IN-PERSON + ONLINE
28 – 30 JULY
Three days jam packed with insightful and inspiring creative, craft and business sessions. Also available on catchup for delegates for one month.
TV FORMAT LAB
This hands-on lab will equip you with the skills to build your own format from scratch whilst gaining insight into current market trends.
$20K ABC TV|iview PITCH-O-RAMA competition.
Pitch and get feedback on your projects at 1:1 Pitching.
Meet the market at Industry Roundtables.
MCX Screenmakers is the annual industry event for emerging and developing content creators Australia-wide. We champion doing things differently and for our seventh edition, we are 100% online and interactive, expanding to three events over one month.
Get your Conference and Pitch Pass today.
TV FORMAT LAB
This interactive online lab provides incredible access to leading industry experts and broadcast commissioners and equip you with the skills to build your own format from scratch whilst gaining insight into current market trends.
Want to pitch and get feedback for your idea in the 1:1 Pitch Market to companies such as STAN, Fremantle, Hoodlum, SBS, ABC or Roadshow. Compete for 10K in development funding in the ABC TV iview + MCX Pitch-o-rama competition.
Speakers + Market reps
Pitch Market Meetings
Industry Round Tables
The Out of The Box lab was a brilliant experience and subsequently having the opportunity to create a format series from our original idea was a blast. With the support of the amazing Mercury CX and Channel 44, Recipe For Love became a reality. The finished series screened on both Channel 44 and Channel 31, premiered internationally in competition at SeriesFest7 (Denver, CO) and was picked up for international representation by format specialist sales agents, Media Ranch Inc. It has also been nominated for 7 community TV Antenna Awards including Program of the Year. Don’t think about doing this lab, just do it!
Marion Pilowsky and Georgia Humphrey
co-creator/directors/producers RECIPE FOR LOVE
The Screenmakers Conference presented by Mercury CX is an invaluable opportunity for screen practitioners to connect with peers and gain direct access to market decision makers. It’s rare in Australia for emerging to mid-career filmmakers to be able to share their projects directly with industry leaders, and over the years the Pitch Market has led to project finance and ongoing career opportunities.
Producer at Epic Films
Pitch-o-rama and Mercury CX have been instrumental in this stage of development for my series Just Chidi Things. The support received enabled me to collaborate with some of Australia’s most talented and seasoned creatives. I’ve also met and networked with some really fantastic people along the way! I have definitely grown as a writer because of this experience. So, if you’re thinking about it, THIS IS YOUR SIGN! Get your material together and SIGN UP! I believe in you
2020 ABC TV|iview Pitch-o-rama Winner
MERCURY CX GIVES BACK
Mercury CX is committed to supporting the emerging and developing sector of the screen industry. With the country in various stages of lockdown and many unable to work, in support of our struggling community we are delivering the national MCX Screenmakers Conference, Pitch Market and Lab 2022 as a series of online and interactive events delivered one month apart. With such a huge line-up of events, we wanted to make the entire program affordable and accessible for as many delegates as possible across the country and give flexibility for delegates to choose their level of participation and engagement.
We look forward to seeing you at one or many events and in the meantime stay safe!
MERCURY CX WISH TO PAY OUR RESPECTS TO ALL FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE WORK ON WHAT IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE, FIRST NATIONS LAND. WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRADITIONAL CUSTODIANS OF THIS LAND, THE KAURNA PEOPLE AND THEIR CONTINUED SPIRITUAL CONNECTION TO COUNTRY, AND TO PAY OUR RESPECTS TO ELDERS AND STORYTELLERS PAST, PRESENT AND EMERGING
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