You are invited to join leading women in the screen industry in Australia.

Enjoy Membership opportunities and share skills from a wide cross-section of top filmmakers both locally and internationally. 

Dame Changer Membership provides access to both LIVE and ONLINE EVENTS with leading local and international filmmakers, coaching, mentoring & support, script consulting, screenings and premieres in 2021, networking opportunities, as well as the current standout activities for DC Members only – Mentor to Market, Screentank, Project Accelerator with more exclusive member-only opportunities are coming soon.

NEW and RENEWING MEMBERS

Any existing or renewing Dame Changer Member will enjoy FREE Membership for the remainder of 2020. Members will also go into a draw to receive some of the exclusive incentives detailed below.

New members joining Dame Changer before 22 January 2021 will receive an additional three months membership (for a total of 15 months) and also be eligible for these membership incentives.

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Insider Knowledge

Brazen Hussies Filmmaking Webinar

Meet with the team from Brazen Hussies via Dame Changer Zoom.*

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Releasing a doco in cinemas is tough enough under normal circumstances. But during Covid, with exhibitors and distributors struggling to keep their doors open, it’s a downright brazen act, but one embraced by cinemas all around Australia.

Distributed by Film Art Media, feature documentary BRAZEN HUSSIES explores a daring and diverse group of Australian women who joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change.

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Location! Location! Location!

Mantra Sydney

Enjoy a much needed chance to win time-out! WIN one of 8 resort/hotel weekends away in 2021.*

Mantra is proud to support Dame Changer Members and Australian film makers. This important partnership adds to Mantra’s growing list of cultural and inclusive collaborations.

Please go to www.all.accor.com to learn more about Mantra hotels, apartments and resorts.

Mantra Hotels Resorts & Apartments

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“We’re thrilled to partner with Dame Changer and are delighted to support their important work to advance women in the screen industry. Like Dame Changer, Accor is committed to fostering diversity, inclusion and equality. Many companies talk about gender equality, diversity, and inclusion, but only a small percentage put meaningful programs in place to ensure their vision becomes a reality. Accor’s global RiiSE platform has deepened our commitment to not only gender parity, but also diversity as a lever for collective performance. We are proud to be the only hospitality group invited by the United Nations to become one of the founding members of the UN’s HeForShe movement.”
Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath

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VIP Mentor Opportunities

These industry leaders are providing their time as MENTORS to 5 Dame Changer Members in a one hour ‘zoom’ – to be provided in 2021*.

Mantra Sydney

Unjoo Moon studied Arts/Law, but her passion for story telling led her to the Australian Film Television & Radio School where she won the Kenneth Myer Producing award. Now based in LA, Unjoo has directed & produced many award-winning films, commercials and documentaries. Her most recent film, I AM WOMAN, tells the extraordinary untold story of singer Helen Reddy and was the opening night film of Special Presentations at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival.  The film’s cinema release was interrupted by the COVID shutdown, premiering on Stan in August.  It will be released internationally in 2021. Unjoo is also known for Directing the Documentary THE ZEN OF BENNETT with the iconic singer Tony Bennett in duets with Amy Winehouse, Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble’, Aretha Franklin and Norah Jones.

Mantra Sydney

Michael Rymer is a well known Australian Director.  He is based in both Los Angeles and Melbourne and is an EMMY NOMINEE and AACTA Winner. His credits include PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, GALLIPOLI, THE GLOAMING, JESSICA JONES, HANNIBAL, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and ANGEL BABY.

Mantra Sydney

Judy Levine is a Los Angeles based Australian Producer. Known for, THE SESSIONS (Helen Hunt), THE CATCHER IS A SPY (Paul Rudd), FALLING FOR FIGARO (Joanna Lumley and Danielle MacDonald) currently at TIFF and releasing in 2021. She is currently Executive Producing and filming the documentary OUTSPOKEN! Ida Lupino – A Life in Pictures in Western Australia.

Mantra Sydney

Rosemary Blight is a founding partner of Goalpost Pictures, one of Australia’s most dynamic independent Film & TV production companies.  She has sat on the Boards of Screen Tasmania, Screen NSW and Screen Australia. Her recent feature film credits include INVISIBLE MAN (directed by Leigh Whannell and co-produced with Blumhouse), I AM WOMAN (the story of singer Helen Reddy, directed by Unjoo Moon) and TOP END WEDDING (directed by Wayne Blair and premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival). Television credits include CLEVERMAN (ABC), FIGHTING SEASON (Foxtel), AN ACCIDENTAL SOLDIER (ABC) and the Tim Winton series LOCKIE LEONARD (Channel 9/BBC).

Mantra Sydney

Tracey Vieira is the Chief Content Officer for Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning film and television production company Hoodlum. Hoodlum operates between Australia, the US, and the UK, and has a first-look deal with Disney’s ABC Studios. Prior to Hoodlum, Tracey was the CEO of Screen Queensland for five and a half years where she led the organization through significant cultural change and growth.

