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Screenwest in partnership with Dame Changers is offering an opportunity for producers with female-led projects (Key creatives and or lead cast) to participate in the Pathways to Market Seminar run by Beatrice Neuman on Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

Applications close Monday, 8 April 2019 at 5:00pm AWST.


Seminar Details

The workshop will focus on how to:

  • Pitch and present your project to market
  • Assess the market readiness of your project
  • Identify a strategic pathway to securing market investment.

The workshop will be split into three sessions with limited slots available for each session. Only select recipients will be able to complete all three stages of the workshop.

The three sessions include:

  1. The International Film Landscape: A Look at the other side of the Table Open to up to 30 participants
  2. SWOT Analysis Workshop Open to up to 10 teams
  3. One-On-One Meetings with Beatrice Neuman Only 4 slots available

Producers are invited to bring their writer and director teams if chosen.

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019
Location: Screenwest, 30 Fielder Street, East Perth 6004 WA

9.00 – 10.30 The International Film Landscape: A Look at the other side of the Table

An overview over the international film landscape. After an introduction to the state of affairs of the international market place, this presentation will very specifically concentrate on breaking down how different types/genres of films are viewed and perceived by sales and distribution executives. Beatrice will also talk about how to best present your project to different industry players.

11.00 – 13.00 SWOT Analysis Workshop

Introduction to SWOT Analysis for film. This workshop will start with a short intro to SWOT analysis, what is it and how to use it to advance your film project.

Participants will be sent a guide to SWOT analysis in advance and asked to prepare a SWOT analysis for their own project. Part of this sessions further learnings will be derived from working through some of the projects’ SWOTs. The group will be involved in giving feedback and helping to develop each featured SWOT analysis. The aim is to this extremely useful tool, which can be adapted to analysing the status quo, weaknesses and challenges of the project and work towards addressing them.

13.30 – 17.30 One-On-One Meetings with Beatrice Neuman

The teams will be invited to pitch their project. Beatrice will consult and provide feedback on how to best pitch your project as well as strategise the next steps to financing and attracting market investment.


How to Apply

Please refer to the Pathway to Market Seminar Guidelines for full information on eligibility, application materials required and how to submit.

All guidelines should also be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

Applications close Monday, 8 April 2019 at 5:00pm AWST.


About Beatrice Neuman

Beatrice has had a successful over a decade-spanning career in film acquisitions for The Works and Content Media now Kew Media, working on films like Peter Greenaway’s NIGHTWATCH, Andrea Arnold’s FISHTANK, Louie Psihoyos’ THE COVE and Luca Guadagnino’s I AM LOVE, before starting her consultancy business in January 2015. Her clients since then include amongst others Edinburgh International Film Festival, IFFR Cinemart, Creative England, Film London, FFilm Cymru, Damechanger Australia and filmmakers from around the world.

Beatrice’s freelance work as BeA Film involves consulting directly with filmmakers developing marketing and distribution strategies in the early stages of the project development including story and script consultancy. She also has run direct distribution campaigns in the UK.

Since 2016 she also works as the part-time Programme Manager for Inside Pictures, an intensive film business training and leadership skills development programme presented by the National Film & Television School with training modules in London and Los Angeles. She served as Inside Pictures’ Director of Operations for a year in 2017/18.

In 2018 she became the co-producer of the Creative England Market Trader programme, which takes every year 10 producers to the European Film Market in Berlin and prepares them for it in workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions. She has served as a mentor on the programme since its inception in 2015.

Beatrice teaches at Sheffield Hallam University as an Associate Lecturer and speaks regularly on international panels and advises and participates as a trainer and mentor on international training programmes including NFTS, FDA, Metro Film School, ACE, EAVE.

Other projects include Distribution Rewired, a 2-day event on emerging distribution models and methods in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Screentank, a female filmmaker training scheme in collaboration with Dame changer in Australia.


Program Contact

For more information about this program, please contact:

Eva Di Blasio
Screenwest Talent Development Manager

T: +61 8 6169 2107


Contact Screenwest

T: +61 8 6169 2100

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Posted 29 March 2019

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