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Business Essentials Melbourne

Screen Producers Australia is pleased to announce a special one-day workshop on Business Essentials. 

The workshop is a newly designed offering targeting people who need to be across the essentials of running a business. Supported by Media Super, this workshop 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

 Part 2: Commercial Negotiation

  • Strategic planning
  • Industrial environment
  • Operating as a sole trader or forming a partnership
  • Incentives and support
  • Registering a company
  • Industrial framework
  • Identifying priorities, focusing resources and setting goals
  • Creating and protecting the value of IP
  • Budgeting and reporting
  • Buying, selling and licensing copyright
  • Compliance and risk management
  • Rights management
  • Hiring and firing employees and contractors
  • Enforcing copyright
  • Superannuation
  • Contracting
  • Taxation and GST
  • Screen agencies
  • Insurance
  • Distributors and broadcasters
  • Content storage, archiving and digital management
  • 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.

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.

Who are the experts?

A range of expert presenters from key industry businesses, including: 

DATE: Tuesday 23rd August
TIME: 9.00am to 5.00pm
VENUE: Docklands Studios, 476 Docklands Drive, Docklands Victoria 3008 

Tickets have now sold out!

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: American Express is not accepted.