Membership

We welcome production businesses, emerging producers, service providers and screen industry supporters. Our members have exclusive access to professional advantages.

Why Join Us?

Join Australia’s leading screen content creators as we work to shape the future of our industry. We’ll support your business interests, create commercial opportunities and supply expertise. We’ll embrace your passion by bringing together like-minded professionals and broadening your network through our events and conferences. Still have a question? Check out our Information Pack and FAQs or call Brad Taylor direct on (02) 8076 5880.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

We support your professional interests through our advocacy work and industrial expertise as well as numerous industry events. 

Advocacy

Screen Producers Australia provides a unified voice for the industry on policy issues that relate to the supporting frameworks of government, terms of trade and strategic domestic and international alliances. 

Members get exclusive access to:

* Opportunities to meet with each other and key industry decision makers through regular networking events, industry briefings and participation in our policy working groups.

* Expert advice from our in-house Manager, Strategy and Insights and industry news and insights from Australia and around the world. 

Industry

Screen Producers Australia regularly negotiate the industry’s benchmark industrial agreements and commercial arrangements on behalf of our members.

Members get exclusive access to:

* Authorised usage of standardised industrial agreements collectively negotiated with the representative bodies of performers, writers and crew.

* The most up-to-date industrial relations documents and news as well as updates on occupational health and safety and human resource management.

* Expert advice from our in-house Industrial and Commercial Affair Manager.

* The opportunity to participate in negotiating committees and contribute to industrial negotiations. The full Screen Producers Australia Negotiating Committee Protocol can be found here.

Events

Screen Producers Australia proudly presents SCREEN FOREVER, Australia’s leading screen conference for local and international content creators.

We host international networking opportunities for Members to develop business relationships and project partners through affiliation arrangements with Australian and international industry organisations. We currently have established partnerships with the International Federation of Producers Associations, Canadian Media Production Association, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and National Film & Sound Archive among others.

Throughout the year we also run a series of professional development opportunities. Members get exclusive access to:

* Priority and discounted ticketing to SCREEN FOREVER, Business Class Series and Breakfast Briefings.

* Our networking events, including executive briefings, state specific events and our annual roadshow presentations.

* Opportunities to participate in our mentorship program Ones To Watch.

Discounts

Screen Producers Australia members receive member-only discounts to the following industry events, awards and courses:

The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival

Brisbane Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Open Channel Short Course

Palace Cinema screenings

Sydney Film Festival

Victoria University Executive Screen Production Course

C21Media.net: members receive discounted subscription and advertising rates and a 15% discount on registrations to Content London and Schedule Watch Live.

Cellarmasters: members are able to access discounts on web purchases on all wines.

The Film Australia Collection Library: members are entitled to Zero Fee licenses for up to 10 minutes of footage and 40 stills.

Film Insurance Underwriters Agency: members can receive up to a 12.5% discount off their most competitive annual insurance quotation from an Australian insurer. 

Getty Images: members receive 20% off stills, videos and music 

HIFX specialist currency services provider: members receive a preferred rate scheme with HiFX that creates the opportunity for members to save on all their foreign exchange / international payment transaction.

Mooney's Member Insurance Benefits Package: fmembers includes access to tailored, discounted film risks insurance packages.

For further information on how to claim a discount or if you have an offer that would benefit Screen Producer Australia members, contact brad.taylor@screenproducers.org.au

What are your membership options?

Our membership is tailored to your role in the industry: producers, emerging producers, service providers and affiliates. Select the applicable category below for your membership details and then click the link to access the online application form.

This category is for established producers or production companies with at least one producer credit. Credits must have received a broadcast, theatrical or online release. Broadcast credits must be no less than 30 minutes, and theatrical credits must be no less than 50 minutes.

Click here to access our online Membership Form. For further information about joining as a Producer business please contact brad.taylor@screenproducers.org.au

Number of FTE Employees
1 Sole Producer
2-4 Small Company
5-20 Medium Company

Annual Fee
$390+GST
$585+GST
$865+GST

Our Affiliate program is designed specifically for businesses seeking to participate in the wider screen industry. The program provides exclusive opportunities to have meaningful year-round engagement with production companies and screen industry leaders.

For further information about our Affiliate program please contact brad.taylor@screenproducers.org.au

This category is for all those businesses that provide the services that directly contribute to the production of screen content. It includes lawyers, accountants, completion guarantors, insurance companies, film distributors, post production houses and studio facilities. 

Click here to access our online Membership Form. For further information about joining as a Service & Facilities business please contact brad.taylor@screenproducers.org.au

If you have embarked on your career as a producer but haven’t yet earned a enough producer credits to join as a full member, you can still join Screen Producers Australia as an Associate member. As an Associate you get access to our mentorship program and the benefits of our wide network of industry professionals.

Click here to access our online Membership Form. For further information about joining as an Associate please contact brad.taylor@screenproducers.org.au

Annual Fee is $250+GST

Membership Obligations: Levies

Members contribute to our ongoing activities via a levy* on each of their productions irrespective of format or funding.

*The levy is calculated at 0.25% of the total production budget, excluding indirect costs. This amounts to $250 for every $100,000 in eligible expenditure. The maximum total levies payable in the 2016/17 financial year per member business is $75,000+GST. In the case of official co-productions, the levy is payable only on the Australian component of the budget. The levy is considered a Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE) for the purpose of the Producer Offset. Levies are payable on the first day of principal photography.

Download a sample levy Request For Information (RFI) form. 

Please note the RFI form includes a registration section for the Producers' Accreditation Scheme and the right to use the S.P.A. acronym.