Media release issued Sept 22
The Arts Minister Elise Archer announced on Sept 18 that “The Cultural and Creative Industries Act 2017 includes an independent system of peer assessment and expert advice in all funding decisions under Screen Tasmania and Arts Tasmania. However, all grant recipients have a responsibility to ensure they use funding appropriately and within the guidelines of the law. Accordingly, to maintain the integrity of this independent process, I have asked for the assessment process to be reviewed to ensure that illegal activities are not promoted or endorsed.”Read more
I am writing to you as the Executive Director of Wide Angle Tasmania, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has delivered grassroots opportunities and resources to the Tasmanian screen sector for the past 16 years. Wide Angle has a vested interest in the outcome from the discussion about the Options Paper because we are committed to;
- a strong screen culture – where audiences can watch screen stories that reflect our diverse Australian society – and engage with screen stories that shape our culture
- policy that supports career pathways and employment for regional filmmakers, cast and crew. Regional production provides career pathways, employment and significantly contributes to the Tasmanian economy
Are you interested in encouraging, developing and supporting Tasmanian screen practitioners?
Wide Angle Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest to join our volunteer Board of Directors. Responsible for the strategic guidance and governance of our organisation, Wide Angle Tasmania would like to hear from energetic, enthusiastic and committed applicants with the following experience:
- Arts strategy and policy
- Philanthropy and partnerships
We're looking for someone who is a team player and will keep our office ticking over - everything from checking out gear to raising an invoice. You will have excellent people and organisational skills for dealing with our members and the broader screen sector. Your responsibilities will include answering the phone and emails, scheduling equipment and facility hires and events, updating our website, databases and preparing newsletters. You'll need to be methodical, have a strong eye for detail and take pride in your work.Read more
Earlier in September we launched our Screen Entrepreneurs resource hub. The resource hub focusses on the core entrepreneurial areas of business skills and planning. The resource hub is an extension of our Screen Entrepreneurs workshop series that was held over three weekends across May, June and July.
Presented by industry guru Monica Davidson of Creative + Business, the workshop series was for screen freelancers and business operators that focused on the core entrepreneurial areas of business skills and planning, financial management and marketing. The workshops were practical, interactive and fun! They provided the attendees with great insight and resources to help them realise their screen business dreams.Read more
Sam Tooker, Ursula Woods and Jeff Kirkland are this year’s NERVE recipients. Through this initiative they will each produce their very first professional short films. Sam has written and will direct his irreverent comedy film Dennis Shake, Ursula is developing her musical mock-umentary Clockumentaryand Jeff is working with producer Tara Bufton on gritty crime drama Red. Many of you will be familiar with NERVE as Wide Angle’s annual development program that curates quality short films and helps launch the careers of their filmmakers.Read more
Wide Angle Tasmania needs an awesome replacement ADMIN ASSISTANT for approx. 4 months (mid March to July, 2019 - Dates TBC).
Admin Assistant Role
We're looking for someone who is a team player and will keep our office ticking over - everything from checking out gear to raising an invoice. You will have excellent people and organisational skills for dealing with our members and the broader screen sector. Your responsibilities will include answering the phone and emails, scheduling equipment and facility hires and events, updating our website, databases and preparing newsletters. You'll need to be methodical, have a strong eye for detail and take pride in your work.
Reporting directly to WAT’s Executive Director the Admin Assistant will work closely with the WAT community and with WAT’s Project Co-Ordinator.Read more
Four first-time film directors have been selected for support through the Wide Angle Tasmania’s short film initiative NERVE 2018. The aim of NERVE is to produce high quality films on a small budget to showcase emerging talent and provide a pathway to industry. This year four filmmakers have been selected, all directing their first funded film: Mick Lowenstein – Little Beauty, Victoria Bremner – Printed in Ink, George Underwood – Karen and Alex Laird – Tabernacle.