How to have a screen career – ten tips that really matter

Ten ways to be part of the future. Because the COVID hiatus will be history.

The Screen Makers Conference at Mercury CX in Adelaide took the temperature of the sector in a panel called ‘State of the Screen Industry’ and discovered some optimistic readings. 

Kate Croser, the CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation, said, ‘I do think that we’re in a time of great opportunity right now. Like we’re in the middle of a global content boom which is largely being driven by the streamers.’ At the same time, the pandemic is speeding up impending changes, like the collapse of the traditional holdback time between cinema and online release, which will have profound implications. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.