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KEN CROUCH

SCREENWORKS

Ken Crouch is CEO of Screenworks – a not-for-profit registered charity that supports and advances the screen industry in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Based in Far North NSW, Screenworks provides industry and professional development initiatives, networking opportunities and services for screen content creators, producers and workers. It also assists local and incoming productions within the region by helping to find perfect locations and crew for each production.


Under Ken’s leadership, Screenworks has strategically repositioned itself from being a Northern Rivers focused screen organisation in 2014 to become a borderless screen industry service provider today delivering a greater diversity of programs, events and services that meet the changing needs of regional screen practitioners nationally. By implementing innovative and forward-thinking business models, Screenworks has increased its revenue and its membership base by 200% and is now supporting practitioners in every state and territory.


Before moving to regional NSW, Ken was Business Operations Manager at Sydney New Year’s Eve (City of Sydney Council) for 7 years, where he managed the administration, programming and finances of the annual large-scale celebrations. This role incorporated managing the national television broadcast of multiple simultaneous events, in addition to edited highlight packages for national and international news agencies.


With a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts – Production from NIDA, Ken has extensive experience in strategic business & events planning, preparing funding applications and governance of arts organisations and government. Ken is currently a member of the NSW Government’s Arts & Cultural Advisory Committee.
Roundtables
Ken will be hosting a Roundtable on “Opportunities for producers to progress their careers and projects”

KEN CROUCH

CEO

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY AND A LITTLE BIT ROCK N’ ROLL

Unplugged Cafe

Creative partnerships are the lifeblood of our screen industry. From the macro to the micro, it is relationships that keep this business alive. Whether its mentor, mentee, muse or co-creator the intimacy of mutual collaboration, built on trust and shared visions, is one of the most valuable tricks of the trade that we can have as […]

Unplugged
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HIDDEN GEMS – DECENTRALISING SKILLS, STORIES AND TALENT

Conference Hall 2, Level 2

There is a groundswell of creative activity outside of Australia’s major production hubs and it’s making an impact on our screens.  We look at the agencies, programs and producers that are tapping into our growing creative hotspots and bringing innovative new processes and content to fruition. Programs will include Screenworks Regional Script Lab X, SAFC strategies […]

Plenary
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