A visit from the Minister for the Arts, a pitching opportunity and a call for young gardeners.
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The NSW Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant visited the Northern Rivers today to make some very welcomed funding announcements.

The Hon. Troy Grant MP was today joined by the Member for Ballina, The Hon. Don Page MP to announce the allocation of $15,000 for Screenworks' Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mentoring Program and the ongoing support of a $50,000 investment for 2 years for Screenworks' successful Regional Screen Enterprise Development Program, as well as $10,000 for its Screen Audience Development Program.  

Screenworks continues to roll out its professional development program with tickets now on sale for its next event, Paper to Pitch which will be held on Sept 12 in Byron Bay.

Details for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mentoring Program will be announced shortly. 

Screenworks was also delighted to hear that Byron Bay International Film Festival has secured $30,000 to assist in the production of their festival over the next three years.

Paper to Pitch

9.30am - 4.30pm
Fri Sept 12
Byron Regional Sports and Cultural Complex 

Hatch Entertainment is in the business of selling ideas to production partners, broadcasters, distributors, funding bodies and brands. Here's your chance to learn from their successes.

Miriam Stein from Hatch Entertainment will present examples of the best international formats and how they are pitched around the world. She will work through the process of how to sell a television concept from the verbal pitch, to creating the most effective selling document and making a sizzle reel that will seal the deal...more

Participants are invited to submit their concept for assessment prior to the event and during the session Hatch Entertainment will present the most effective to pitch for that project. Deadline for project entry is Sept 8th.

Tickets available online here
$70 / $35 Screenworks members

dirtgirlworld team looking for new talent


Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace, the creators of dirtgirlworld, are on the hunt for some local kids and a local family to star in segments of their new TV show that will be filmed in the Northern Rivers in late October.

Cate explained, "we are on the search for kids who know heaps about nature, gardening and outside stuff. Kids who aren’t shy about sharing what they know on camera!"

So if you know anyone aged between 4 and 10 years of age, encourage them to grab a phone or video camera and shoot up to 1 minute of their own nature detective action in their garden and send it to cate@mememe.com.au by September 10.

As a regionally based cultural organisation, Screenworks acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the lands in the Northern Rivers region.

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