Want to be a TV fixer? Andrea Gorddard says ‘knowledge is essential’

Logistics, location scouting, people skills, spreadsheets ... that's just the start of being a fixer in the screen industry.

Hi Andrea. What’s a TV fixer, and how do you become one?

I’m someone who specialises in assisting production companies from overseas who are coming to Australia to film. I provide all the protocols for filming here, all the local knowledge of the country, as well as the information for each state, because each one has different rules.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites