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4 October

Metro Screen

Piracy: An Industry Debate

An Industry Debate: Piracy

Piracy is a major issue for the Australian screen content industry. Be front row for the biggest industry debate.

Wednesday 7 November 6.30 – 8.00pm Chauvel Cinema, Paddington

With the impending roll out of the NBN and recent moves by the ABC and Foxtel to shorten the window of release for Australian audiences, the time is right for some informed discussion on the issue. This complex question will be discussed by special guest industry leaders speaking to a debate topic which will be revealed on the night, followed by Q&A from the audience. You will hear from:

+ Lori Flesker – CEO, Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation
+ Adrianne Pecotic – CEO, Independent Cinema Association of Australia
+ Tim Parsons – COO, Quickflix
+ Rodney Serkowski – Founder, Pirate Party Australia

A recent paper released by the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation found that there was statistical evidence that piracy harms film & TV content sales. Download the full paper, or for more background information read the Metro Screen Piracy Blog post.

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Cut out the middlemen with Fillim a new content distribution platform set to be a total game changer. It’s a crowdfunding, distribution platform and social media portal all in one. Since the advent of Bandcamp for musicians, many people have been asking the question – where is the film equivalent on the market?

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Cockatoo Island Film Festival

Hit The Red Carpet

Metro Screen is giving away a double pass to the Gala Party at the opening night of the Cockatoo Island Film Festival valued at $240. To win Like us + send a message on Facebook, tell us what your dream course would be if we invented one just for you.

Metro Screen Open Day

Metro Screen Open Day

Every month Metro Screen is hosting an Open Day Information Session for people interested in a career in film, TV or digital media. The first session is Thursday 15 November 6 – 7pm at the Metro Screen Studios in Paddington.

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Speed Networking

Speed Networking

More than 330 film, TV and digital media content makers have now registered for the largest speed networking event, happening as part of SPAA Fringe at the Cockatoo Island Film Festival. Don’t miss out on your chance to meet your next wave of collaborators.

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Book in to any course short course by Monday and get a bonus Film Scout Day Pass to Cockatoo Island Film Festival valued at $42.50.

Intro to Webisodes 6 October

Learn how to create a strong concept for a webisode series and get it seen by tastemakers with this 3 day intensive short course. Webisodes are fast becoming the hot alternative to traditional production platforms of film and TV.  With this course learn how to get your story to audiences utilsing the most accessible and popular storytelling platform for the independant filmmaker.  Jarod Green , producer of webisode sensation Beached Az will share his tips and advice for creating a successful webisode.

Introduction to TV Producing 9 October

Essential for anyone wanting to work in TV, this course focuses on the role of the TV Producer in a range of genres including documentary, reality and live television. It covers everything from research and development to funding, production stages, pitching to broadcasters, casting, trends and contrasts between major and community networks.

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Directing Documentary 8 October
Camera Essentials 14 October
Intro to Drama Screenwriting 14 October
Final Cut Pro 7 Intermediate 23 October
Drama of Screenwriting 27 October
Camera Essentials 3 November
TropJr Young Filmmakers 18 December
Young Filmmakers Workshop 21 January 2013




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This stunning clip features the talents of Metro Screen Alumni – Directed by James Hunter and Cinematography by DOP Simon Koloadin. ‘Falcor’ is the debut music video for the Sydney based band Luchi. Featuring a cast of new talent; Rory Kelly, Morgan Whitbread, Greg McCann, Dan Smith, Nathan Blaylock, the clip is based on an original story concept by Rory Kelly. James Hunter and Simon Koloadin are graduates of the Metro Screen Certificate IV in Screen and Media who regularly collaborate on projects since finishing their studies in 2007.

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Latest From The Forum


Lie to Me

Lie to Me, funded by Metro Screen First Break 2011, has been chosen to screen at Cinema des Antipodes, France and Cockatoo Island Film Festival, Sydney. Both festivals screen the film in October this year.  In 1958 in an interrogation room, the mysterious Mrs Hephren is questioned by a detective following the murder of her husband. As the apparent femme fatale recounts her version of events, suspicions grow and the truth may be more elusive than it first appeared.

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Events Manager Randwick Ritz

The Ritz Cinema has a great opportunity for a driven and passionate candidate looking to join our team full-time.

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Adobe and Cockatoo Island Film Festival Competition

Have you got what it takes to roll with the crème de la crème of Australia’s film industry? Adobe and Cockatoo Island are on the hunt for the official video documenter for the inaugural Cockatoo Island Film Festival.

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Dredd 3D with Live Q&A with Karl Urban at Popcorn Taxi

If you’re looking for a faithful film rendition of the brutal, bloody world of the 2000AD comics and the bleak metropolis of Mega-City One, ’Dredd 3D’ is finally here. Not only faithful in spirit and look to the ground-breaking comics, Pete (Vantage Point) Travis’ vision incorporates ground-breaking visuals and minimal CGI in what is set to become a Sci-Fi standard.

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The Intouchables

Directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, The Intouchables is an irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility and has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (François Cluzet) and his street-smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humour between two individuals who on the surface would seem to have nothing in common.

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Wuthering Heights Giveaway

A Yorkshire hill farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets. He takes him home to live as part of his family on the isolated Yorkshire moors where the boy forges an obsessive relationship with the farmer’s daughter. This new version is directed by Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road) and written by Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed (screenplay) based on the novel by Emily Bronte.

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Tarantula Giveaway

Tredwood Productions present Tarantula, a new play by Alana Valentine. ‘Desire is a tarantula that bites, and not only the young. Desire is a venom that courses through the veins long past the days of its ability to be satisfied’- Lola Montez. Tarantula traces the story of Lola’s life to unlock the mystery of this tragic disappearance..

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