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IGEA (Interactive Games and Entertainment Association) welcomes back Industry specialist Jason Della Rocca for a new round of webinars and mentorship opportunities with the support of Screenwest, the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Screen Queensland, Film Victoria, Creative Victoria, the SAFC and the SA Department for Trade and Investment.

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID 19) has led to an unprecedented demand for content and with the incoming federal Digital Games Tax Offset the future of games in Australia is looking bright. To ensure that local studios can take advantage of these opportunities, Jason will be covering three core topics for success:

  • Keys to Success: Business Strategies for the Win
  • Pitching + Funding Refresher
  • Landscape and Competitive Analysis

These topics will be held as webinars, they are free and open to all members of the Australian games industry.

In addition, 10 studios will get the exclusive chance of receiving one-on-one personal business-development mentorship from Jason, including introductions to his personal network of investors and publishers.

Through the support of state agencies, the program mentorship opportunities are allocated as the following:

  • Two developers from Queensland, thanks to the support of Screen Queensland
  • Four developers from Victoria, thanks to the support of Film Victoria and Creative Victoria
  • Two developers from South Australia, thanks to the support of the South Australian Film Corporation and the SA Department for Trade and Investment
  • Two developers from Western Australia, thanks to the support of Screenwest and Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

 

Screenwest through Lotterywest, is excited to support IGEA in presenting this important series for game and interactive sector developers and studios.

Screenwest Head of Strategic Projects and Screen Investment, Matthew Horrocks said, “IGEA plays such an important role of advocating for the sector and supporting it’s development. This will undoubtedly open up amazing new opportunities for our WA local creatives.”

 

Webinar Details

Webinar 1 | Keys to Success: Business Strategies for the Win

Date: 23 June 2021
Time: 10 am (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne time) 9:30 am (Adelaide time) 8 am (WA time)

Registration: Please register through this link here Keys to Success: Business Strategies for the Win

 

Webinar 2 | Pitching + Funding Refresher

Date: 30 June 2021
Time:
10 am (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne time) 9:30 am (Adelaide time) 8 am (WA time)

Registration: Please register through this link here Pitching + Funding Refresher

 

Webinar 3 | Landscape and Competitive Analysis

Date: 7 July 2021
Time: 10 am (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne time) 9:30 am (Adelaide time) 8 am (WA time)

Registration: Please register through this link here Landscape and Competitive Analysis

 

You will be supplied with details on how to join 24 hours before the event.

Mentorship Applications

To learn more about the program, apply for a mentorship, and learn about the selection process please visit: Jason Della Rocca Mentorship Selection Process. The selection process will be merit-based, finalists will be selected based on the likelihood of their game achieving commercial success along with the degree to which the mentorship and business development support will have an impact in this respect.

Moreover, 50% of the Victorian and Queensland-based companies that are offered mentoring must be led by personnel from traditionally under-represented cohorts.

For each studio interested in mentorship it is a requirement to attend each seminar.

Deadline:  Application must be submitted by 11 July 2021 3:00pm AWST through the IGEA website: Apply for Jason Della Rocca Mentorship

 

Program Contact

For any enquiries into the webinar registrations or mentorship application process, please contact IGEA directly by emailing info@igea.net or phone +61 (02) 9209 4325.

 

For any general enquiries, please use the Screenwest details, below.

 

Contact Screenwest

T: +61 8 6169 2100
E: info@screenwest.com.au

www.screenwest.com.au
www.filminwesternaustralia.com.au

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Posted 28 May 2021

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