Monthly Archives: July 2014

Video: Reinvent Hollywood – The Artists. With Ted Hope

Streamed live on 10 Jun 2014
If you are a filmmaker or other individual working in the film industry, you are trapped in a paradox. It is a time of tremendous opportunity, yet also a time of great hardship. The tools for creation and distribution have never been cheaper, yet only an elite few can actually make a living. This roundtable will look at how things could be different for a much broader range of artists of all sorts. Could we create a system that allows many more artists to create much more work that could be enjoyed by a much wider range of audiences? What would be needed? How would that work?

It’s the best of times and the worst of times to be a filmmaker. Check out what Paul Schrader, Ritesh Batra, Melissa Silverstein, Scott Foundas, Mynette Louie, and Austin Kleon had to share with me about how we can ReInvent Hollywood to better serve the artist. Reinvent Hollywood – The Artists

Reinventors is a series of virtual roundtables done over the new medium of group video about how to fundamentally reinvent many of our 20th-century systems to work in the new realities of our 21st-century world.
Each session starts with an anchor interview of a remarkable “reinventor” who lays out his or her ideas on how to fundamentally reinvent a field, and that flows into a roundtable discussion with other experts and innovators who can build off those ideas.
The whole video conversation is streamed to a live audience through the web.
Reinvent America is the inaugural project that will launch in early 2013 and look at how to fundamentally reinvent America across many fields. How can we help the country make the transition to the all-digital, fully global, more sustainable world of the coming decades and take on the huge challenges that lie ahead?
If you’re interested in following this new kind of video conversation, get involved at: www.reinventors.net

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Research – Screen Hub Salary Survey

The inaugural ScreenHub 2014 Salary Survey Report is the definitive online guide to Australian screen industry salaries, career drivers, job satisfaction, funding and future outlook perceptions.

The report analyses results from an online survey conducted in March 2014 which was distributed to the screen sector and garnered 382 valid responses.
The survey found the profile of a typical person participating in the screen sector is aged 40; could be either male or female; lives in Sydney; is highly educated with a minimum of a graduate degree; works for a privately owned small business not reliant on funding and services the Television sector.
They are employed as a Producer, earn on average $69,000 per annum and believe their earning capacity will increase on last year. They will tend to have more than one job but no more than two. The majority of their income will come from the screen industry.
Their average job tenure is 7 years having worked in the screen industry on average for 14.34 years. Every week they work on average 41.67 hours; are motivated not by money but by their passion for the screen industry and overall enjoy what they do.

Access to ScreenHub requires subscription, and if you’re interested in the film industry, its worth every penny, er I mean cent – giving away my Enlgish ancestry there!

Screen Hub Salary Survey 2014 | ArtsHub Australia

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Article: Top 27 Best New Australian Films To Watch-2014/

Article published in Cinemazzi
Author: Marie C
Published on February 5th 2014

If 2013 was one of the worst on record, then 2014 is about to redeem itself in one hell of a fight for Australian movies.
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Read there full article here

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Vincent Cassel in The Partisan
From the producers of Snowtown comes the tale of young Alexander who, raised to see the world through cult leader Gregori’s eyes whilst growing up in a commune, is starting to think for himself.

Article: From Short to first Feature – an autobiographical case study by Gregor Schmidinger

This is a lovely honest account of one filmmakers perseverance in filmmaking, and in life, from an early age to pre production his first feature film.

Article published in Medium
Author: Gregor Schmidinger Chief Executive Artist. Psychonaut. Aspiring Sex God. Working on my debut feature film
Publsihed: July 3rd 2014

When I was eight years young I first dreamed of becoming a film director. Fast forward 20 years to July 4th 2014 and I’m in the midst of developing my debut feature film — Nevrland. The following story tells this journey. But before we get started, use the bathroom and get a cup of coffee because this is one of those blog posts that gets tagged #longread on Twitter…….

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Research – PWC Australia Media and Entertainment Outlook – live stream at 3.30pm today

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PwC’s 13th annual Australian Entertainment & Media Outlook

PwC is pleased to present the 13th edition of The Australian Entertainment & Media Outlook 2014-2018, our flagship research report. The launch event will include revenue forecasts for eleven entertainment and media sectors as well as the results of our consumer and trend research.

There is a live webcast today at 3.30pm
Watch here: http://www.pwc.com.au/industry/entertainment-media/publications/outlook/

Article: Going from Monsters to Godzilla: Director Gareth Edwards gives advice to filmmakers.

Article in No Film
Author: Jo Marine
Published: 30th April
Gareth Edwards, who you might know from his very DIY film Monsters, is back with another monster film, Godzilla. While he’s got quite a bit more money to spend on this project than the last ($160 million versus Monsters which was made for under $1 million), the basic aspects of filmmaking are no different, and regardless of budget, it still takes the same discipline. Gareth, who has been in VFX most of his career, has been working towards his goal of becoming a director from a very early age, and shares some fantastic advice to all filmmakers:

Read the full article here:

Advice to Filmmakers

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Research: Artfacts

Some golden research into Australia’s arts industry.

It’s time to get the facts.
Art Facts is the new home for statistics about Australian arts. Here you will find a range of facts about Australia’s vibrant arts sectors and the latest trends in art creation, industry, global trade, participation and support.
Explore visual arts and craft statistics: from how many people attend galleries and do visual arts and craft to how much visual artists earn and the international connections of Australian arts practice.
Find out more about music: from what musicians earn to concert ticket sales and how many rock songs were released last year.
Research by The Australia Council


Check out the website here

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