GLAAD VISIT TO SYDNEY HIGHLIGHTS LGBTIQ REPRESENTATION IN MEDIA
NSW screen industry comes together for public forum on LGBTIQ representation
Author and journalist, Benjamin Law (The Family Law), and comedian Jordan Raskopoulos (Axis of Awesome), will join leading international LGBTIQ advocates in Sydney later this month for a groundbreaking public discussion on the power of news and entertainment media to fast track the social inclusion of LGBTIQ people in Australia. GET YOUR FREE TICKETS NOW!
Interview with Jo-anne McGowan: the making of David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
“I realised pretty quickly, after re-watching just a few iconic Australian films, that I had forgotten the effect the films had on me at an earlier time,” says producer Jo-anne McGowan, recalling the very early days of making David Stratton: A cinematic Life.
Interview with Elaine Beckett: Working at Trackdown and creating sound for LEGO Batman, Gods of Egypt, The Railway Man and Happy Feet 2
Elaine Beckett is Trackdown’s General Manager and also a recognised Post Production Supervisor who has worked on projects including LEGO Batman, Gods of Egypt and Happy Feet 2. We spoke with Elaine about her career and Trackdown’s 30 years in the industry.
Interview with Kate Blackmore: directing The Glass Bedroom
Kate Blackmore is an artist working with the documentary form across art and film. She has just created The Glass Bedroom, a 6 x 5min series that profiles artists who use Instagram as a platform for performance.
Indigenous writer and director Catriona McKenzie appointed to the NSW Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee
In December Screen NSW announced that Indigenous writer and director Catriona McKenzie has been appointed by the Minister for the Arts to the NSW Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee for a three-year term, commencing 1 January 2017.
AFTRS Robert Thirkell Factual Masterclass and more
AFTRS has some great short courses this month. One of the highlights is the Robert Thirkell Factual Masterclass (18-19 Feb), a fantastic opportunity to learn from BAFTA Award-winning director/producer Robert Thirkell (Troubleshooting, Jamie's School Dinners).