Masterclasses and Workshops

Dame Changer masterclasses and workshops are led by incredible leaders in the industry.

Participants receive firsthand experience from featured industry presenters who are experts in the field. The masterclass series is designed to elevate, empower and equip attendees for the next level of success.

Attendees can expect to walk away with a broadened support network of collaborators and skills to apply to their work as filmmakers, producers and directors.

Insider Knowledge – 3 December 2020

Insider Knowledge: Against-the-odds triumph – The making of I am Woman

Another insightful webinar from Dame Changer: Margaret Pomeranz talks to Unjoo Moon and Rosemary Blight about the film, the team and the distribution strategy for I am Woman.

In March this year, Transmission Films was forging ahead with the promotion of the theatrical release of I am Woman, Unjoo Moon’s Helen Reddy biopic.  The film had had it’s World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019, sold-out cinema screenings before the Stan premiere, including a special Adelaide Film Festival pop-up presentation, and had several sold-out screenings at last month’s Adelaide Film Festival. 

There were enormous hopes for it’s performance in Australian cinemas. By July, I am Woman had become one of a growing list of local and international films to announce the move to bypass cinemas due to Covid restrictions and to debut on a streaming service – in this case, on Stan in August.  

Margaret Pomeranz talks to Director Unjoo Moon (The Zen of Bennett, Sorrow’s Child) and Producer Rosemary Blight (The Invisible Man, The Sapphires) about the many years of creativity, perseverance and hard slog it took to bring the film to the screen, about what it took to make the tough decisions about distribution, and how the film has performed.

We’ll touch on the creative, commercial and cultural differences of making films for online services rather than cinemas and the potential impact to the industry should the proposed legislative changes to feature film funding be ratified.

Insider Knowledge is a Dame Changer member event.

3 December, 10am AEDT. Sign up now

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Insider Knowledge – 17 September 2020

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Meg LeFauve (Captain Marvel, Inside Out) will share her insights with writer/actor Susie Youssef (Rosehaven, The Project). Meg will focus on how her producing background has influenced her ability to write complex, yet universally relatable, characters in incredible worlds.

Insider Knowledge is a Dame Changer member event.

Thursday 17th September. Sign up now

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Meg LeFauve

Image: Meg LeFauve

Insider Knowledge – 5 September 2020

Be viable, not invisible.

For many members, self promotion can be daunting, annoying, and even terrifying. As much as you’d like to flaunt your expertise and career achievements, in person or even on LinkedIn, you may choos to take a step back, undersell yourself or worse, do nothing at all. Learning how to be viable not invisible is critical to professional brand success. Start with The Power of Visibility and don’t look back!

The Power of Visibility is a Dame Changer member event.

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Image: Karen Eck, eckfactor

Insider Knowledge – 25 June 2020


Join Australia’s Emmy nominated Daina Reid (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Denmark’s award-winning Birgitte Stærmose (The Spanish Princess) for a gripping conversation about their work,  ways of working; the differences between Denmark/UK/Australia/ US; what excites them about the work; how they built their career, and potentially, some of the present challenges facing our industry!


Image: Daina Reid and Birgitte Stærmose

JobKeeper Masterclass – 26 May 2020

Expert Accounting Advice.

Carmel Creswell of Count Out Loud and Jane Corden of Moneypenny Services will present a webinar tailored for the film and TV industry to demystify JobKeeper and the Government cash boost scheme. Optimise your position and that of your business now and for the duration of the scheme.

The JobKeeper Webinar is free for Dame Changer members.

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Image: Carmel Creswell and Jane Corden

The Power of Visibility – 16 May 2020

Be viable, not invisible.

In this special members-only Dame Changer masterclass and workshop, PR and brand expert Karen Eck will give you proven tools, tips and a bullet-proof 10 point plan to supercharge your profile and achieve the business success you deserve.

This empowering and practical session will show you why your personal brand matters. You’ll learn what to do, when to do it and how to stay on track and reach your business goals.

The Power of Visibility is a Dame Changer member event.

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Image: Karen Eck, eckfactor

Workshop – 2020 (Sydney and Melbourne)

Stephen Cleary 2-Day Script Development Workshop
$395 per person

Dame Changer is thrilled to offer members the chance to attend workshops in both Sydney and Melbourne with renowned development executive Stephen Cleary.

This workshop is a practical guide to story development as both an industrial/economic process and as a creative undertaking.

Stephen Cleary Workshop Outline

Melbourne – RMIT, School of Media and Communication

Sydney – Fox Studios, Moore Park

Dame Changer members only, limited to 12 participants per workshop.

Applications re-open later in 2020.

Stephen Cleary

Image: Stephen Cleary, AFTRS

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Want to attend a members-only workshop or event and not a member? Dame Changer membership is $120 per year plus any pro rata rate until memberships renew on International Women’s Day (8th March) each year.