Abi Binning - Executive Director

Sept 2010 - Present

Abi is an independent producer and principal of the production company, Move Media. Abi has a number of credits in both broadcast documentary and short drama. Before entering the film industry, Abi worked extensively across the education sector as a teacher, researcher and curriculum writer.

 


  • WAT 48 Hours Production grant

    WAT production grants provide talented Tasmanians with on-set experience that progress their career, educational and/or creative aspirations. WAT’s production inititiatives are designed to:

    • Help participants to realise their career, educational and/or creative endeavours
    • Reduce barriers to participation
    • Increase production of Tasmanian screen stories thatexpress the stories, talents and perspectives of Tasmanians
    • Strengthen practitioner’s skills in financing, working collaboratively, harnessing technology and distribution

    In 2021 WAT will offer support to produce a film for the WAT 48 Hours Challenge for teams with a member aged 25 or under.  

    Download application pack here (pdf)
    Download application pack here (word)

    Access to quality production equipment can make or break a screen project.  Teams receive access to the WAT FILM KIT to raise the production values of their screen story WAT will support up to FIVE projects with equipment hire to the value of $750 per project.   Selection is at the discretion of WAT’s Executive Director.

    ELIGIBILITY

    • The applicant must be a financial WAT member and primary copyright holder in the film to be produced
    • All key creatives must be permanent residents of Tasmania
    • The applicant must hold the rights to make the film.
    • One team member must be aged 25 or under
    • Can ONLY be used to produce an original entry in the 2021 WAT 48 Hours Challenge
    • The team must have submitted a registration for the 48 Hours Challenge

    IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR A PRODUCTION GRANT:

    If approved, a letter of agreement will be signed before equipment is provided that outlines the terms and conditions of the production grant including:

    • A copy of the finished film must be submitted by Sept 26
    • WAT’s support must be acknowledged in the film credits
    • If the film is NOT entered into the Challenge then the applicant may be asked to pay the full value of the hire
    • Courier fee is not included in the production grant

    Applications to be submitted by email to [email protected] 

    Applications will be assessed and awarded when received so be sure to get in quick!


  • published EOI for U25 positions for 48 Hours Film Challenge in news 2021-07-26 16:34:14 +1000

    EOI for U25 positions for 48 Hours Film Challenge

    Work with us - EOIs for under 25s 

    Are you under 25 & interested in working with Wide Angle on the WAT 48 Hours Challenge?  We are seeking EOIs from those aged 25 and under for the following paid roles:

    Content Creators
    To help us spread the word and get people involved in the WAT 48 Hours Challenge, Wide Angle is commissioning young content creators to create graphics and video content for  our social media channels.  If you're creating work for TikTok, instagram or facebook and aged 25 years or under we'd love to see your work and discuss this opportunity further.  We are looking for Tasmanian residents aged 25 or under who are available to to create and deliver work between Aug 16 and Aug 27.  Please complete this quick expression of interest - before 5pm Monday August 9

    Tech Support & projection
    We are also seeking interest from people aged 25 & under who would like to work alongside an experienced technician  to help the 48 Hours participants with any technical issues they experience filming, recording, editing & uploading their entries during the 48 Hours challenge weekend (24–26 SEPT). The role will also involve working on the playlist and projection for the awards events on October 1, 2021 in Hobart.  Please complete the expression of interest before 5pm August 9

    Front of House/Bar staff
    To help run the gala awards event/s on October 1 we're looking to employ front of house and bar staff - this is an opportunity for people aged 25 and under.  Bar staff will need to hold their RSA.  Please complete the expression of interest before 5pm August 9

    For more info call us on 6223 8344 mob. 0478 150 206.


  • published WAT 48 Hours in upcoming events 2021-07-26 15:46:36 +1000

    WAT 48 Hours

    Wide Angle Tasmania invites Tasmanians to team up and script, shoot, edit and submit a short film... all in 48 hours!

    In 2021, the challenge runs from 7pm Friday Sept 24 – 7pm Sunday September 26. Check out the full terms and conditions of entry here.

    The WAT 48 Hours Challenge is a competition in which registered teams make a short film – including writing, shooting, editing and scoring – over a 48-hour period. The competition is open to both amateur and professionals.

