to Global. Internationally-based speakers will include Alexandra Fox-Hughes, head of partnerships from Singapore-based documentary channel iwonder and the London-based manager of client services at online distributor Rights trade, Andrew Carroll.

Also on the line-up are ABC head of Indigenous Kelrick Martin, screen industry lawyer Jenny Lalor, Screenrights head of service design Emma Madison, and representatives from Screen Australia, Create NSW and Screen Queensland.

During the three day event, the producers will share advice on their best practice in producing screen content for international audiences. The broadcasters and content buyers will speak about what they are looking for, and the various funding bodies will talk about how to attract funding and the initiatives and opportunities that each organisation is offering. Most of the guest speakers will also be available for pre-booked one-on-one meetings.

“We are delighted to be bringing such an outstanding group of screen industry professionals to regional NSW to share advice with early-career and emerging practitioners,” said Screenworks CEO, Ken Crouch.

“What is most unique about this opportunity is that, because we’re holding it in a regional location, we are able to create an environment for filmmakers and content creators to easily meet and network with industry leaders and peers to share stories and ideas. This often leads to valuable production partnerships and outcomes.”

Screenworks will also hold its annual Producers Dinner on the Friday night, to which tickets will be sold separately.

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