Feel free to forward this email to a friend  If you are unable to view this email click here

Metro Screen

E NEWS 23 February 

Is this the 'coolest' cinema in the world?

Metro News

Is this the ‘coolest’ cinema in the world?

Check out the full details from the -20 Cinema project produced by Australian based Austrian Artist Heinz Reigler as well as photos from Tropfest and loads of helpful links on our Facebook Page.


Save The Date

Loads of Metro Screen events are happening this year, pop these important dates in your calendars and diaries and stay tuned for more details:
Wed 14th March – ADG Directors Panel at Metro Screen
Wed 4th April – Music Video Show+Tell at FBI Social
Wed 30th May – Speed Networking event at VIVID Ideas Exchange

Australian Film Festival presents ADG Directors Panel In association with Metro Screen

***50% Tickets Sold***
A cross section of Australian Directors at varying stages of their career will discuss the craft, their own career, and their unique approach to directing. This high profile panel includes award winning Directors Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Boxing Day) and Gillian Armstrong (Charlotte Gray, Oscar and Lucinda, Little Women). Wednesday 14th March 6.00pm Drinks & Nibbles for a 6.30pm start – 8.00pm finish. Get your Tickets online today.

Certificate IV


Certificate IV Screen & Media Studies | 27 February

80% of graduates walk in to work after graduating from Metro Screen’s fully accredited Certificate IV Screen & Media studies course. This week is your last chance to secure the final place in the 15 limited places for the February intake.

Production Management | 6 March – 16 May

This thorough and in-depth course demystifies the role of a Production Manager, providing participants with the confidence and skills to run any scale of production. Participants receive comprehensive course notes and production templates, and learn how to manage all aspects of a shoot including budgets and expenses, call sheets, schedules, contracts and awards.

Camera and Lighting Techniques | 25 February - 04 March

This course covers intermediate camera operation and techniques of cinematography. Participants will perform a number of practical exercises during this hands-on course learning skills relating to studio and location lighting, scene coverage, framing and camera movement.

AVID Media Composer 6 Fundamentals | 18 March - 1 April

Learn the basics of editing with Avid's newest editing software – Media Composer 6. During the course you will cover a range of topics including system settings, capturing, editing and trimming techniques, finishing and exporting.

Film Producing | 22 March - 24 May

Film Producing takes an in-depth look at producing independent films. From recognising a good concept through to marketing and distribution, this course covers the essentials of securing funding, pitching, hiring crew, dealing with legal responsibilities, selling your finished film and running a production company.


New Sony Cameras

We have received 3 brand new Sony PMW-EX1R cameras for hire. It is the successor to the multiple award-winning EX1 and further extends the capabilities of the XDCAM EX family with great new features such as DVCAM recording, Cache Recording, Picture Inversion and a host of additional refinements, as well as a redesigned handle. It feels good!

Production Office For Rent

Need your own production office close to the city, fox studios and Eastern Suburbs? Check out our cosy and secure suite with street access, mini-kitchen and bathroom. You can also avoid long term lease commitments for short projects. It’s a bargain at just $165 per week for 18sqm. For enquiries call Martin Renaud, Hire & Post Manager at 9356 1818 or m.renaud@metroscreen.org.au.


Cycle In Cinema, Taylor Square

Imagine a drive-in with bikes instead of cars. Magnificent Revolution will transform Taylor Square into a bicycle powered outdoor cinema as part of the We Make This City Program.

Click here for the FULL PROGRAMME of films.

Cycle In Cinema


Like Crazy Giveaway

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival & of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, 'Like Crazy' depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love. Thanks to our friends at Paramount Pictures we have 10 in-season double passes to giveaway.

Late Bloomers Giveaway

In writer/director Julie Gavras’ delightfully warm and wise romantic comedy, the inestimable Isabella Rossellini and Academy Award-winner William Hurt play a couple whose 30-year marriage is starting to run into trouble.

Staten Island Giveaway

Three lives intersect as men struggle to make ends meet on Staten Island, the forgotten borough in the shadow of Manhattan. Striving for a better life in the only way they know how, each man risks his life and loved ones, with thrilling consequences. Starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke and Seymour Cassel, Staten Island is an action-packed, dramatic portrait of New York’s infamous underbelly.

The Sorcerer and the White Snake Giveaway

According to legend, a horde of goblins and monsters live in the depths of the primeval forest. Among these evil spirits are two snakes, one white and one green. One day, a young herbalist Xu Xian comes to the mountains and accidentally falls into a lake. White Snake, in the incarnation of a beautiful lady, comes to his rescue and they fall in love.

Red Mist Giveaway

A night of wild partying ends in disaster when janitor Kenneth falls into a drug-induced coma. Fearing their future reputations, a group of med students abandon the body outside a hospital.

Wallander Giveaway

Based upon the fictional character created by writer Henning Mankell, the 'Wallander' [played by Kenneth Brannagh] series is another top quality crime adaptation created in Europe, and screened in Australia on SBS TV.

A Separation Giveaway

Propelled by an acute attention to class, religious and gender differences, 'A Separation' tells the story of a contemporary Iranian couple who separate, and the intrigues which follow.


Volunteers Required for Shir Madness Music Festival

Shir Madness Music Festival is a community cultural event we've been running at the Bondi Pavilion over the last 2 years. We are about to run our second festival [the first in 2010 saw 2000 guests entertained by 40 bands over a 10 hour day]. There are volunteering opportunities in Sound/Lighting/Stage Production at our upcoming festival on 25th March 2012.


Nuevo Retro Short Film Festival

Nuevo Retro Short Film Festival is now accepting entries! An opportunity to honour the great black-and-white science fiction films of yesteryear! Deadline 1st June! No restriction on format, live action, animation, CGI, puppets, anything! Twelve minutes or less. Selected entries are guaranteed nationwide screening on both free-to-air television and Foxtel networks!


Lebowski Bash Australia

Australia’s first "Lebowski Bash" is coming to Sydney This year, for the first time in history, hundreds of Aussie Dudes will come together under one roof and raise a White Russian to the American Cult Classic film, The Big Lebowski. Known as ‘Lebowski Bash Australia’ the event is a tribute to the original Coen brothers 1998 film and Lebowski festivals worldwide. The first annual Lebowski Bash Australia is taking place 1st April 2012 at the Randwick Ritz cinema in Sydney.

Screen NSW Screen Australia SONY Apple Authorised Training Centre tvs City Of Sydney

Items for the eNews must be received by 10am Friday and be submitted using the form available from the website. Metro Screen does not advocate items on its eNews but merely presents them for your negotiation.

Unsubscribe from this Newsletter

Watch us on Vimeo Follow us on Twitter Visit us on Facebook

Metro Screen

Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oatley Rd and Oxford St
PO Box 299, Paddington NSW 2021