Apr 29 2016

She Shoots: Putting Women in the PIcture

A fantastic new training initiative jointly created by AFTRS, Screen NSW, Women NSW and screen leading broadcasters and production companies, She Shoots has been designed to address gender imbalance in the screen industry.

According to Kylie Washington, Director of Unscripted Content at Matchbox Pictures and also the founder of the Executive Women’s Television Group  “Not one single female camera operator or sound recordist has been identified to be working in the reality and unscripted genres within Australian TV."

She Shoots is focused on rectifying this by providing training for female industry practitioners specifically in the areas of camera and sound for Reality TV and has seen Screen NSW, Women NSW, AFTRS and industry come together to make change happen which Neil Peplow, AFTRS CEO, explains is to, "kickstart careers, demonstrate the value of diversity and shift the existing paradigm" reiterated by Courntey Gibson CEO of Screen NSW who says the project ,"displays the joint resolve of the State and Federal Governments to work with the private sector to open doors and create opportunities."

Six to eight applicants will be chosen to take part in the program which is a hybrid of an AFTRS short course to skill up female creatives in the technical aspects of sound and camera skills, set visits to major reality competition programs, training on working in male dominated fields and paid attachments.


Get more information and details on applying >


Australian Government:

  • Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)

State Government

  • Screen NSW
  • Women NSW

Industry Production Companies and Broadcasters

  • Foxtel                                                           
  • Fremantle Media
  • Endemol Shine
  • Matchbox Pictures     
  • ABC                                
  • Screentime
  • Network Seven                                           
  •  Warner Bros
  • CJZ

Last updated April 29, 2016.
Image attribution: Production still from AFTRS student film Foal



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