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24 March

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Metro Screen funded short film ‘Il Taglialegna’ (The Woodcutter) will screen on ABC2 this month as part of the Raw Nerve series along with films from emerging filmmakers nationally.

The film within a film, ‘Il Taglialegna’ chases the budding romance of two modern-day teenagers though the nostalgic cinema and projection room of Sydney's Iconic 'Hayden Orpheum Cinema' into the eerie 1930s Italian countryside. Questioning the curse of the rare 1930's film reel in their possession, the teens discover the horrors of the woodcutter as the boundaries between reality and fantasy become beautifully blurred. Directed by Thomas McSweeney, produced by Kieran Cato and written by Ross Hubbard and Thomas McSweeney.

Every year Screen Australia provides funds to the Screen Network for Raw Nerve, a nation wide production initiative, which provides emerging filmmakers in each state with the opportunity to make their first professional film.

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Screen and Media Careers Info Session

Come to the Metro Screen Studios Wednesday 26 March to hear from an industry panel, watch clips, eat some pizza and meet other aspiring Film & TV practitioners. Limited places RSVP to reserve you spot.


Crowdfunding Film: The Future. Now.
Indiegogo and Metro Screen present a Crowdfunding workshop with a difference. This event is for serious filmmakers who are planning or about to launch a campaign to raise money for a real project. Only a handful of tickets left $10 Wednesday 9 April.


Screen Producers Australia Briefing Session
Are you a producer looking to change the industry? If you are interested in learning more about the behind the scenes mechanics of our industry and how you can be involved then join us for this important briefing session with Screen Producers Australia. Wednesday 30 April, free entry book early.



Post Production Scholarship
April – December 2014 Part-Time Course
The Film and TV job market is in need of qualified Editors and Assistant Editors. This brand new scholarship has been designed to meet that industry need with a Certificate IV in Post Production – applications close 9 April.

Assistant Director Scholarship
April – June 2014 Part-Time Course
A brand new Scholarship for aspiring Assistant Directors is now open at Metro Screen April – June 2014. This heavily subsidised course designed for runners, PA’s or Third AD’s looking to take the next step in Film and Television careers has been developed to meet a critical industry shortage – applications close 9 April.


Producing TV & Episodic Content
Tue 8 Apr – Tue 20 May
This introductory course focuses on the role of a Producer in creating television programs or episodic content across a range of mediums including documentary, reality and live television. It covers everything from research and development to funding, production stages, pitching, casting and trends. 

Directing Performance
Sat 12 Apr – Sun 13 Apr
The relationship between the director and the actor is fundamental to creating a great performance. Book by 27 March save $50.



Stream Your Next Event Live or Record on Multiple Cameras

Broadcast your next event or panel discussion live from the Metro Screen multi-camera studio. Bring in your own set or use the green screen to develop a virtual backdrop for your online audience. Events can be set up to facilitate live chat and online audience interaction for real time discussion.



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