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    Screen Business Essentials

    June 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - June 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

    This two day intensive online workshop, presented in conjunction with Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), is all about setting up and building a screen business. The workshop covers the commercial framework in which producers must operate, including issues surrounding the operation of a creative business from the ground up.

    The Business Essentials program is vital for start ups while also serving as a refresher for established businesses and Producers. The course will be taught by a range of industry leaders (see below), with Owen Johnston, Producer and Commercial and Industrial Affairs Consultant, SPA acting as the course convenor.

    Topics include:

    legal structures for businesses and for productions, tax incentives and compliance, financial management of a production including managing cashflow and business planning;
    up-to-date information on copyright and chain of title, distribution and licensing agreements, employment law, cast and crew agreements, fringes and insurance; and
    new insights into rights negotiation, film and television industry sources of finance.
    If you are already involved in production, and looking to get serious in terms of your business growth and project development, this course will be an invaluable two days with access to a range of industry experts.