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18 September

Metro Screen

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Screen 2030
Interview Series Launch

Metro Screen’s Digital Kitchen, funded by Screen NSW, launched the online documentary Screen 2030: Making My Content Pay, at VIVID IDEAS this year asking the big question: What will the screen industry look like in 2030 and will a creative screen career pay the rent? Bang! This full house event was an enthusiastic exploration of the future career opportunities of content makers led by Tim Parsons and a panel of the screen and media industry’s key thinkers including Mike Jones, Mark Pesce, Sandy George, Georgie McClean and Marcus Gillezeau to name a few.

Watch Screen 2030: Making My Content Pay online and now we are offering you the opportunity to view the extended interviews in a series over the next few months. Episode one features acclaimed transmedia producer and writer Mike Jones of Portal Entertainment. 

“This is the best time ever to be a writer, creator, producer or director of stories because there’s never been more diverse audiences, there’s never been more active niches and there’s never been more mediums to tell these stories”. Mike Jones.

Over the coming months explore key concepts that resulted from the topic including the importance of good storytelling by content makers. 

“If a screen professional wants to have a career in 2030, they need to be doubling down on their story capability, their world and mythmaking. Those capabilities come to the front”. Mark Pesce, Media Futurist.

Stay tuned and we look forward to presenting the complete series of extended interviews over the coming months.

Industry News


Speed networking

Metro Screen's popular screen creative speed dating event is on again. Come along, grab a glass of wine, meet and chat to your next crop of creative collaborators.
Speed Networking is a great way to find that key creative you have been missing all your life and those you didn't even realise you were. Wed 24 Sep. Come along.



Queer Screen Film Fest is on now and they are hosting a queer filmmaker meet up with international festival guests and local filmmakers. Anyone interested in engaging with LGBTIQ filmmakers or subjects is welcome to attend. Sat 20 Nov, 11:30AM – 1:30PM at the Newtown Hotel. RSVP


Emerging Leaders Development Program

Are you a leader in the Arts, looking for professional development? Applications now open for Australia Council's  2015 Emerging Leaders Development Program. The program is a five day residential workshop followed by ongoing mentoring and coaching with respected senior executives.


End of an era for community television

The Federal Govt has pulled the plug on Community TV and funding will cease in December 2015 as licensing arrangements come to an end. "The best outcome for community television is that in future it uses the internet as its distribution platform.” said Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the SMH.


Speed Networking Event For Screen Practitioners

Little black book of Sydney screen professionals need updating? It’s on again! Speed Networking is a fast-paced, fun and enterprising event and is always a highlight of the Metro Screen event calendar. You’ll meet fresh new faces including producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, editors, actors, animators and more….. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with this year’s hot-shots on the rise for your creative team.

Find out more and get some handy networking tips for making contact with your next wave of creative collaborators.

Wed 24 Sep at Metro Screen. Book here.



Last chance to enrol for these exciting September courses! Call Peter Ireland on 93561818 to enrol now.
Directing Documentary
Course starts 20 Sept.

TropJr Young Filmmakers Workshop
Course starts 24 Sept.

Get Up and Running:  Production Runner Course
Course date 27 Sept.

Producing TV & Episodic Content
Course starts 29 September.

Be Your Own Boss – Successful Freelancing
Course starts 30 Sept.



Metro Screen Public Forum:
You’re On Your Own Kid 

Hear what the speakers had to say at Metro Screen’s Public Forum held on 2 September which brought Sydney’s screen community out in force. 

Speakers including Marcus Gillezeau, Sally Riley, Kath Shelper and Sam Leighton-Dore gave their take on the Screen Australia cuts to the emerging screen community and where Metro Screen goes from here?

Have your say about the changes to funding available for the emerging sector and email us with your feedback and comments.



Dream Accelerator 2014
Pitch your way to your first industry deal.
Emerging Producers, this is your chance to get in front of industry heavy weights at Screen Forever 2014 and win $3000 to take your project to the next level.
Submit a 3 min video pitch for your idea – grab a phone, ipad or your mate’s camera and sell us your dream concept in our Dream Accelerator 2014.
Application deadline Tues 7 October. Find out more.



Need Help for your Tropfest entry?

If you are preparing your entry for Tropfest's deadline on Thursday October 9, we can help you! Get an instant quote for top-notch camera, sound gear or lights to shoot your short film. We can also assist you with professional crew: cinematographer, gaffer or sound recordist. To book an operator or a editor/colour grader, call Martin on 9356 1829 or send an email.



Thanks to Curious films win one of 5 double passes to the taut environmental thriller Night Moves from US indie director Kelly Reichardt.

"Fringe-dwelling farmhand Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), his high school dropout girlfriend Dena (Dakota Fanning) and their ex-marine mentor Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) plan an attack on a hydroelectric dam in Portland to protest the environmental devastation in their midst, but they are sidelined by the unforeseen consequences of their actions."

Send an email to with the subject "Night Moves Giveaway" for a chance to win. Night Moves is in Sydney cinemas Sep 18



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‘Stranger At the Pentagon’: Best Sci-Fi Short!
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