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Vale MetroScreen: forum and breakup party

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Sydney, Australia: The Metro Screen community will have a chance to celebrate our legacy and launch Emerging Visions, original research commissioned by Metro Screen about the state of play for emerging screen practitioners.

This ground-breaking research, conducted over a six month period, is based on a literature review, secondary data, employer interviews and interviews with screen practitioners from a mix of experience across production roles, both above and below the line.

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Emerging Visions aims to inform an appropriate industry response to the changing landscape in which emerging screen practitioners must compete for jobs and other opportunities.

“The raw materials of the screen industry are its people – their creativity, their skills, their resourcefulness – and unlocking the potential of new talent is an industry-wide responsibility”, said MetroScreen CEO, Christina Alvarez.

MetroScreen is concerned about what the industry look like in five to 10 years without a clear strategy and policies around talent regeneration.

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“I worry about the decisions that are being made regarding the emerging sector without an overall industry strategy around talent renewal. The impact on the diversity of our screen culture may not be felt for another ten years but the breadth of a generation of Australian storytellers may be lost,” said Metro Screen president, Kath Shelper.

MetroScreen is inviting people to discuss the research, reflect on the organisation’s achievements and then, at its Breakup Party, celebrate more than 34 years of support for new voices and diverse storytelling. RSVP is not necessary.

Wednesday 11 November, Chauvel Cinema Paddington. 6 – 10pm