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Screenworks forum ‘opens doors’ for local talent

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L to R: Screenworks GM Ken Crouch, Lauren Edwards (Goalpost Pictures), Julie Eckersley (Matchbox Pictures), Veronica Fury (Wildbear Entertainment) and Lisa O’Meara (Screenworks) at the Screen Connections forum.
L to R: Screenworks GM Ken Crouch, Lauren Edwards (Goalpost Pictures), Julie Eckersley (Matchbox Pictures), Veronica Fury (Wildbear Entertainment) and Lisa O’Meara (Screenworks) at the Screen Connections forum.

Screenworks says its recent one-day forum, Screen Connections and Directions, held in Byron Bay, was given the thumbs up by all its participants.

The workshop gave around 50 northern rivers content creators, writers and producers the opportunity to pitch to and get advice from three producers working in some of Australia’s top film and TV production companies.

‘Getting access to producers of this calibre is virtually impossible unless you get an introduction,’ explained Screenworks General Manager Ken Crouch.

‘These producers do not look at unsolicited material, however Screenworks was able to arrange for many of the participants to pitch their concepts to the guest producers.

‘Many of the participants now have the email addresses and telephone numbers of these producers, giving them an extraordinary opportunity to follow up.’

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson opened the event and discussed council’s support for the formation of ‘creative clusters’.


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