    REGISTER HERE for the WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021.

    Registration costs just $75 - and includes one complimentary ticket to the Awards & Screening event. If your team includes an under 25 then it's free to enter - and you'll be eligible to apply for a production grant valued at $750 worth of free equipment hire for the competition.

    For more info or to answer your questions, get in touch by email or call us on 6223 8344

    WHEN
    September 24, 2021 at 7pm - September 26, 2021 at 7pm
    $75.00 AUD · rsvp

  • published EOI U25 FOH & Bar staff in WAT 48 Hours Challenge - OPEN 2021-07-26 15:19:34 +1000


  • published EOI U25 content creator in WAT 48 Hours Challenge - OPEN 2021-07-23 16:27:42 +1000

  • WAT 48 Hours Challenge Rules

    1. Registrations open 27 July, 2021 and close at midnight on 21 September, 2021. Late registrations may not be accepted.
    2. The registration fee of AU$75.00 must be received before registration can be confirmed.  Please note that teams with a member aged 25 or under 25 member receive free registration.
    3. Upon receipt of your registration form and payment you will receive an email confirming your registration. If you do not receive this after 12 hours email [email protected].
    4. Team with at least one member aged 25 or under are eligible to apply for a production grant from Wide Angle valued at $750 worth of equipment hire.
    5. If you included copyrighted material in your film that you don’t have permission for (eg. music, footage), understand that WAT 48 Hours Challenge may not be able to screen or promote your film.
    6. You are responsible for your own safety while undertaking the Challenge. You agree to participate with a high standard of professional conduct – this includes complying with all Tasmanian laws and screen industry expectations.  You will not engage in any activity that disadvantages any other team or undermines the integrity of the WAT 48 Hours Challenge.
    7. You cannot enter into arrangements using Wide Angle Tasmania's name or issue public statements referencing WAT 48 Hours or Wide Angle Tasmania without first gaining WAT’s explicit consent.
    8. By registering for the WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021 you affirm that you are responsible for all activities associated with producing your film for the Challenge, and that Challenge organisers are not (“organisers” includes staff and volunteers of Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) and all associated organisations, such as sponsors and presenting partners).
    9. Wide Angle Tasmania reserves the right to not screen any film that it believes has been produced in an unethical fashion — for example, in terms of ignoring reasonable safety standards, using copyrighted material, or in the nature of the film’s content (for example, something we may not be legally able to exhibit). This is not negotiable.
    10. Wide Angle Tasmania will deal only with one nominated individual per team. This is the person whose name and contact details appears on the registration form. It is up to each team to determine who ultimately ‘owns’ the film made for the Challenge and any prizes awarded — ie. the director, the writer, or someone else. The festival won’t enter into any discussions about ownership and will consider that the nominated person on the registration form has been empowered to speak to the team in all matters.
    11. The film you make should be 6 minutes long, or less. If you have credits (recommended) these should be included within that time.
    12. At least one member of your team must be in Hobart or Launceston on Friday 24 SEPT at 7 pm to receive the prompts package.
    13. This prompts package will include three things: a prop, a written a line of dialogue and a movie genre.
    14. The items in the prompts package will be randomly chosen and are unique to your project. You must incorporate all three of these in your film.
    15. You may make a silent film but in that case you would still have to work out how to incorporate the dialogue prompt.
    16. The film must be uploaded to youtube or vimeo as a file no larger than 2Gb.  You will need to email us the link to your film no later than 7pm on Sunday 26 September 2021.  Tech support will be available to help teams between 2 and 7pm on Sept 26.
    17. In the case of a team of young filmmakers (ie. under the age of 18), an adult must register on the team’s behalf and indicate in the note field at the bottom of the registration form that this is the case. By doing so the adult indicates responsibility for the well-being of that team in making their film for the Challenge and agrees that WAT 48 Hours Challenge organisers (and partner and association organisations) is in no way liable in the event of accident, injury or work practices that contravene relevant regulations.
    18. The registration fee entitles one member from each team to one ticket to the awards night on October 1, 2021. All other attendees (including those on the team aged 25+) will be charged $10 to attend the screenings.
    19. Team members aged 25 and under who are named in the registration process will receive a free ticket to the screening

     


  • published WAT 48 Hours Challenge - OPEN in Events & Opportunities 2021-07-23 14:47:11 +1000

    WAT 48 Hours Challenge

    Wide Angle Tasmania invites Tasmanians to team up and script, shoot, edit and submit a short film... all in 48 hours!

