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Screen Producers Australia Business Class Series
Brought to you by Holding Redlich 2013

Need help in nagivating the Producer Offset application and assessment process?

Then don’t miss this interactive and dynamic business class where SPAA and Screen Australia partner to help you maximise the benefits of the Producer Offset.  Delivered in two sessions, this business class will also feature information on worldwide financing using the Offset and current trends in independent finance in the US.

Learn how to accurately complete and submit your application.
Gain insight into making your QAPE assessment easier.
Discover how to effectively speed up the assessment process.
Access your rebate faster.

SESSION ONE (PART 1): Navigating the application in detail

Presented by members of Screen Australia’s Producer Offset & Co-production team: this interactive session will step you through the Producer Offset application on-screen.The session will cover off on the principles of submitting an application and what producers need to consider from the onset of production such as identifying issues such as Significant Australian Content, theatrical distribution, format (e.g. documentary, animation) and keeping track of QAPE. This will set the building blocks for a trouble free final assessment process.

SESSION ONE (PART 2): Leveraging worldwide financing with the Offset

Ian Robertson, Managing Partner, at law firm Holding Redlich and Alex Sangston, Screen Australia will discuss:

- worldwide financing using the Producer Offset
- what you need to know when partnering with non-Australian producers with either a co-financing or co-production model
- current trends in independent finance
- leveraging the Offset to attract finance and official co-productions
- what partnerships the studios and independent sector are seeking in the US.

SESSION TWO:  Getting the assessment done faster 

This session will illustrate the QAPE assessment process and examples will be presented on the types of essential paperwork you will be required to submit. Some of Australia’s most experienced producers and Producer Offset Assessors will share their experiences and highlight the issues they face and what they have learnt in the application and assessment process to date.  The assessment can only be as good as the paperwork you submit – find out how to submit the best application possible.

SPAA Member $90  |  Non-member $150


Ian Robertson, Managing Partner, Holding Redlich 
Lucy Maclaren, Producer, Renegade Films
Helen Watts, Freelance Producer & line Producer & Independent Film Production Consultant
Alex Sangston, Senior Manager, Producer Offset & Co-Production, Screen Australia
Producer Offset and Co-production Unit staff, Screen Australia

9.00am – 1.00pm | Wednesday 28 August 2013
Holding Redlich Office
Level 8, 555 Bourke Street Melbourne

Registrations have now closed.

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