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Writing For Real

Our guest writer, Samuel Leighton-Dore, is a Sydney-based writer, director and columnist.

On 4 June I'll be speaking at the Emerging Writer's Festival in Melbourne about the challenges and ethical struggles that can arise when we write about the real people in our lives. This comes after recently self-publishing my first children's book I Think I'm A Poof; directing an award-winning short film Showboy; and starting a relationships and lifestyle column for the Star Observer magazine.

As writers it's our job to draw on our personal relationships, observations and experiences to build immersive stories that broaden an audience's perspective and understanding. For me, this creative process has always been anchored in love and sexuality, which can (if you're not careful) have implications for those closest to you. It remains largely untaught: Where do mostly-decent storytelling human beings draw the line between a rich narrative experience and the hurtful exploitation of trust? Furthermore, how do we give voice to a particular community without inadvertently misrepresenting them? [more]

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Platform X 2015
Call for Entries

The AWG, with support from Screen NSW, and in partnership with the Sydney chapter of Storycode, is offering Australian writersa great opportunity to expand their skills in the growth areas of interactive and multiplatform storytelling. Apply now to take part in a masterclass and follow up project review session with Mike Jones and Metro Screen graduate Ester Harding.


Game ON

Game ON is the first event of its kind in Australia, and promises to have something for everyone who goes online. Whether you're into gaming, social media, watching YouTube or a content creator Game ON is a three-day interactive games and online video showcase that will have your head spinning with possibilities. Head over to their website for the full list of guests and activities. 22-24 May at Technology Park.

Production Book Student Offer

Since 1990 The Production Book has been supporting the entertainment industry with comprehensive production resources for film, TV and media production. To celebrate their 25th birthday the nice folks at The Production Book are cutting the subscription price almost in half (email here for details) and in July will be launching a dedicated emerging filmmakers section on their website, so stay tuned.


ABC On Wide Angle

Good to see the ABC highlighting the diminishing support for the emerging filmmaker sector around the country. With $80,000 worth of Screen Australia funding dropped, our sister org in Tasmania, Wide Angle, has got a hard road ahead. State body Screen Tasmania is committed to keeping the doors open and is continuing to lobby the Federal Government to rethink the decision. Read the story here.


Speed Networking at Vivid

Little black book of Sydney screen professionals needs updating? Come along and meet creative collaborators for your future projects. Metro Screen and Vivid Ideas present Speed Networking For Screen Practitioners. 28 May at the MCA. Book here

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May Short Courses

The May course program has got you covered to learn practical skills in Camera Basics, Producing TV and Episodic Content, Craft of Editing, Directing Performance, Camera Assisting and Data Wrangling, Sound Design and Editing and Multiplatform Storytelling. Week night and weekend sessions let you study without giving up your day job. 
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EPP Apps Close Today

A six-month customised program working with production companies and Screen NSW, attending key industry events, and planning your career pathway with a consultant while being paid. Sound good? Better get your skates on! Applications for the Emerging Producer Placement (EPP) close today. details>


Hire and Post Production

Need equipment and space for your next production? Whether it’s a short film for the festival circuit, a documentary for broadcast, a teaser for promotional purposes, or a feature film, we can accommodate your requirements and tailor an affordable quote to suit your needs. More info.





Eastside Radio Is Looking For Presenters

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Seeking Set And Costume Designer For Tropfest Film

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Emerging Documentary Makers Wanted: Victorians In Years 10 - 12

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2015: Call for Entries

Heart of Gold Short Film Festival: Submissions Open

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Wake In Fright at Australian Revelations

SFF New Family Films Program On Sale Now

14th Audi Festival Of German Films: 13-31 May 2015

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Metro Screen Breaks and Jumpstart films selected for St Kilda Film Festival 2015.

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