    In 2021, the challenge runs from 7pm Friday Sept 24 – 7pm Sunday September 26. Check out the full terms and conditions of entry here.

    The WAT 48 Hours Challenge is a competition in which registered teams make a short film – including writing, shooting, editing and scoring – over a 48-hour period. The competition is open to both amateur and professionals.

    REGISTER HERE for the WAT 48 Hours Challenge 2021.

    Registration costs just $75 - and includes one complimentary ticket to the Awards & Screening event. If your team includes an under 25 then it's free to enter - and you'll be eligible to apply for a production grant valued at $750 worth of free equipment hire for the competition.

    For more info or to answer your questions, get in touch by email or call us on 6223 8344

    Prizes

    Prizes to be awarded include:

    • A $1,000 cash prize to the best film with a crew member aged under 25
    • A $500 gear hire voucher from Wide Angle Tasmania
    • more to come!

    Production Grants available

    If your team includes a member aged 25 or under then your team can apply for a production grant valued at $750 worth of free equipment hire to use over the challenge weekend.  More info and application pack here.  Get in quick - we'll be awarding production grants as we receive them.

    Awards & Screening October 1

    The films are screened at a finale event on Friday October 1, 2021.  Prizes will be awarded by our panel of professional filmmakers.

    Looking for team-mates?

    Come along to our special crew meet-up session at the Wide Angle Screen Centre on September 3 at 6pm - you'll have a chance to meet and connect with others who are interested in forming a team. You can also join the WAT 48 Hours Facebook Group and find others in the same boat! 

    Are you under 25 & interested in working with Wide Angle on this project?

    Content Creators
    To help us spread the word and get people involved in the WAT 48 Hours Challenge, Wide Angle is commissioning young content creators to create graphics and video content for  our social media channels.  If you're creating work for TikTok, instagram or facebook and aged 25 years or under we'd love to see your work and discuss this opportunity further.  We are looking for Tasmanian residents aged 25 or under who are available to to create and deliver work between Aug 16 and Aug 27.  
    Please complete this quick expression of interest - before 5pm Monday August 9

    Tech Support & projection
    Wide Angle Tasmania is seeking interest from people aged 25 & under who would like to work alongside an experienced technician at Wide Angle Tasmania to help 48 Hours participants problem-solve any technical issues they experience filming, recording, editing & uploading their entries during the 48 Hours challenge weekend (24–26 SEPT). The role will also involve working on the playlist and projection for the awards events on October 1, 2021 in Hobart.  This position is paid.
    Please complete the expression of interest before 5pm August 9

    Front of House/Bar staff
    To help run the gala awards event/s on October 1 we're looking to employ some front of house and bar staff - this is an opportunity for people aged 25 and under.  Bar staff will need to hold their RSA.  
    Please complete the expression of interest before 5pm August 9

    For more info call us on 6223 8344 mob. 0478 150 206.

    Timeline

    August 1 Registrations open - complete your registration online here
    5pm Aug 9 EOI for U25 Content creator AND U25 Tech Support & projection AND FOH/Bar roles
    6pm Friday September 3 WAT 48 Hours Crew Meet-up - more info here
    5pm Tuesday Sept 21 registrations close
    7pm Friday Sept 24 Teams collect their prompt package from Wide Angle (Hobart or Launceston venues TBC)
    Sat 25th & Sun 26th Tech support available via phone/zoom or in person at WAT (times TBC)
    7pm Sunday Sept 26 Completed films submitted 
    6pm Friday October 1 WAT 48 Hours Premiere screening and awards event - more info here

    Supported by....

