Issue 089
5 February 2014
 UNBROKEN behind the scenes
 Screen NSW eNewsletter February 2014
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
05 Feb 14 | Feature films in NSW this month

Feature film Backtrack, starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neill, is currently filming in NSW as Angelina Jolie's Unbroken wraps this month in NSW after a successful shoot.

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Image: Angelina Jolie directing UNBROKEN
05 Feb 14 | Locations database captures NSW

Screen NSW’s online Locations Database gives New South Wales (NSW) a fresh competitive edge as a preferred destination for Australian and international film and television productions.

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05 Feb 14 | Screen NSW welcomes Kristy Best into Producer Extension Placement program

Screen NSW welcomes Kristy Best into the Producer Extension Placement program for six months and farewells Jessica Mitchell, award winning producer of short films Tsjernobyl Hearts, Yardbird and Arietta.

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03 Feb 14 | New Year, new start for your small business

Start the new year with a bang and get your small business organised with some specialist advice from Monica Davidson, Small Biz Connect Advisor, Creative Industries.

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03 Feb 14 | Backyard Ashes screening in Sydney

Catch new comedy Backyard Ashes around Sydney at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne and the Randwick Ritz.

Starring Andrew S Gilbert, Felix Williamson, Rebecca Massey, John Wood and Damian Callinan, Backyard Ashes tells the tale of Dougie Waters who loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. His paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour is forced to leave town and a pompous Englishman, Edward Lords, moves in.
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03 Feb 14 | General Manager position vacant, Northern Rivers Screenworks

Northern Rivers Screenworks is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to lead the organisation as General Manager. The part time (4 days/week) role oversees all aspects of managing the organisation, its industry and professional development programs and screen culture events, working with the Board of Directors and small team of staff.
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03 Feb 14 | New screening venue at Metro Screen

Screen your next film or project at the new cinema set up in the Metro Screen Studios with seats for up to 70 people.

The sound-proof air conditioned studio is perfect for small screenings, cast and crew previews and audience testing. The screening facilities feature a Panasonic solid shine lamp free projector which screens in full HD on a 150" screen with a stereo Behringer sound system.
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30 May 14 | Indigenous Governance Awards call for applications

Do you know an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or project that is really kicking goals?

Reconciliation Australia and BHP Billiton are proud to launch the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards.
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31 Jan 14 | NSW productions dominate 2014 AACTA Awards

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has congratulated NSW film and television producers who have dominated at the 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, Australia’s most prestigious screen industry accolades.

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14 Jan 14 | Minister Souris congratulates Cate Blanchett on Golden Globe win

Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has congratulated Cate Blanchett on winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for her starring role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

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Image: Cate Blanchett at the Golden Globe Awards 2014
04 Feb 14 | Flickerfest’s Short Documentary category now Academy Accredited

Flickerfest's Short Documentary category has been recognised as officially Academy® Accredited. The Short Documentary category now joins the already Academy® Accredited Best International Short Film, Best Short Animation and Best Australian Short categories.

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05 Feb 14 | Short courses with AFTRS OPEN

There are lots of great new courses at AFTRS Open. New Structures In Screenwriting with Linda Aronson on advanced theories and techniques for creating original story design is coming to Sydney and Melbourne. The Online course Screenwriting For Film starts in February as does Peter James’ Anamorphic Lens Masterclass, and in May there’s Finding Animation with PIXAR artists Matthew Luhn (Story Supervisor), Andrew Gordon (Directing Animator) and Bobette Buster (Script Consultant to Pixar, Sony and Disney).
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05 Feb 14 | Short Course Industry Training with Metro Screen

Take a series of accredited part-time short courses in the evenings or over weekends to build up an industry specialisation.

Metro Screen has 24 short courses online for the first half of 2014 ranging from writing, direction, production, post production, cinematography, sound and editing. Courses are set to suit all levels of training, from introductory through to intermediate levels.
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03 Feb 14 | New York Film Academy opens in Sydney

International film and acting school, The New York Film Academy, has opened a brand new campus in Sydney.

The state-of-the-art facility, currently undergoing final stages of completion on the corner of Pitt Street and Liverpool Street, is already taking enrolments for the government-accredited One-Year Acting and One-Year Filmmaking diploma courses, as well as short and evening courses, and will officially opened its doors to students on 30 January.
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03 Feb 14 | Media Law For Non-Lawyers publication

The completely updated 2nd edition of Media Law for Non-Lawyers will be available in February.

Edited by media lawyer Lyndon Sayer-Jones with 390 pages, colour flow charts & Tandberg cartoons, the publication includes new chapters from 15 specialist entertainment lawyers in Australia such as Nina Stevenson, Bryce Menzies, Michael Frankel AM, Greg Sitch and Lloyd Hart.
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13 Feb 14 | Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014

The Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014 will take place in Sydney from February 13-23.

To see the full program, buy tickets and passes please visit the Queer Screen website.
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15 Feb 14 | Pitch Perfect with Information and Cultural Exchange

Information and Cultural Exchange's (ICE) Pitch Perfect Forum and Info Session is the first stage in a long term development program for Western Sydney filmmakers interested in developing their ideas into strong pitches for television and film.

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15 Feb 14 | Character, Dialogue & The Craft of Script Writing with Pilar Alessandra

Taught by Los Angeles screenwriting instructor Pilar Alessandra, this day-long, interactive seminar offers writing tools and techniques to help you create strong characters, heightened emotional moments, memorable lines of dialogue, and engaging action lines.

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18 Feb 14 | Are You Employing People in the Screen Industry?

Screen Producers Australia is holding an Industrial Relations Masterclass on the industrial fundamentals that apply to all Australian screen production businesses.

If you currently employ or intend to employ staff, make sure you are aware of your rights, obligations and responsibilities:
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28 Feb 14 | Byron Bay Film Festival

Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) 2014 will run from February 28th to March 9th.

BBFF encourages filmmakers and audiences to open their eyes, minds and hearts to new possibilities and experiences. the festival is passionate about supporting independent filmmakers in all stages of their careers. The festival features an award for the Best Young Australian Filmmaker which is open to Australian directors under 25 and offers young Australian filmmakers reduced entry fees for their films.
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27 Feb 14 | Sydney Film Festival open for submissions

Entries are now open for the 61st annual Sydney Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday 4 June until Sunday 15 June, 2014.

2014 will mark the 44th year of the Festival presenting its Australian short film competition, making it the oldest short film competition in Australia. Since 1970, the competition has served as launch pad for emerging Australian film talent, spring-boarding countless directors, producers and actors down a path to international success.
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10 Apr 14 | Good Pitch2 Australia applications open for 2014 event

Filmmakers are invited to apply for Good Pitch2 Australia - the international forum for social impact documentaries, to be held for the first time in Sydney on October 8, 2014.

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15 May 14 | Lebanese Film Festival call for submissions

The Lebanese Film Festival is calling on local, national and international film makers to submit their films for the 2014 event.

Films directed by someone of Lebanese descent; or reflect Lebanon, its people or its culture; or filmed in Lebanon, can be submitted.
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