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How I Got My Career in Screen & Media

November 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Screen & Media Jobs Growth

Screen and Media are part of a Creative Industries boom happening in NSW at the moment. There is strong growth in video production and specific careers such as Editing, Assistant Directing and Producing.

  • 57% of Australian film and TV drama is produced in NSW. source: Screen NSW
  • Employment growth in NSW creative industries nearly double that of the rest of the State’s workforce with 2.6% vs 1.4% per annum from 2006 to 2011. source: NSW Government Report
  • Australian media industry revenues are projected to rise to $29.1 billion by 2015 with strong jobs growth. source: Google Digital Boom Report


  • Antony Waddington – Producer
  • Lisa Gray – Head of Content, The Feds
  • Claire Marshall –  Development Producer, The Feds
  • Jas Shennan – Editor
  • Guest moderator, Annmaree J Bell – Producer, Azure Productions

Free Career Information Session

Thursday 6 November
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Metro Screen Studios
Paddington Town Hall

Diploma Screen & Media | January – July 2015

Diploma of Screen and Media Graduate with multiple production experiences, full film theory, an internship and industry reference. VET FEE-HELP approved. Only 15 places available so book an interview today on 9356 1818. Applications close 15 December.

Diploma Multiplatform 2015

VET Fee Help is available for this course
Future proof your career by learning the latest techniques for creating story worlds across different platforms with the Diploma of Multiplatform Production. You will learn the skills to cover a variety of content making roles, with an understanding and qualification in transmedia storytelling. Throughout the course you will develop a blog, design and model a project prototype and then pitch it to an industry panel at a showcase.

Speaker Bios

Antony Waddington – Producer
 Antony spent the 1980’s to 90’s working Paper Bark Films as a producer on training films and making music videos for Sony Music, WEA, EMI & Mushroom Records. At the same time he was an actor with (amongst others), the Sydney Theatre Co., State Theatre Co. of South Australia and The New England Theatre Co. Antony executive produced, was stills photographer on and co-wrote the documentaries, Spirits of the Carnival, Tides of Passage and Photographers of Australia. Antony developed and produced Fred Schepisi’s multi-award winning 2011 feature adaptation of Patrick White’s novel, The Eye of the Storm (staring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis). He has several features and documentaries in development including, The Madman’s Tale, Gus, Powder and Belonging. Antony lectures in Producing, Production Management, Business Communication and Cultural Studies; his qualifications include an M.A. Performance Studies (Syd. Uni.) and a B.A. Communications (UTS).
Lisa Gray – Head of Content, The Feds
Lisa is the Head of Content at The Feds and has been working in Media Production for over 15 years. Within her role as Head of Content, she has instigated the development of long form television productions and interactive initiatives. One of her most recent projects, 2 Series of Stay Tuned an interactive music show for ABC3, won an Atom Award for ‘Best Children’s Factual Television’ and she was also Executive Producer on The New Crowd The Feds first international commission, an MTV Pilot for a 10 part TV series. Prior to joining The Feds, Lisa worked as a Senior Video Producer for 3 Mobile and was responsible for spearheading “Now on Planet 3” one of Australia’s first in-house daily news and entertainment shows streamed directly to mobile handsets. Lisa has worked across many formats including drama, factual, documentary, light entertainment, reality television, music, live television and sport. Lisa is passionate about social media and the online space. She has been a guest speaker twice at MIPTV in Cannes, on Branded Entertainment & Interactive Media at SPAA and Mumbrella 360, has also been a guest lecturer at AFTRS on multi-platform Media and has also mentored at X Media Lab.
Claire Marshall – Development Producer, The Feds
Claire has spent the last 10 years working in the Film and television industry. From turning kids into bulls and basketballs for The Sleep Over Club (Channel 7) to solving crimes of missing sheep in the award-winning Lockie Leonard series (Channel 9) to directing in the wilds of Australia on Trapped and Castaway (Channel 10), Claire has worked on almost every major children’s TV show produced in Australia. She has travelled the world directing a Nigerian Bank commercial for the UK and worked with Andre 3000 from Outkast in the US of A. A secret geek, Claire completed the Multi-platform producers scholarship to Metroscreen which led to collaborating with industry great Lance Weiler on an interactive game that might just change the world. Claire is currently working at one of Australia’s most creative production companies – The Feds where she is developing properties across all genres all with amazing multi-platform strategies.
Jas Shennan – Editor
Jas Shennan has more credits than most editors in the country. He’s the man who helped put these stories together for our TV screens – Masterchef, Top Gear Australia, Secret Millionaire, Location Location Location and The Biggest Loser. Editing across the decades of film, video and now digital media, Jas has travelled the world where he studied under legendary British film director Mike Leigh. Executive Producers have credited him as being instrumental to the success of several TV Shows.
Guest Moderator – Annmaree J Bell, Producer Azure ProductionsAnnmaree is the producer and founder of Azure Productions, with over 15 years project management experience Annmaree most recently completed thriller/horror feature film The Jungle with writer/director/producer Andrew Traucki and is currently in post production with feature film Teenage Kicks with writer/director Craig Boreham.


November 6, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Metro Screen Studios
Cnr of Oxford St and Oatley Rd Paddington, NSW + Google Map