    The WAT 48 Hours Challenge is proudly presented by

    This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts

     


  • published WAT 48 registration 2021 in WAT 48 Hours Challenge - OPEN 2021-07-23 14:46:57 +1000

  • published GRIT newsletter in GRIT 2021-06-08 16:24:41 +1000

    GRIT newsletter

    If you’d like updates and invitations to get involved and join us at screenings – sign up to the GRIT newsletter here.

    You can also follow us on facebook and instagram.

     

    GRIT is supported by

    Sign up

  • published help sheets in GRIT 2021-06-02 11:50:24 +1000

    help sheets

    Looking for help to create a story for the GRIT Gallery?  Check out the links to toolkits, help sheets and tutorials below.

    Photography 

    Photography Basics in 10 minutes from David Manning

                                                   

    12 Simple iPhone Photography Tips          Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
    from Expert Photography website                    from National Geographic

    Video

                                                 

    Video Production Basics (4 pages)        Tips for Filming with a Mobile Phone
    from https://library.witness.org            from https://library.witness.org

     

    Visual Storytelling 101 from Film Riot (13mins.36secs)

    Get permission

    Here's a helpful template to use with anyone you're filming or photographing"
    Informed Consent Template from https://library.witness.org

     

     

    GRIT is supported by


  • published community leaders in GRIT 2021-06-02 11:48:41 +1000

    community leaders

    In 2021 we're showcasing the grit we’ve seen in the Tasmanian community as we rebuild from Covid-19. We invite you to engage your community members to contribute to the GRIT Gallery. It’s easy to get involved and your community will be part of a 2 year statewide art project.

    What is the GRIT Gallery?
    The GRIT Gallery is an online collection of personal photos, text and video stories of grit contributed by people of all ages from around Tasmania.  The stories celebrate the strength and resilience of our people – even when we experience tough times.  The stories are personal and are told through:

    • Photos with captions
    • Short videos (under 20mins) and
    • Written stories (under 500 words)

    How can our community participate?

    1. Talk with your community members about the idea of GRIT – when did they (or someone they know) show resilience, courage or tenacity? How did that person show GRIT?
    2. Check out the GRIT Gallery and see what others have contributed
    3. Decide whether to tell your stories in a photo, in text or on video – if you have a staff member or volunteer who has some skills then get them involved to help out.
    4. Checkout the tip sheets, resources an toolkits available to use with your community members – they include some great tips to create powerful stories
    5. Plan and create your stories – and share them with other project members. Decide which stories to upload to the GRIT Gallery
    6. Upload the stories to the GRIT Gallery
    7. Think about other ways to share these stories – share them via social media, create posters to pop up around town or hold an exhibition.

    What will participants get out of being involved?

    • Have fun and be creative – and learn some photography or video skills
    • tell their own story using words, photo or video
    • help other Tasmanians understand what it’s like to live their life
    • raise awareness of personal and community issues
    • be active in shaping policy in their community and state
    • have their contribution published online

    What will our community or group get out of being involved?

    • A fun, no-cost, accessible project that can run for one session or become a much larger scale project
    • Showcase the experiences, talents and strength of your community to the broader Tasmanian community
    • Be part of a statewide arts project
    • Provide a context to discuss resilience with your community
    • Gather a wealth of stories from your community members to use in your communications (social media, websites, newsletters, annual reports etc.)

    Why would we want to provide our community with an arts experience?

    The arts have the potential to bridge our worlds, harness the wisdom of our different views, engage our imagination to explore new ways of thinking, and create experiences that can be shared by all people in our community. Arts-based engagement can promote cooperation, awareness of local issues and the reduction of social isolation, all of which contributes to a shared sense of community pride and identity (The Arts Ripple Effect: Valuing the Arts in Communities)

    Toolkits for photography

    These two resources are fantastic for any community leader who is keen to help get their community telling their stories using photovoice as a model. Most photovoice projects use photos, but the model works really well with video and text as well.   You'll find session outlines, templates, tips for using cameras and suggestions for exhibitions.

                                                               

    Facilitator's Toolkit for a Photovoice Project                       Photovoice Facilitator's Guide

    Check out the Help Sheet page for more useful resources.