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Dame Changer – Building resilient, sustainable and successful careers for women in the screen industry.

Mantra Sydney

Script Consulting & Wellbeing Counselling with Steph Power

Steph Power is a WAAPA Graduate and a 27 year veteran in the industry. With a Graduate degree in Psychotherapies and a Masters in Counselling, Steph currently works as a mental health and wellbeing counsellor both on and off set for both cast and crew. She is also a  COVID mental welfare officer, intimacy coordinator & script advisor for sexual and psychological content. Steph sits on the board of the MEAA Wellness Committee.

Steph will provide free one-on-one script development sessions to four individual DC members.

Steph Power and Hugh Jackman

“Stephanie and I have known each other for almost 30 years. She is a leader in her field, providing the artistic community with the mental and emotional support that so many desperately need. In fact, we all need it! It is an area that is often ignored even when training… and she is really advocating for artists in a practical and vital way.”

Hugh Jackman

Other Membership Perks

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  • Information and access to professional advice about industry-related gender issues

  • Dame Changer Networking events and screenings  Premiere’s in 2021

  • Training Opportunities

  • Workshops

NEW and RENEWING MEMBERS

Any existing, new or renewing Dame Changer Member will enjoy FREE Membership for the remainder of 2020. Members will also go into the random draw to secure any of the exclusive incentives below.

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Additional Dame Changer Member incentives for all members, include ongoing discounts with…

Galvaniize Insurance

Galvaniize Insurance offers insurance discounts to Dame Changer members (conditions apply)
Galvaniize Insurance is one of Australia’s fastest growing insurance broking firms, providing bespoke insurance solutions to a wide range of clients.
Founder David McEwan will leverage his specialist knowledge of the Film and Entertainment sector to provide meaningful support to Dame Changer members.

For enquiries, please contact David McEwan l PH: 1300 088 008
International: +612 888 00 770 | E: [email protected]

Creative Front

Dame changer have teamed up with Creative Front to bring members this exciting opportunity.
Dame Changer members can have their portraits taken, for a very special price.

Available in: BRISBANE – SYDNEY – MELBOURNE – PERTH

For $200+GST, you will receive:

* a 20-minute shoot in a state of the art studio
* an online portal to select 2 high-resolution images of your choice
* professional retouching
* and a discount on any further images you like.

To get the special discount, members need to email [email protected] and put Creative Front in the subject header.

Melodie Production Music Library

Melodie is an Australian production music library with a purpose. We’re focused on hearing more Australian music in local productions, supporting the local creative industries, and encouraging diversity in all aspects of our business & community.

Maintaining artistic diversity is particularly important for a music library. Our catalogue features some fantastic Australian female composers such as Luna Pan, Chiara Kickdrum and Helena Czajka and we are actively looking for more talent (always open to intros).

Dame Changer members receive a 30% discount on all Melodie subscriptions.

To get the special discount, members need to email [email protected] and put Melodie in the subject header.

Moneypenny Accounting Software

Moneypenny is a female-founded and owned business that specialises in integrated financial management services and software solutions for the global screen industry. Moneypenny is happy to offer a 10% discount on its innovative software with its fully integrated suite of offerings to Dame Changer members.

Dame Changer members receive a 30% discount on Moneypenny software.

To get the special discount, members need to email [email protected] and put Moneypenny in the subject header.

NEW and RENEWING MEMBERS

Any existing, new or renewing Dame Changer Member will enjoy FREE Membership for the remainder of 2020. Members will also go into the random draw to secure any of the exclusive incentives below.

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ACCOR/MANTRA – weekends away. 

  1. ACCOR / MANTRA Voucher is subject to availability at time of booking. Availability excludes high season, school holidays and public holidays. Some block-out dates apply. All upgrades/extras are payable at time of booking. Voucher is not redeemable for cash. Valid for twelve (12) months from start of validity date, best rate at the time of booking will be given. Unused portions are non refundable. Other conditions may apply. Please note that check in time is from 2pm and check out time is at 10am and voucher must be shown at time of check-in.
  2. All existing, new and renewing members of Dame Changer qualify for the incentive activity, if they are a financial member of Dame Changer by December 31st, 2020.
  3. A random draw by Dame Changer will take place on January 1st, 2021.
  4. Winners will be advised by email in January 2021 and will be announced on the Dame Changer site.
  5. All winners will receive personal contact from a Dame Changer staffer, to receive/plan their ‘incentive’.
  6. The random draw undertaken by Dame Changer will be final

One hour Zoom Mentors

  1. All existing, new and renewing members of Dame Changer qualify for the incentive activity, if they are a financial member of Dame Changer by December 31st, 2020.
  2. The Dame Changer management committee will match Mentors to Members based on the answers to the question of entry
  3. Winners will be advised by email in January 2021 and will be announced on the Dame Changer site.
  4. All winners will receive personal contact from a Dame Changer staffer, to receive/plan their ‘incentive’.
  5. The selection undertaken by Dame Changer will be final.