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Features

Three skills every film director needs – a practical guide

Melanie Killingsworth outlines the top skills needed for directors working between commercials, shorts and longer narrative projects.

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News

Annual drama figures – wear the mask, count the money, bet on change

There are real opportunities in the annual Australian drama figures, but some really stubborn problems as well.

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News

Meet the NZ crew behind International Emmy-winning online series INSiDE

From New Zealand, the Luminous Beasts make an online series about COVID while living with the virus – to take…

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News

Smartphone feature film production rises and rises

As the funding environment gets worse, smartphone filmmakers get organised and grow their aesthetic.

Education & Student News

Upskill at home and explore new fields with online short courses

Whether you’re looking for employment opportunities or wanting a taste of new creative pursuits, AFTRS online short courses open doors…

Career Advice

What do screen students want? Some answers from VCA and Griffith

While students play with their new tools, teachers pick the true artists, and watch them learn the strength to compromise.

Career Advice

How to be a location manager: 'find someone who's got a bit of nous'

Steve Brett is a veteran location manager. He offers some pungent insights about the job, its pains and pleasures, and…

Opinions & Analysis

Who really owns Hollywood?

We analyse the quarterly and annual results of the biggest screen media production companies, and speculate on the motives of…

Opinions & Analysis

Learning to leave – new programs to engage creatives with the world

In response to a globalised industry, become a professional nomad. Here's two support measures which reflect fundamental changes in the…

Opinions & Analysis

The future of film: a simple guide

A group of UK companies and researchers look at the future in a short and very useful report, covering everything…

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