     

     

    GRIT is supported by


  • published terms of use in GRIT stories 2021-06-02 11:47:31 +1000

    terms of use

    Wide Angle Tasmania is calling out for community involvement to share their stories that will connect Tasmanians and improve community resilience. It’s important to check you have the consent to share the names and images of others. In making a submission you agree you have consent from others to use their names, image and recordings. You can find a basic video consent form template in the help sheets section of our website.

    If approved, your submission may feature on the Wide Angle Tasmania Inc. GRIT gallery, in Wide Angle Tasmania social media platforms, associated GRIT project social media platforms, and it may be seen and shared in third party public social media platforms. Your submission may be used to promote Wide Angle Tasmania or the GRIT project in publicity.

    If your submission has been created through your activities within an organisation you might see it in their communications on social media, websites, newsletters and annual reports.

    You might also see your text story, images and videos appear at community film screening and events in the form of printed banners, posters, flyers, and invitations. They may appear in curriculum materials which are designed by Wide Angle Tasmania to be used for education and marketing.

    If your story appears on the GRIT gallery you have the option to ‘opt out’ by contacting Wide Angle Tasmania by phone: (03) 6223 8344 or email: [email protected]

    Wide Angle Tasmania does not have to publish or use any submissions and we have the option to remove submissions at any time from the GRIT Gallery.

    When you submit an image, text or video you are also agreeing to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of woobox (who host the GRIT Gallery) and Wide Angle's website.  You can click through and read more about these policies:


  • published GRIT stories in GRIT 2021-06-02 11:46:47 +1000


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    …Tasmanian spirit on screen

    The GRIT project uses story to connect us and improve resilience as we recover and rebuild from Covid-19. The project includes three phases:

    1. Community stories of GRIT

    Tasmanians from all around the state are invited to share their personal photos, text and video stories of grit. These stories will feature on the GRIT gallery – a treasure trove of how the Tasmanian spirit of grit is alive in our communities.

    2. Create and tour films

    Wide Angle Tasmania will commission some of our most talented filmmakers to create 12 short films that explore the concept of grit.  Throughout 2022 and 2023 Wide Angle Tasmania will present a statewide tour that brings communities together to enjoy the films and celebrate our stories and filmmakers.

    3. Using films for social change

    The films produced through GRIT are a powerful force for creating social change and building social cohesion in our community.  During 2022 and beyond, Wide Angle Tasmania will provide changemakers, leaders and organisations with access to the films and tools to help them effect social change. We’ll also share our stories with national and international audiences through festivals, television and online platforms.

    The GRIT project is presented by Wide Angle Tasmania and supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund.  We are now in the first phase of the project and invite you to get involved.  You can submit your photo, text or film of real people showing strength and determination in the face of adversity.  Your story will be published on the GRIT gallery, where we showcase the resilience of everyday Tasmanians - strong relationships, ‘bouncing back’, positive outlook, determination, community networks, hope and a sense of purpose.

    If you’d like updates and invitations to get involved and join us at screenings – sign up to the GRIT newsletter here.

     

    GRIT is supported by


  • Wide Angle Tas response to Media Reform Green Paper

    On May 14, Wide Angle Tasmania submitted the following paper to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in response to the Media Reform Green Paper – Modernising television regulation in Australia, November 2020 

    Click through to read the submission


  • published AFTRS scholarship in Events & Opportunities 2021-04-29 11:05:22 +1000

    AFTRS scholarship

    Writing a TV Series Scholarship

    Applications closed on May 19, 2021 and the scholarship to attend the ten-week online course was awarded to Elli Iliades.  Elli is a writer and director from the north west coast of Tasmania. Elli has a background in theatre and film studies from the University of Queensland. Her short films Waiting for Angeland Theodore’s Gifthave screened at film festivals in Australia and overseas. More recently, Elli received support from Arts Tasmania to assist in the production of her short film, So Much Smoke, an adaptation of the short story by author Félix Calvino, which will be produced in July 2021. In June 2020, Elli received project development support from Screen Tasmania for her feature film, The Boarder, a drama set in the Tasmanian countryside.

