AFTRS scholarship

Production Accounting Fundamentals


Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

AFTRS (Australian Film and Television Radio School) and Wide Angle Tasmania are offering a scholarship to attend a two day Production Accounting Fundamentals Workshop in Sydney on November 18 – November 19, 2019.

“This two-day intensive workshop introduces the specialized skills of film and television production accounting to those with little accounting experience.  You will explore the tasks and requirements of a Production Accountant during pre-Production, production and post-production.  Taught by experts from Moneypenny Accounting.” 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.

Am I eligible?
This opportunity is only available to current financial WAT members.  Call 6223 8344 to check your membership status before applying. 

How will you decide who receives the scholarship?
Wide Angle Tasmania’s Executive Director will make a decision based on the applications that are received.  All applicants will be notified with 7 days of the closing date of the outcome.

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 by October 14, 2019 to with a brief bio (no more than 150 words) and a CV.


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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