Wide Angle Tasmania received funding from the Tasmanian Government to boost the entrepreneurial skills of their local freelance filmmakers. We put together a bespoke program for the organisation, which started with three weekend workshops at their Hobart base. The weekends covered business skills and planning, financial management and marketing, and were attended by over sixty selected participants. Feedback from the first weekend was so positive that a waiting list was needed for future workshops based on the huge demand for the education we provided.
Due to the high demand, we also contributed resources and video to help create an online resource entitled Screen Entrepreneurs, which could be accessed by Wide Angle members free of charge after the conclusion of the three workshops.
With further funding from Screen Tasmania, four participants were then selected for the GROW program. They have undertaken six mentoring and advisory sessions with our screen specialists to get personalised one-on-one help to grow and build their businesses.