    About the Scholarship
    Would you like to learn
    the fundamentals of creating viable and original TV drama and comedy series concepts in a ten-week 100% online course?  AFTRS (Australian Film and Television Radio School) and Wide Angle Tasmania are offering a scholarship to one Tasmanian member to attend this course.  You will be guided through the process of concept creation – from idea inception to concept presentation.

    The scholarship includes the course fee (valued at $1,188).


    Previous Scholarship recipients

    Script Assessment Workshop

    In July 2019 Briony Kidd was awarded a scholarship to attend a Script Assessment Workshop in Sydney.  Briony grew up in Tasmania and is a graduate of VCA School of Film & TV in Melbourne. Her best-known short Gothic melodrama,The Room at the Top of the Stairs, screen to acclaim on AMC’s Shudder platform. Her short thriller Watch Me will soon be released as part of an anthology feature from Megan Riakos’s Cedar & Hemlock, in association with Enzo Tedeschi of Deadhouse. Her feature screenplay,the ‘psychobiddy’ thriller The Motel at the End of the World, is currently in development supported by Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania. Most recently, Briony directed three music videos for the artist Costume. Briony is also a theatre-maker, freelance writer and reviewer, curator and script editor.  After completing the course Briony reflected:

    “I am grateful to Wide Angle Tasmania for providing this fantastic opportunity! To spend the weekend learning from one of the country's top development executives was of huge benefit at this stage and will enable to me proceed with confidence as a script editor, as well as to seek work as a script assessor. The insights imparted were valuable to my own processes as a screenwriter as well. I found that Chris's approach was very clear, open and collegial. I particularly appreciated his sensitivity to the needs and intent of the writer, as central to a successful development process.”
    Briony Kidd, July 2019

    Legal Essentials Workshop

    In 2020 Wide Angle was pleased to continue it’s partnership with Australian Film, Television and Radio School to provide scholarships for Tasmanians to travel to Sydney and attend industry short courses – with the additional support of Screen Tasmania’s Industry Development Program.  In March 2020 Martine Delaney was selected to attend a Legal Essentials workshop in Sydney. 

    David Whealy has the most amazing mind. Over the two days of the AFTRS Legals Essentials short course, I was constantly blown away by his encyclopaedic knowledge of the legal and financial minefields of film production. Coupled with his relaxed and confident delivery style, it made for a course I’d heartily recommend to any emerging producer who wanted to gain the legal and financial knowledge and skills to deliver a completed screen story - without ending up in a legal mess and broke, perhaps even making some money.”
    Martine Delaney, March 2020


  • published films work in Events & Opportunities 2021-04-28 15:04:30 +1000

    films work

    ‘Films Work’ is a program that supports Tasmanian not-for-profits to use films for social change.  With support from the Tasmanian Community Fund, participants will work with Wide Angle Tasmania to learn;

    • how to find and use high-quality films to support your organisation’s mission;
    • how to create inhouse videos to document your impact and create more engagement on the web and social media; and
    • how to work with professional filmmakers to develop compelling stories that connect and engage your stakeholders.

    In 2021 six small-medium Tasmanian not-for-profit organisations were selected:

    • Burnie Community House
    • Working it Out
    • Connect 42
    • Landcare Tasmania
    • Mental Health Family and Friends Tasmania and
    • Multicultural Council of Tasmania

    At the 2 day workshop the 12 participants were engaged by presenters Jen Murnaghan, Matthew Newton, Jason James, Abi Binning and Catherine Pettman. They also connected with six Tasmanian filmmakers during a speed-networking sessions - including: Rebecca Thomson, Daniel James, George Underwood, Dan Peek, Joel Wilson and Rose Schramm. 

    Participant feedback from the workshop

    "Loved being able to try out skills in real time. Enjoyed the access to the plain english documents and knowing we will have those resources to hand. The session helped us clarify how to scope small and larger projects as well as form a brief to a filmmaker. Loved the speed networking session and viewing different pieces of work. Enjoyed time and space to think how we can make this happen in our organisation." Ricki Mawad – Connect 42

    "Very worthwhile investment of tome for not for profits. I can see how beneficial it will be getting our heads in this game better. A big thank you to TCF for once again thinking outside the square for NFP's and allowing access to the gaps in our industry that are so needed." Shandel Pile – Burnie Community House

    Applications for 2022 will open in November 2021.

