2007 SPAA Fringe programme unveiled

The programme for 2007 SPAA Fringe is now finalised and boasts an incredible line up of key note speakers, workshops, one-on-one sessions, roundtables, interactive activities and unique access to the industry’s top Producers.
2007 also features the inaugural streaming of SPAA Fringe, via a multi-cam shoot and broadcast over the internet. The webcast will be facilitated by Viocorp in partnership with SPAA Fringe, Metro Screen, Screenhub and Firelight Productions.
Signature key note speakers include Amy Hobby, producer of Secretary, Severed Ways; The Norse Discovery of America and currently Steven Soderbergh’s new documentary film Spalding Gray: The Last Monolog about the life of monologist Spalding Gray; Ben Batstone-Cunningham, co-author of Second Life: The Official Guide, and a former Linden Lab programmer and scripting expert; and Andrea Buck (Producer) and Dee McLachlan (Director) of The Jammed, the acclaimed digitally shot feature film recently distributed nationally by Titan View, in association with The Picture Tank, with box office in excess of $270,000 on only 10 screens. 

Cutting edge cross-platform initiatives showcased include Nathan Mayfield and Tracey Robertson of Hoodlum Active, a digital entertainment company renowned for consistently breaking new ground with multiplatform drama such as Fat Cow Motel and PS Trixi and some of Australia’s most dynamic cross media concepts bought to you from LAMP (Laboratory of Advanced Media Production). LAMP explores environments spanning alternate reality games, virtual worlds, social networks and mobile platforms. This session guarantees to activate your lateral thinking, challenge and engage.

Also on offer is a fantastic array of workshops which focus on essential legal skills, raising money and budgeting for both television and feature films, pitching and presentation skills, marketing your films through festivals, the digital pipe – from acquisition to delivery, sustainable career paths through affiliate production e.g. TVC, animation, music videos and working inside and outside the system in Australia.
Of course no conference would be complete without the obligatory networking festivities including Opening Night Cocktails compliments of The Fringe Bar and Closing Night ‘Booze and Schmooze’ bought to you by NSW FTO and SBS at Fringe Bar.
SPAA Fringe, now in Sydney thanks to the support of the NSW FTO, Avid Australia and local partners, is a forum for emerging Producers to gain knowledge, be inspired and evoke innovation within the film industry.  
Early bird rates close this Friday 28 September. Don’t miss out!

SPAA Fringe Rates
Early Bird – before Sept 28
SPAA member – $100
Full Rego – $180
Day Rego -$ 100
Student – $100
General Prices – after Sept 28
SPAA Member – $120
Full Rego – $200
Day Rego -$ 120
Student – $120
SPAA Fringe is brought to you by the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) an industry body that represents Australian independent film and television producers on all issues affecting the business and creative aspects of screen production.

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