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Screenworks supports and provides leadership for the development of an innovative, vibrant and sustainable regional screen industry (film, television, online, games and apps), with a particular focus on the Northern Rivers region of NSW.
We do this by providing professional development and networking opportunities and services for screen content creators and workers, which are delivered in the Northern Rivers and beyond.
We promote Northern Rivers-based screen projects, events and people and our unique regional cluster to the NSW, national and international industry via our communications and marketing strategies.
We also assist local and non-local productions in the Northern Rivers region through location and crew referral services, and stimulate screen culture by promoting screenings and discussion of local and Australian films for the broader community.
For more information, go to http://screenworks.com.au/about/
The Hunter region is home to some of the finest and most diverse cinematic locations Australia has to offer. From spectacular sand dunes, beaches, harbours and rivers to the picturesque vineyards and mountain ranges. Add sweeping plains, horse studs, open cut mines and historical architecture, and you'll soon realise we have almost every location covered.
The aim of Screen Hunter is to capitalise on the unique qualities of our region by increasing film production whilst fostering and driving the development of a creative and sustainable film industry in the Hunter.
Screen Hunter are committed to local industry development and creating networking initiatives to connect industry practitioners throughout the region as well as maintaining a relationship with the greater community to ensure they are a part of the filming activities.
Staffed by industry professionals, the Office actively promotes its breathtaking locations to film makers and is a one-stop-shop for filming approvals, location scouting assistance, sourcing of local crew, services and support. As a result we have secured films such as Superman Returns, Matrix Reloaded, Wolverine and Tomorrow When the War Began as well as thousands of local, national and international television commercials, documentaries, programs and music videos for our region.
Once the Office secures filming to the region, we have an extensive membership database of local film professionals, support businesses and contacts to tap in to, that results in local employment and verifiable regional spend.
The Office streamlines the film permitting process by brokering approvals with a variety of Government Departments. Screen Hunter has 'delegated authority' to issue all filming approvals for the eleven Hunter Councils, Hunter Region National Parks and Wildlife Services, along with Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council and many other private and public organisations.
In the last twelve months Screen Hunter has approved more film, stills and television productions than most of the other regional screen offices in New South Wales combined. The local spend involved in screen related activities last year was estimated at over $25 million.
The Office was established in 2001 and is proudly supported by the NSW Department of Industry & Investment, Screen NSW, Hunter Councils as well as the support of many local service providers and members.
To contact Manager, Annette Hubber call 02 4978 4014 / 0423 020 191 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The 11 Hunter Councils Screen Hunter issues permits for are as follows:
• Cessnock • Dungog • Gloucester • Great Lakes • Lake Macquarie • Maitland • Muswellbrook • Newcastle • Port Stephens • Singleton • Upper Hunter
about the region
The Hunter region has a population of 620,000, nearly 200km of coastline and covers an area of 29,000 km2. We're home to spectacular valleys and mountain ranges, tranquil forests, sparse rural landscapes, unspoilt beaches, rivers and waterways, heritage architecture, charming country towns and sprawling vineyards just to name a few.
Head North from Sydney on the F3 for approximately 1.5 hours and you will reach the shores of Lake Macquarie. While the diverse rural vistas of the Upper Hunter can be accessed in less than three hours.
Newcastle airport is only 30 minutes by plane from Sydney. Newcastle Airport provides direct flights to all major cities on the eastern seaboard.
Temperature: The average temperature in summer (December-February) is 27.2ºC (80ºF), and in the winter months (June-August) the temperature ranges from 4.4ºC to 17.1ºC (40ºF to 60ºF).
We're available 24/7 and provide free support and advice on filming, location scouting, local crew and business support in Wellington.