    Films Work 2021 Information
    Application pack (word doc)
    Application pack (pdf)

    ‘Films Work’ starts with a 2-day workshop in Hobart. This fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for not for profit leaders to use film for social change. During the workshop you will start to formulate the strategy for using films within your organisation over the following 6 months.   

    Following the workshop each organisation receives six mentoring meetings designed to create an action plan and stay on track to implement your film strategy (including hosting a film screening, creating video content and developing a brief to produce a professional short film). These sessions are provided each month by phone, zoom or in-person and are tailored to the needs of your organisation.

    The ‘Films Work’ program requires an ongoing commitment from the participants – but it will produce outstanding results for organisations that are serious about using film to amplify their mission.

    WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
    Each organisation contributes $50 towards the cost of the program. Each organisation is required to cover any costs associated with attending the two day workshop in South Hobart (including travel and accommodation if required).  Participating organisations will need access to internet/phone to participate in the mentoring sessions.The Tasmanian Community Fund and Wide Angle Tasmania covers the remaining costs of the workshop and mentorship sessions.

    WHO SHOULD ENROL?
    This opportunity is open to any small or medium not-for-profit organisation operating in Tasmania.  (Using the ACNC definition - a small organisation has annual revenue under $250,000, a medium organisation has revenue $250,000 - $1 Million).  Each organisation is required to have two participants attend the workshop (this can include employees, board members or volunteers) who can commit time to develop and implement a strategy to use film in their organisation during 2021.

    I’M INTERESTED – WHAT NOW?

    KEY DATES

    Applications Open

    1st May 2021

    Information session (by zoom)

    3pm 20th May 2021 - click through for more info & to register

    Applications Due

    10th June 2021

    Selection notification

    17th June 2021

    Workshop

    1st and 2nd July 2021

    Mentoring sessions

    July – December 2021

     

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER WIDE ANGLE TASMANIA

    Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) is a not-for-profit organisation with a long history of supporting Tasmanians to make films that reflect and shape Tasmanian culture.  WAT bridges a dynamic space where our services are used for education, employment and creative expression with a strong track-record of partnering to deliver projects that leverage our resources and community. Their creative excellence has been recognised through international festival awards and screenings on ABC, SBS and online. 

    SUPPORTED BY


  • published Diversify Your Creative Income in upcoming events 2021-04-12 14:51:58 +1000

    Diversify Your Creative Income

    How many ways can you think of to make money?

    Creative businesses often need help to brainstorm all the possible ways to diversify their income streams and become more financially sustainable.

    Diversify Your Creative Income is an interactive workshop that allows participants to discuss the various general ways that creatives can make money (including services, good, subscriptions and passive income), and includes practical exercises to help brainstorm and test those ideas. The workshops examines:

    • Understanding Revenue
    • The MVO (Minimum Viable Offering);
    • Using a Skills Audit to inspire ideas;
    • Understanding the Risks;
    • What's a 'Good Idea'? Testing the Market;
    • Practical Pitching Techniques;
    • Helpful resources and more.

    The workshop is tailored specifically to creative businesses who are already self-employed, and the tips shared are relevant no matter what your profession – filmmakers, writers, musicians, designers, visual artists, performers - all are welcome!

    Business advisor and creative industries guru Monica Davidson will deliver the workshops over one full day. Wide Angle Tasmania is pleased to provide this opportunity to the Tasmanian arts sector, supported by Screen Tasmania's Industry Development program.  The ticket includes lunch and refreshments.

    What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

    • Catered lunch and refreshments
    • A printed workbook to make the most of the practical exercises;
    • Lifetime access to a dedicated Diversify Your Creative Income dropbox folder full of additional resources and help;
    • Access to a dedicated webpage full of links and resources to help them get ahead in their creative business.

    The workshop is relaxed and informal, you can ask all the questions you’ve never been able to ask before, and participants will also be given ample opportunity to network and get to know each other.

    Where: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Cost: $88 WAT members Early bird discount until July 31 / $110 WAT members after July 31 / $150 non-members
    Tickets are for the 1-day workshop, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive. Payment can be made by instalment.

