CREATING SCREEN STORIES: Producing in Tasmania


This workshop explores the opportunities and challenges of creating screen stories in Tasmania.  Over two days, participants will: 

  • reflect on the core values that drive them to create screen stories
  • explore the skills required to lead a creative team
  • canvas strategies to connect and collaborate with audiences – from the very start of a project
  • consider the possibilities and approaches for financing and resourcing screen projects 

The workshop is designed for creative entrepreneurs - the key driver of the screen project who gathers talent, resources and audiences to turn an idea into a reality.

It will benefit:

  • producers seeking a clearer vision of their role and direction
  • filmmakers (including directors, actors, writers and crew) who are the creative entrepreneurs of screen projects

Through a combination of case-studies, discussion and demonstration, Catherine Pettman will break down the skills and attitudes that underpin producing in Tasmania.

  • Working as a creative entrepreneur and demonstrating leadership
  • Attracting talent and creative collaboration
  • Connecting with audiences
  • Creating content through collaboration with audiences
  • Partnering finances and resources with your project
  • Being flexible and driving opportunity

When: 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday August 26 & Sunday August 27
Where:  South Hobart
Cost: $220 for WAT members, $260 for non-members

Tutor Bio - Catherine Pettman
Catherine Pettman is a creative producer working across documentary, drama and live events. After training as an actor at the Victorian College of the Arts, Catherine began her career in front of the camera but was lured to the other side as opportunity beckoned. She took on a variety of production roles in everything from TVCs to music videos, from short films to educational videos, until making the leap to full-time producing in 2009. Catherine's credits during her time as Head of Production at Roar Film from 2012 to 2014 include: producing Songlines of the Moonbird for Aboriginal Educational Services, an animation with accompanying epub; production managing a feature documentary-drama The First Fagin; and co-producing the groundbreaking Vandemonian Lags, a musical with an all-star cast led by Tim Rogers which was digitally simulcast and released in feature film format. In 2015 she co-founded Rummin Productions, specialising in cinematic documentary, narrative video and digital media projects. Rummin's most recent credit is the acclaimed short documentary, Doing It Scared, which is touring the world as part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival and Telluride Mountain Film Festival. Catherine is currently in post-production on the explosive feature documentary GUNNS: The life and death of a rogue corporation. She's also co-creating the Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania funded feature film project The Motel at the End of the World, with writer/director Briony Kidd, and mentor Rolf de Heer. Catherine's slate of projects is diverse, reflecting her belief that story should dictate form and not the other way around. She has a particular interest in environmental and social themes, and her work is often about communicating the beauty and complex history of her home, Tasmania, to national audiences and to the world. 

August 26, 2017 at 10:00am - August 28, 2017
Wide Angle Tasmania
6 Washington St
South Hobart, TAS 7004
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J L Hyphen Foster Catherine Pettman Elise Taylor Nitesh Raj Pant Bridget Binnie Abi Binning

Will you come?

$260.00 Non-Members
$220.00 WAT Member

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