Upcoming Event

SCREEN TRADES: Production Accountant 2024

March 1, 2024 12:00 pm — Tickets FREE
8 Victoria Rd Parramatta

A project of ACE in partnership with EP, supported by Screen NSW and Screenrights Cultural Fund

Production Accountants remain in high demand in the Australian screen industry.

Following the successful 2023 pilot, ACE and Entertainment Partners Powered by Moneypenny will join forces again to present ‘Production Accounting Essentials’ with JANE CORDEN, Managing Director EP

If you have some knowledge or prior experience of accounting and wish to employ those skills in local film and TV production, this workshop could be a first step towards a career in the screen industry.

If you’re an early career filmmaker, this workshop will develop your understanding of budgets, contracts and cost reports and could open up freelance employment opportunities.

Open to all. Participants from First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Fri 1st & Sat 2nd March 2024. FREE workshop but places are strictly limited. Apply via the link below!

Register Today!

Themy’s Story

 

One of the success stories from last year’s SCREEN TRADES: Production Accounting Essentials workshop was
Liverpool TAFE NSW student Themy Pham.

“I was studying a Diploma of Accounting at the time and was very surprised to learn that such a field like this
existed in accounting,” said Themy, who attended the 2-day workshop presented by Entertainment Partners
(formerly Moneypenny) in partnership with Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.

“I love films and music,” Themy said, “So the sessions gave me an opportunity to learn more about Production
Accounting and ultimately decide whether that was a career path in accounting that I’d like to pursue.”

The rest, as they say, is history. “I am now working for Entertainment Partners thanks to the opportunity and
the exposure that was created from that 2-day program with ACE,” reports Themy who is a full-time Assistant
Incentives & Production Accountant at Entertainment Partners, arguably the leading Production Accounting
Services in the Australian screen industry.

ACE and Entertainment Partners join forces again in 2024 to present the industry-focused ‘Production
Accounting Essentials’ workshops Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March, at ACE Parramatta.

 

Mansi’s Story

 

Mansi Mehta is a Parramatta-based early career producer who doubles as a writer/director and had her first
paid engagement with the local screen industry after attending the 2023 SCREEN TRADES: Production
Accounting Essentials workshop presented by Entertainment Partners (formerly Moneypenny) in partnership
with Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.

“Coming from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, setting my foot in the industry was quite the
challenge,” said Mansi, who wrote and produced the Sydney-based romcom ‘Comic Timings of Life’ playing on
India’s premier online platform MX Player.

“With little experience in the local industry, I couldn’t plan my next steps and trajectory towards building my
career”, Mansi explained before attending the Production Accounting Essentials workshop at ACE, Parramatta.

“The workshop opened doors for me and gave me the paid role as an Accounts Attachment with
Entertainment Partners and Matchbox Pictures. An opportunity which I feel would never come my way had
this course not been there,” said Mansi, who was Assistant Production Account last year on Matchbox
Picture’s ‘House of Gods’, mentored by EP.

ACE and Entertainment Partners join forces again in 2024 to present the industry-focused ‘Production
Accounting Essentials’ workshops Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March, at ACE Parramatta.

 

Jane’s Story

 

Screen industry veteran, Jane Corden, Managing Director of Entertainment Partners Powered by Moneypenny,
will facilitate the 2024 ‘Production Accounting Essentials’ workshops, at ACE Parramatta March 1-2.
Following the successful 2023 workshops, ACE and Entertainment Partners join forces again to present this
industry-focused course, at ACE Parramatta.

Prior to her leadership role at Entertainment Partners, Jane set up Moneypenny Services in 1980, providing a
range of services and solutions to the local industry in the UK and Ireland, before branching out to South Africa
and Australia. In 2022, Moneypenny was acquired by EP with the mutual goal to expand the global reach and
offerings of both companies.

Investing in the next generation through training programs has been a major theme of Corden’s career. Corden
has regularly taught a diploma in production accounting and other short courses at the Australian Film TV and
Radio School. She is passionate about training and attracting accountants into the industry that she loves.

“We must also respect how society is changing,” said Jane, “which is making a difference to who and how
people are hired, and how the industry engages with all people to have a true cross-section of society
influencing and contributing to what we see on our screens.”

“We work in an amazing industry that touches everyone,” Corden explains. “The content creation industry is
growing exponentially; we must always ensure that we are identifying and training the next generation with an
understanding of how the industry is changing.”

The workshop is free but places are limited. Apply HERE!

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