AFTRS scholarship

Legal Essentials

Applications close Feb 3 - click through for the guidelines and application form

Are you an emerging Producer, Director or Screenwriter who needs to get their head around the exciting world of legal agreements, financing and IP?  Then this course is for you.  

AFTRS (Australian Film and Television Radio School) and Wide Angle Tasmania are offering a scholarship to attend a two day Legal essentials Workshop in Sydney on March 14 and March 15, 2020.

During the two days David Whealy and Elle Curran from DWA Entertainment Lawyers will demystify the essentials, covering the key legal concepts for screen production (film, TV and online).  Read more here

The scholarship includes:

  • Free enrolment in the course
  • Return flights to Sydney (from Hobart or Launceston) and $200 towards accommodation/transfers/meals.

I’m interested – what do I do now?  

  • Check out the course description – if you have questions about the course itself, please contact AFTRS
  • To discuss the scholarship application and the activities/materials that the successful scholarship recipient would need to agree to, contact Wide Angle Tasmania to discuss 
  • submit a completed application form, brief bio (no more than 150 words) and CV to by Feb 3, 2020
  • Please note that an administrative processing fee will be charged for each application. $15 for WAT members.  $80 for non-WAT members (this fee includes a 12 month WAT membership)

Click here to download an Application Form (.docx)

‘Supported by Screen Tasmania’s Industry Development program’

Previous Scholarship recipient

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 Mewill 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

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