    Bookings
    Bookings are available via this page or contact the Wide Angle Office on 6223 8344 or 0478 150 206 or by email [email protected]

    To register for the workshops, please complete the Workshop Registration Form, read the course fee refund policy and pay in full.

    Travel support/financial support: If you are based outside of Hobart or require a discount to attend please contact us to discus how we can assist you.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER MONICA DAVIDSON

    Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 500-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.    

     

     

    WHEN
    October 15, 2021 at 10am
    WHERE
    Wide Angle Screen Centre
    $88.00 AUD · rsvp

  • The Business of Marketing - Screen Entrepreneurs

    Screen Entrepreneurs is a workshop series for screen freelancers and business operators that focusses on the core entrepreneurial areas of business skills and planning, financial management and marketing. Workshops will be practical, interactive and fun!  Business advisor and creative industries guru Monica Davidson will deliver the workshops over three weekends. Wide Angle Tasmania is pleased to provide this opportunity to the Tasmanian screen sector, supported by Screen Tasmania's Industry Development program.

    This is the third workshop of the series.

    The Business of Marketing - Nov 13 & 14

    Marketing is one of the most despised and least understood aspects of running a screen business or being a freelancer in the creative industries.  This fun and practical workshop explores the mystery behind the marketing magic: devising strategy, making measurements and meeting goals. we’ll also talk about websites, debunk your understanding of social media, help you recover from LinkedInPhobia, and debunk the myths of luck and word-of-mouth.   

    Session Topic What will be covered?
    Sat Nov 13, 10am - 1pm The Seven Steps
    • What is Marketing? No, it’s not that…
    • The Seven Steps to Strategy
    • The Basics of YOU
    • PRACTICAL – How to introduce yourself
    Sat Nov 13, 1.45pm - 4.30pm All About Them
    • Who are your Clients?
    • Building Characters
    • PRACTICAL – Let’s Meet Margaret
    • The Competition
    • PRACTICAL – Market Research Time
    Sun Nov 14, 10am - 1pm Getting Out There
    • The Myths of Luck and Word of Mouth
    • Strategies – Your Website
    • Strategies – Your Social Media
    • Strategies – Networking
    • PRACTICAL – I Hate Networking
    Sun Nov 14, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Plan for Success
    • Start at the End – what do you want?
    • PRACTICAL – Your Marketing Plan
    • Wrap-Up and Pack-Up (and Wine Time)

    More Info and Bookings

    More information can be found by clicking through the links for each workshop below or calling Wide Angle on 6223 8344.
    Bookings are available here or contact the Wide Angle Office on 6223 8344 or [email protected]

    Venue: Wide Angle Tasmania @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Who should enrol

    Screen Entrepreneurs is designed for screen freelancers and small screen business operators.  Monica will cater for those with established businesses and those who are scoping a business opportunity or just starting out.

    About the Presenter Monica Davidson

    Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 500-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.

     

                  

    Information about the other workshops in the series

    Film Business Fundamentals - September 11 & 12 

    Ever wanted to turn your film dreams into a business reality? Are you already freelancing in screen and want to know if you're doing things properly? Running a film business and worried that you could be doing it better?

    This fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for screen practitioners who want to work for themselves. It covers all the business basics from ABN and ABLIS, and focusses on the practical elements of a business plan that actually works.

    Click through for more information

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - October 16 & 17

    The idea that you’ll never make any money from your screen practice (and be a ‘starving artist’) is pervasive, and lots of filmmakers struggle with money and self-employment. This isn’t always just due to lack of funds, however – sometimes you just need someone to explain the basics of money in a way that’s fun, practical, and transparent.  

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word covers the fundamentals of financial literacy specifically for creatives, and answers some of the most compelling financial questions you might have. It also takes a tour through tax and record keeping, ways to make money, and stops briefly in the lands of “Should I work for free?” and “What Should I Charge?”. A must for anyone working in the screen industry.  

    Click through for more information

    WHEN
    November 13, 2021 at 10am - November 15, 2021 at 10am
    WHERE
    Wide Angle Tasmania
    rsvp

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