Intro to TV Presenting

Sydney - Mar 24 2018

AFTRS Sydney
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 25 2018
Attendance Pattern
Two days, Sat - Sun 9am - 5pm
Marie Patane
Course fee
$495 / $445

This weekend course is an intensive introduction into TV presenting.

Participants will explore how to become a strong and individual story teller through the medium of television. Topics include how tools and technique can enhance a TV presenter's delivery, the basics of script writing and interview techniques and tricks. Each student will learn how to develop their own unique on screen presence and persona.


On completion of this workshop students will be able to:
• Begin to identify their unique characteristics and how to use these to advantage
• How to work with your own characteristics on camera.
• How to break down a script and bring the words to life through phrasing, breath control, pauses and by adding light and shade with voice and body.
• The basics of body language and how to become aware of physicality on camera.
• How to reduce nerves and worries associated with appearing on camera
• Utilisation of the basics of interview technique. Participants will have identified key elements that make for a great interview and have begun to put these methods into practice.
• Work on script writing technique. The basics will be explored and participants will understand how to move from an idea to a strong piece of storytelling.

Students will not receive a show reel of their work in this course.


"This course was exceptional. The course presenters Marie & Jake were excellent. I learnt so much and it was exceptional value for money! They are highly knowledgeable in presenting and I greatly appreciate all the input, assistance and guidance they gave. A very big thank you!!!!"

"This course was really practical and extremely useful in furthering my journalism career. Marie was very knowledgeable and provided great industry advice."

"Wonderful lecturer who made me feel very comfortable & confident in a nerve-racking situation. Learnt lots."

"Marie and Jake were very helpful and offered great constructive criticism. I learnt a lot and will be taking a lot away from this course."

"Very practical. Hands on. Marie is fantastic. Very honest & constructive feedback."


This is course if for beginners. No assumed knowledge is required.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +. If you are under 18, you will not be eligible to attend this course.


Marie Patane started her TV career as a journalist for the Nine Network in Brisbane on local current affairs program Brisbane Extra and National Nine News before moving to the Today Show to become its Queensland correspondent. Marie has always written and produced her own stories and it was there that her passion for story telling began. In 1999 Marie moved to Sydney to host Entertainment Tonight with Richard Wilkins and continued to appear as a regular on the Today Show. She has also worked on a number of other projects for Channel Nine including co-hosting the 2000 Logies Broadcast and presenting Cleo Bachelor of the Year, Lights Camera Action and the Our House Renovation Specials. Marie also hosted a renovations series called Dream Home before leaving full time employment with the Nine Network to pursue other interests, including Producing and Directing several award-winning short films and developing her first feature film. Marie is currently the “face” of Qantas and has presented for Qantas in-flight entertainment for over 10 years. She has written and producing her own short holiday documentaries which are regularly screened on Domestic and International Qantas flights.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: or 1300 065 281

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The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.