Upcoming events

Wide Angle Tasmania provides a range of training courses, workshops, seminars and masterclasses designed to assist you enter the screen industry, extend your skills or consolidate your practice.  We also provide information here about workshops, masterclasses and courses that may be of interest to those wanting to improve their craft and business skills in the screen sector.

Our screening calendar is now separate! Click here for more information.

Course fee Refund Policy
Wide Angle Tasmania’s Refund Policy aims to provide fair and equitable standards for course refunds that suit both Wide Angle and students.  Read more here. 

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 03:00 PM

    Apply for Writing a TV series scholarship

    Applications close 4pm May 19.

    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)

    More info and application pack available online here.

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 03:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    online via Zoom

    Films Work information session

    Is your not-for-profit organisation interested in learning how to work with filmmakers, create in-house videos and host film screenings for your clients and other community stakeholders? Join the info session and discover how the 'Films Work' program can help you develop and implement a strategy to use film for social change within your organisation.

    Applications are now open for this innovative program designed for Tasmanian small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations.  With support from the Tasmanian Community Fund, 6 organisations will attend a 2 day workshop and receive 6 months of mentorship to develop and implement a strategy for making films work in their organisation.  Read more about the 'Film Work' program here.

    RSVP below to register. After registering, you'll receive the zoom meeting link in the confirmation email.

  • Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM through August 02, 2021 · $264.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Film Business Fundamentals - 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 first workshop of the series.

    Film Business Fundamentals - July 31 & August 1

    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.

     

    Session Topic What will be covered?
    Sat July 31, 10am - 1pm Deadlines, Dreams and Goals
    • Getting started and Introductions
    • Be Your Own Boss – Self-Accountability 101
    • Goal-Setting: How to do it, from the inside out.
    • PRACTICAL – Brainstorming Short Term Goals
    • Is It Good? How to evaluate what you want
    Sat July 31, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Making It Happen
    • The “BHAG” – Your Long Term Vision
    • No More Resolutions – Tips to Keeping Your Goals
    • Time Management – Tricks for Beginners
    • The End – Strategic Quitting and Excellent Failure
    • PRACTICAL - The Goal Matrix
    Sun August 1, 10am - 1pm Business Basics
    • Structurally Sound – Entities and Enterprises
    • Understanding the ABN, ASIC and ABLIS
    • Being Unique Part 1 – Registering a business name
    • Being Unique Part 2 –Registering a domain name
    • Companies and Social Enterprise
    • PRACTICAL – What Are You?
    Sun August 1, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Practical Plans
    • Introduction to Business Plans
    • The SWOT Analysis – But Why?
    • PRACTICAL – Work through an example
    • Introduction to Legal Issues
    • Copyright and Contracts – The Basics
    • Where to go to get more help
    • Wrap-Up and Pack-Up 

    Tickets: Tickets are for the 3 x 2-day workshops, include lunch each day and are GST inclusive
    $264 WAT members Early bird discount until June 14
    $330 WAT members after June 15
    $660 non-members

    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

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - Sept 11 & 12

    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

    The Business of Marketing - Oct 16 & 17 

    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.   

    Click through for more information

  • Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM · $88.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Screen Centre

    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 June 14 / $110 WAT members after June 15 / $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.    

     

     

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM through September 13, 2021 · $264.00 AUD
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - 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 second workshop of the series.

    Money is NOT a Dirty Word - September 11 & 12

    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 literary 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.  

    Session Topic What will be covered?
    Sat Sept 11, 10am - 1pm The Famine and The Feast
    • Understanding the realities of irregular income
    • PRACTICAL – Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Budgets – Eurgh!
    • Thinking Different – Pleasure and Peace of Mind
    • What is Cashflow?
    • PRACTICAL – The Beginnings of a Budget
    Sat Sept 11, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Making Money
    • What Should I Charge? Finally, the answer…
    • Ten Ways to Find Money for your Work
    • Funding Fundamentals - How to Persuade Funders to Fund You
    • Invoicing – The Basics
    Sun Sept 12, 10am - 1pm Insurance and Super
    • Sexy Insurance Basics – how it works
    • What You Need – Public Liability, Professional Indemnity
    • Workcover and Injury
    • Superannuation – Yes, You’re Entitled
    Sun Sept 12, 1.45pm - 4.30pm Tax. Yep. Tax.
    • What is Taxable income?
    • How does income tax work for employees?
    • What about freelancers?
    • Hobby or Business? You be the judge…
    • Deductions for your Creative Work
    • Record Keeping for Beginners
    • Where to Get Help (and an accountant)
    • Wrap-Up and Pack-Up 

     

    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 - July 31 & Aug 1 

    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

    The Business of Marketing - Oct 16 & 17

    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.   

    Click through for more information

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM through October 18, 2021
    Wide Angle Tasmania

    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 - Oct 16 & 17

    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 Oct 16, 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 Oct 16, 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 Oct 17, 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 Oct 17, 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 - July 31 & August 1 

    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 - Sept 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

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