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7 March

Metro Screen

The Script Sessions


The Script Sessions is a program of intensive one-day script workshops with professional screen writing Editor and Analyst, Karel Segers slicing and dicing screenplays to bring out the best in each story.  Five writers will be chosen for each workshop to present their scripts for analysis, with 10 spots reserved for participants who want to learn from this process by observing the transformation.

Each script will be scrutinized for concept, story, character, theme, style and script presentation. The writers will walk away with in-depth notes and recommended steps for further development.

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Featured Items

Jump Start

$45,000 in Production Subsidies

Film and content makers looking for equipment or studio facilities can apply for the Metro Screen Jump Start production subsidy to help balance the production budget. Jump Start provides $45,000 worth of production subsidies over three application rounds each year. Broadcast quality equipment, the green screen studio and post-production facilities are made available to film and content makers at hugely discounted rates through Jump Start. The next application round closes Monday 1 April, 2013.

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Open House

Open House: Share Your Vision

Every month Metro Screen flings open the front doors to anyone interested in a digital media, film or television project or career pathway. Metro Screen is a one-stop-shop industry development hub for creativity not profit. Funding, training, equipment and networking departments work full time to develop your vision in to screen content. This is a free event for people at all levels, to peak behind the curtain, have a sticky beak at the facilities and ask all the questions you like. The next Open House is Thursday 14 March 6pm – 7pm at Metro Screen, come and share your vision.

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Digitial Kitchen

Digital Kitchen Announcement

After much deliberation, Metro Screen is proud to announce the first round of funded projects to go through the new Digital Kitchen program. Congratulations to Cockatoo Island Ghost Story by Que Minh Luu, Big Baby by Caroline Kinny Lewis, Protocol E by Matt Cabanag and Boarders by Alex Weinress. Can’t wait to see you all in the digital kitchen cooking up a coding storm.

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The Angel's Share

Sydney Film Festival Giveaway

Come and see the Opening Night film this Friday at Sydney Film Festival @ Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. THE ANGELS’ SHARE is a bittersweet comedy by the great Ken Loach about redemption, kilts and whisky. For your chance to be on the guestlist email your angel story (25 words or less).

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Fundamentals of VFX Course Starts 3 Apr

Well executed visual effects can take productions to award winning levels. Harness the power of visual effects and expand your knowledge of animation and design to create rich stories and unforgettable characters. This practical accredited part time course can lead to a career in VFX in the film, television and digital content industries. No experience necessary, book today.

Young Filmmakers Workshop Starts 22 Apr

They say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become a genius at something, so if you are between 11 – 17 years old, NOW is the perfect time to start! Under the watchful eye of two highly experienced filmmakers, kids learn the fundamentals of taking a story from script all the way to screen. They get to make a short film and a trailer, then choose between a TV commercial or a behind the scenes documentary. Everyone gets a turn to try different roles in this very interactive, hands on creative school holiday course.

Enrolling Now

Camera and Lighting Techniques 18 May
Production Management 25 March
Multiplatform Filmmaking 11 April
Film Producing 16 April
Directing Actors 4 May
Sound Design & Editing 12 May

Barton The Ghost-Catcher


Affordable Sound Booth for ADR Work

Record crystal clear ADR in the cozy sound booth, perfect for voice-overs, pickups and dubbing. The 1m x 1.5m soundproof recording booth comes equipped with a RODE NT-1A microphone and a video monitor for voice-over recording to Logic 9 through an MOTU 896 MK3 unit which can be accessed 24/7 if needed. Available for hire for just $35 per hour or $150 a day. Qualified sound editors are available to work on your production. Get an instant quote here or call the Metro Screen Hire and Post Production team to talk through your requirements on 02 9356 1818 or drop us a line at 

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Sound Booth


The Grindr Guide

Local filmmaker and Metro Screen Designer, Damien Dunstan has released the first four webisodes of an eight-part series that explores how Sydney’s gay men are using Grindr. The web series, titled ‘The Grindr Guide’, follows the lives of five different Sydneysiders as they navigate their way through issues of race, body image and ageism while using the geo-based application. It’s a fantastic insight in to a world most of us don’t get to see.

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The Grindr Guide


Latest From The Forum

Submit To Forum

Submit your job, event, film festival entry opportunity, Give Away or News Item to the Forums anytime.

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Editing Job Opportunities at ClassMovies Studios

Our company provides a range of flexible and exciting editing jobs to the Australian film industry. Our trial opportunities are the first step to casual or permanent employment as an editor at the ClassMovies studios. We invite graduates with editing experience to apply for one of our March 2013 trial sessions.

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FilmLife Project

FilmLife exists to capture the stories of organ donation and transplantation through the eyes of young people. We believe that more people need to be asking and knowing their loved one’s wishes, and we’re inviting passionate people to spark these conversations by creating films about organ and tissue donation.

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Jurassic Lounge – February to April 2012

Opening up the whole Australian Museum after-hours, Jurassic Lounge fills every nook of the iconic building with pop-up bars, performances by emerging bands, artists and performers, and interactive games and workshops. Guests wander freely amongst the dinosaurs and taxidermy, stumbling upon acts that change every week. Over 33,000 visitors and counting!

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Money Tree Festival Success

The short animation 'Money Tree' funded through the Metro Screen First Break program in 2011 has been selected for the Shepparton film festival in Victoria. The short is about an African boy who tries to escape poverty by planting an orchid of stolen money. Congratulations to Writer/Director Hawanatu Bangura and the Producers, Marlene Palmeiro and Leslie Marsh.


Last of the Summer Wine Series 21 & 22 Giveaway

Its another vintage year in the BBCS longest running comedy series. In the beautiful and tranquil village of Holmfirth, love is frequently in the air. More often than not, it only takes a glimpse of some wrinkly stockings to make a certain scruffy little lotharios heart race.

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Secrets of Our Living Planet Giveaway

Chris Packham travels to the world’s great habitats to reveal how they actually work,  despite the huge challenges that nature throws at them. With insight from recent scientific discoveries, Chris delves into complex and interdependent relationships to show why the termite needs the rhino, the shark needs the tiger and the lynx needs the caterpillar.

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The Master Giveaway

A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future, until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

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Seven Psychopaths Giveaway

Seven Psychopaths stars Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish and Sam Rockwell. The film is directed by Martin McDonagh of the award-winning film In Bruges, and follows a struggling screenwriter [Farrell] with a bad case of writers block and the insane lengths his friends go to to help him out.

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