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25 October

Metro Screen

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$87,500 Funding & Development for Web & Film Stories

Over the past 3 years, Metro Screen has been funding creative storytelling through the Breaks program. In 2014 the Breaks funding program is back with a focus on getting stories from script to screen with cash support, production subsidies and expert development workshops. Eight filmmaking teams (producer, director, writer) will be selected to take their projects into the Story Hothouse and then develop their craft at the Director Foundary before rolling the camera in full-scale production.

Watch 2013 Breaks filmmaker, Samuel Leighton-Dore, talk about his experiences making the short drama Showboy, currently in post-production.

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Industry News


Central Coast on Screen

ABC Open, Screen NSW and Metro Screen have been working with Central Coast content makers to tell local stories. Program Manager Rachel Fiddes reflected on the program and its highlights for the ABC Open Blog.


offscreen – My digital companion

I came across this magazine by chance in a fancy bookshop and have been completely obsessed with it since that ‘love at first sight’ moment. Its beautiful, well written and hits that sweet spot between web, code, design, and creativity that turns me on. If you can’t get to a shop right now, get an online fix from their beautiful blog.


17 Film Biz Things by Ted Hope

There is so much to read about the evolution of the screen sector.

This blog piece by US Producer Ted Hope who is working with Australian Producer, Alicia Brown is a fantastic cheat sheet for beginners and a great refresher for the experienced.


7 Tips for Writing a Short Film

If you’re ready to apply for Breaks funding have a quick check over these tips to make sure you have given your script the best chance you can.

Balancing your creative vision with the realities of your resources is everyone’s challenge.


Register for the Free information session with complimentary wine and cheese and find out what your creative career options are in Digital, Film & TV. You’ll hear from special guests about the Diploma of Screen & Media, Diploma of Multiplatform, the part-time Certificate IV in Screen & Media and a stack of of short course options. Watch projects made here at Metro Screen, hear from participants and meet the people you’ll be training with over a glass of wine.
Thursday 7 November 6.30pm – 7.30pm. RSVP to attend.





The next installment of Freelance Fridays is on again Friday 15 November from 6pm – 8pm here at Metro Screen. Complimentary drinks are provided to kick things off and its free, RSVP to attend.


Kino Kabaret bookings are starting to fill up, if you want to make something using our equipment and facilities with like-minded indie filmmakers get involved Sat 16 – Sun 17 November, Sat 23 – Sun 24 November and Sat 30 – Sun 1 December.



Register for the free information session to start your Digital, Film & TV career with a Diploma, a Certificate IV or a short course.


Camera & Lighting Techniques Sat 7  – Sun 15 Dec
Get an industry accreditation Certificate IV level
Book by 18 Nov and save $100

Intermediate Screenwriting Tue 12 Nov – Tue 17 Dec
Armed with the basics of screenwriting and a script (or treatment) you have been working on, you will make the leap to Intermediate Screenwriting.
Book by 24 Oct save $50

Get Up and Running: Production Runner Course Sun 24 Nov
Being a runner is a great way to get yourself on-set or in the production office.

Editing in AVID Sun 8 Dec – Sun 19 Jan
Good Editors are in demand, if you want a job in television or a professional production house you’ll need to be able to use AVID Media Composer.



Latest From Classifieds


Foundis is the world’s first TV talk show for men that asks, among other things – what is a man’s most attractive organ? And this is your chance to work on it, the show, that is. We’re looking for a Line Producer with previous live TV experience.



Sydney Short Film Social - Showcasing good tales and great local artists by providing a platform where suits and creatives across the industries can show their work, meet, greet and keep in touch.



Warwick Thornton Launches Companion Project to New Film The Darkside – Interactive Website and Phone App.


Ngurrumbang - Brisbane International Film Festival

Michael Chrisoulakis – Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival

Only One – St Louis Film Festival

Money Tree – Adelaide Kids Film Festival


Machete Kills



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