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TOP Tips for Producers and Content Creators in Employment and Industrial Matters (MELBOURNE)

The employment and industrial landscape is full of traps for the unwary, and the consequences of a false move can be, well… significant.

Here is a Masterclass that covers all you need to know and more about the complexities of the employment and industrial landscape from expert media lawyers Holding Redlich and Screen Producers Australia’s Mark Donaldson.

Who is this class for? You are in a small to medium production company, you are growing your business and having to deal with more and more employment and contracting issues.

Why should you attend? The employment and industrial landscape is full of traps for the unwary. And consequences of mismanagement are often severe. He is an opportunity to hear from the top experts in the business.

Our Holding Redlich Masterclass on Employment and Industrial Matters covers all you need to know about the complexities of the employment and industrial landscape.

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep members up to date, this Masterclass is an invaluable primer on a complex and ever-changing field. Through a combination of case studies, presentations and Q&A, producers and content creators will get the opportunity to hear about those issues that matter when it comes to employing and contracting individuals and companies in our industry.

  • What is a modern award and which ones do you need to know about?
  • How do you determine classifications under an award?
  • What is the difference between employees and independent contractors?
  • What is a Greenfields agreement?
  • Where is Screen Producers Australia up to with the SPA/MEAA industrial agreements?

Join Screen Producers Australia and Holding Redlich for a Masterclass on Employment and Industrial Matters, chaired by Dan Pearce, and guest speaker Charles Power from Holding Redlich.

DATE: Thursday 10th September, 2015
TIME: 12:00noon - 2:45pm (includes 45 minutes for lunch)
VENUE: Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Members: $100   |   Special Guilds : $140   |   Non-Members: $160

To access the Special Guilds rate you must be a financial member of: AWG, ADG, AIMIA, MEAA. You will be contacted and asked to provide evidence of your membership.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given for any cancellations made up to 48hrs prior to the Business Class, and are subject to a 25% administration fee. Refunds are not given after this period.

Please note we do not accept AMEX.


Charles is a partner in the Workplace Relations & Safety section of Holding Redlich.  Charles is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria has a workplace relations specialist.  He is editor of the Employment Law Practical Handbook.

Dan Pearce has 20 years experience in the media and entertainment sector, and has acted for clients including producers of programs and online content, broadcasters, distributors, aggregators, publishers and talent.

Examples of projects in which Dan has advised clients include:

Film – Not Suitable For Children, Oranges and Sunshine, My Year Without Sex, Balibo, Beautiful Kate, The Wannabes, Siam Sunset, Napoleon, Brilliant Lies

Television – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Cloudstreet, Underbelly, East of Everything, Satisfaction, Bondi Rescue, SeaChange. 

Mark Donaldson is our Manager, Business & Legal Affairs. Mark provides legal and research support, and assists in the development of policy campaigns and the negotiation of industrial and commercial agreements.

Peter is our Manager, Business Services and Content. He is responsible for developing our Business Services division at Screen Producers Australia, to provide our members a program of strategic and targeted networking opportunities throughout the year, priority and discounted ticketing to SCREEN FOREVER, and other events such as Business Classes and the popular Breakfast Briefings, as well as in the key areas of industrial and commercial affairs.