film, video & TV training | professional development
Take your Project to the Marketplace with James Hewison
|Discipline/s:||writing & directing | production|
Date/s & times:
|Contact us to register your interest.
(Courses will run when we reach minimum numbers)
|Contact hours:||36 hours group study, plus online component|
|Fee:||‘$1,040 (full fee)
|Prerequisites:||Applicants must have completed a Certificate III in Screen qualification or have equivalent industry or related experience. Must be a current Open Channel member - join Open Channel here|
Taught by leading screen practitioners, this six-week program is designed for screen practitioners in the process of creating a script for a longform dramatic program designed for theatrical release or broadcast television distribution. The program combines class time with an online learning component and provides core skills needed for creative development of your project.
Participants learn how to understand the audience for a film or series and how to connect the project with that audience.
Learn how to:
- Conduct audience testing
- Capturing audiences
- Develop a marketing strategy and advertising campaign
This course includes ongoing script development sessions alongside the more theoretical sessions to help develop the script to identify and respond to its identified target audience. The group study is delivered as a series of collaborative workshops where you will receive feedback from the facilitator and your classmates.
Successful completion of the course can provide credit toward our full development-focused qualification program.
Who should do this course?
Writers, Producers or Directors wishing to develop a greater understanding of the business aspects of screen production.
Where can I go after this course?
Graduates will develop the skills and knowledge required to develop a longform screen project as an independent script reader or script editor or as a member of a creative team.
Are you interested in being Accredited for this course?
Participants enrolled in this program can at no further cost seek to be assessed on the skills learned through the course which will provide 2 Units of credit toward our Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media (Features and TV Series Development Program)
How do I Enrol?
Print an Enrolment Form and return to us with payment to secure a place.
Short Courses Application Form (pdf)
This program features a range of experienced filmmakers, including Writers, Producers and Distribution/Exhibition executives.
Past Tutors include James Hewison (ex Director Melbourne International Film Festival, ex Head of Theatrical Entertainment, Madman Entertainment) Katherine Whiteley (DBM Research), Gabbie Oldakker (Madman)