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Do you remember when you first heard the term ‘crowd funding’.

Chances are, it wasn’t that long ago and, chances are, it was in connection with the now famous crowd-funding website Pozible.

Who knew that Pozible was co-founded by Melbourne cyber entrepreneur Rick Chen – and who knew Rick would soon be in Byron Bay helping aspiring filmmakers find ways to bring their projects to fruition?

Rick is just one of the guest speakers lined up for a Creating For All Media forum this coming Friday June 14, sponsored as part of Screenwork’s THRIVE program.

He will join a group of highly experienced screen industry professionals at Lord Byron Resort talking about ‘how to drive creative concepts across a diverse range of media’.

Creating For All Media is a one-day forum focusing on creating for television, online, mobile and other platforms. Guest speakers also include recent International Digital Emmy Award winning local producer Cate McQullien (dirtgirlworld), Screen NSW’s Interactive Media Executive Kate Stone and Media Stockade’s all media producer Ester Harding (Storm Surfers 3D).

These successful and inspiring speakers will share knowledge on creating, producing and financing across a diverse range of media. The forum will cover strategies for creating campaigns, securing funding, finding and building an audience and how to make a living out of being an independent producer.

Participants can take the opportunity to talk with the guest speakers and sound out their ideas at round table sessions.

Screenworks General Manager Jill Moonie said ‘crowd funding is more than funding, it also attracts an audience to your project, giving you greater credibility with the funding bodies and broadcasters.’

Many people in the northern rivers will benefit from listening to and meeting with Pozible’s Rick Chen. Film and writing are among the most popular and successful crowd funding areas and there are northern rivers based Pozible campaigns already on the go.

Screenworks Creating For All Media is the second in Screenworks THRIVE 2013 program (Talent Hothouse – a Regional Intensive Vision Escalator) and is supported by Screen NSW Interactive Media Fund. The seminar will be held at the Lord ByronResort, Jonson St Byron Bay Friday June 14, 9.30am to 4.30pm, tickets $50 or $35 for Screenworks members. For more information visit www.screenworks.com.au.

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