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Screenworks is a registered charity that provides support, leadership and vision for the regional screen industries in Australia.
The principal object of Screenworks is to promote and advance the screen industry in regional, rural and remote Australia, with a focus on the industry cluster in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.
Our principal activities provide screen-related development and networking opportunities, programs and initiatives specifically designed to support people living in regional, rural and remote Australia.
We are a home-grown not-for-profit, membership-based association managed by a board of volunteer directors that provide industry, management and screen industry knowledge and experience.
PROFESSIONAL & INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
Each year, we deliver a diverse and relevant range of professional development workshops, seminars and events covering the business and creative sides of all aspects of the Australian screen industry. Demand for and attendance at our professional development programs/events continues to grow annually and remains high, which has been demonstrated by solid attendance at recent Screenworks’ events and the quality of presenters agreeing to speak at our events.
INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Our industry development activities deliver opportunities, connections and benefits for the regional screen industry. Our rigorous market driven approach to concept/ project development supports both established professional and emerging practitioners as they develop projects and we match make them with market partners. Our program includes pitching opportunities, incubators and mentoring opportunities with visiting and local industry professionals and market representatives.
CREW REFERRALS & LOCATIONS SUPPORT (NORTHERN RIVERS)
We work closely with Create NSW’s Production Attraction Unit to increase screen-related jobs and opportunities in the Northern Rivers. We assist both local and non-local productions in the Northern Rivers region by providing location and crew referral services.
PROMOTIONS & COMMUNICATIONS
Screenworks promotes local screen productions, projects, events and people to national and international networks via our communications and marketing strategies (refer to one-year operational plan for marketing and engagement plan).We provide regular industry updates, local news and access to national and state industry policy, funding rounds and opportunities via events, e-newsletters and website updates.
Screenworks provides a voice at regional, state, national and international levels on behalf of screen practitioners in regional, rural and remote Australia. We act as a bridge between the regional screen industry and screen agencies’ markets and networks at all levels, and we help shape the future of the industry by keeping regional practitioners informed of trends and opportunities.