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Screen Industry Careers Event Sells Out

TAFE Queensland hosts successful Screen Industry Careers Event.

The screen industry is one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors in the world, offering a variety of careers that require a diverse range of skills. On Monday, March 27, from 5pm to 8pm, TAFE Queensland hosted the Screen Industry Careers event at Event Cinemas Coomera. The Screen Industry Careers event offered valuable insights into the various careers associated with the screen industry and the essential skills necessary to for success in these roles.

The Screen Industry Careers event attracted people from career advisors, to high school and tertiary students and educators, industry professionals, and emerging talents. During the event, a panel of industry experts shared their career experiences and provided valuable insights into the skill sets that are highly sought after in various screen productions, including gaming, television, film, virtual production, and broadcast.

The panel of industry experts included:

o   Lynne Benzie, President Village Roadshow Studios

o   James Greville, Executive Producer Two Little Films

o   Gerry O’Leary, NEP Broadcast

o   Pete Divers, Head of VFX at Fika Entertainment

o   Kylee Kay, Chief Operations Officer at Toast Games

TAFE Queensland’s Work Integrated Learning Officer, Karen Graham, mentioned the panellist shared their insights to the variety of skills required to develop a screen production and the many roles and career pathways available.

“All panellists have had extensive careers in the screen industry and are keen to inspire more people to move into this ever-expanding industry,” Karen said.

“TAFE Queensland was thrilled to provide attendees with an event to learn about the diverse range of careers in the screen industry, and the skills and expertise required to excel in these careers."

The event sold out weeks in advance which goes to show the immense interest, in working in the film and screen industry on the Gold Coast. 

After the panel discussion, attendees delved deeper into the screen industry at the event's industry expo, which showcased various facets of the industry.

Exhibitors included:

o   Sean Genders, Prosthetic makeup artist (Aquaman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Elvis, Mad Max…)

o   Toast Games, Plank VR game

o   Alpha Media Services, camera, audio, lighting equipment

o   Goat Track Theatre, youth acting classes

o   NEP, Broadcast operations for live sports

o   Southern Cross Uni + TAFE, education pathways

o   Film Fantastic, Gold Coast Film Festival information

o   Screen Queensland, film productions, placements, careers, funding information

According to the state government in 2023 alone, the Gold Coast has already seen six productions come to the city, contributing an estimated $130 million to the local economy and creating 870 jobs for locals, highlighting the rapid growth of the screen industry in the region.