After weeks of anticipation and planning, week 10 finally came around and our seminar went really well! We had great guests, a good audience and interesting conversations were had. There were a few hiccups along the way but I think we pulled it off really well.
This seminar was one of my favourites and probably the one I was most looking forward to because working internationally is definitely something I want to do one day. The guests included: Elloise Mae Foster who had worked in San Francisco at Google, James Fettes who was an ABC employee who'd travelled and worked for some time in a newsroom in Jakarta and Jane Liscombe who's from England, had worked in Los Angeles and is now the Producer of Exit Films here.
This was the third seminar of the Wanted series and I'd say the most topical and therefore engaging one thus far. The guests were three Women from various areas of the Media Industry: Jenni Tosi (CEO of Film Victoria), Brodie Lancaster (Writer & Editor) and Elizabeth McCarthy (Talks Producer @ 3RRR). As such they were able to draw on experiences and tell anecdotes that illustrated what kind of culture can be expected in different industries.
Today I attended the second seminar of the Wanted series. The topic was "breaking in to the television industry" and although this isn't something that interests me particularly, I found the content pretty interesting and engaging. The format of the seminar was executed really creatively and as a result, it was very entertaining.
Today at uni, the first seminar in the wanted seminar series was held. The subject was "Non-Fiction" and the guests included Terry Cantwell, Genevieve Bailey, John Hughes and Maya Gnyp, all relevant figures in the documentary film industry in Australia. The first portion of the seminar was dedicated to introducing the guests. I was glad to discover that the guests ranges from different roles and came from different sized production companies.