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Creativity thrums through the Northern Rivers, and a big part of the community’s storytelling thrives in film and video. 


With this in mind, we’re proud to partner with local screen-industry charity Screenworks to provide $2,000 worth of scholarships that enable emerging film producers in the region, who are experiencing financial barriers, to attend the annual Business of Producing Conference 2019 in March. 


The Business of Producing Conference, held at Ramada Ballina from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March, is a professional seminar for regional film and television producers to connect, bringing together over 100 industry associates from the Northern Rivers, across Australia and the US. 


Acknowledging that some of our region’s talented producers can’t attend for financial reasons, we teamed up with Screenworks to provide four scholarships for producers living in the Northern Rivers, which each cover the costs of the conference, a ticket to the Producer Dinner, a 12-month Screenworks membership and cash to offset transport and meal costs around the event.


Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch said the scholarships would help boost a recipient’s career in its early stages.  


“Growing up in a working-class family in regional NSW, there were so many opportunities that I wasn’t able to access due to where we lived and financial hardship,” Ken said. “That’s why I believe that it’s important that we work together to provide access to these opportunities that can change lives.”


A registered charity, Screenworks provides support, leadership and vision to the regional screen industries in Australia, and works to promote and advance the screen industry in regional, rural and remote Australia – with a particular focus in the Northern Rivers.

DonationsShalah Griffith