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Screen Producers Australia in association with Screen Tasmania is pleased to announce a special weekend workshop on Business Essentials.

Newly designed, the workshop targets producers and screen content professionals who need to be across the essentials of running a business. The course will bring together topic specialists from across the industry to cover key issues in setting up, maintaining and growing an independent production business. Topics range from strategic planning, budgeting, negotiation, IP management, compliance, risk, insurances, tax and GST. This workshop is particularly valuable for content creators looking to start their own business or who have a growing business and are in need of a good governance refresher. 

What are the issues to be discussed?

All too often content creators spend too much time on project lists and not enough on establishing a viable business capable not only of supporting sales but growth. Business can be built on the basis of a successful sale but to grow requires management of a range of Business Essentials.

Here is a workshop that producers cannot afford to miss, a ‘how to’ detailing the secrets behind setting up and managing a successful business:

Part 1: Building an Enterprise

  • Strategic planning
  • Operating as a sole trader or forming a partnership
  • Registering a company
  • Identifying priorities, focusing resources and setting goals
  • Budgeting and reporting
  • Compliance and risk management
  • Hiring and firing employees and contractors
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation and GST
  • Insurance
  • Content storage, archiving and digital management

Part 2: Commercial Negotiation 

  • Industrial environment
  • Incentives and support
  • Industrial framework
  • Creating and protecting the value of IP
  • Buying, selling and licensing copyright
  • Rights management
  • Enforcing copyright
  • Contracting
  • Screen agencies
  • Distributors and broadcasters
  • Writers, cast and crew

Who Should Attend?

Appropriate for content creators of any genre on any platform looking to start their own business or those looking for a good governance refresher.

This event is supported by Screen Tasmania and entry is free. All participants must register in order to be admitted.

How will the class be presented?

A full day, a series of expert lectures, case-studies and Q&A sessions with handouts, presentations and face-to-face advice.

The full timetable will be available closer to the date.

DATE: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August
TIME: 1:00pm - 5:30pm, Saturday 27 August
          8:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday 28th August
VENUE: Theatrette, The Old Woolstore, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

This class has now reached capacity