Wendy Gray

Wendy Gray

Head of AFTRS Open

Wendy Gray is the Head of AFTRS Open, the short course division of the Australian Film Television and Radio School.  Prior to this Wendy was Head of the TV Unit at AFTRS Open for 2 and a half years . Wendy runs a range of TV-Industry focused short and tailored courses, with a strong focus on factual TV. They feature units on writing, researching, interviewing, editing and shooting factual content.

Wendy started her career in the media at ABC TV, where she worked for twelve years in a wide variety of production roles, across all genres. Her final years at the ABC saw her devising, producing and directing a number of Children’s television series including the AFI-award winning The Ferals and forty episodes of Play School.

Since this time at the ABC Wendy has continued to work on a wide range of television productions, including documentary series Greatest Cities of the World with Griff Rhys-Jones, and The Upside Down Show, an award-winning children’s series with the Children’s Television Workshop.

Wendy has been involved in a number of cross-media projects, including the launch of ABC 2 - working with ABC New Media on the development of this new channel; working as Online Content Producer for the Southern Cross University website; managing a new website build for Crawford Productions for the highly successful Saddle Club website and also two years as a Senior website producer for Gadfly media, supervising website content for clients such as SOCOG (Sydney 2000 Olympics) and NRMA.

Wendy has also worked for the Australian Film Commission (now Screen Australia) on a major online content project Australian Screen Online and taught production at SAE.


Graduate Diploma Interactive Multimedia (UTS)

Executive Certificate in Event Management (UTS)

BA in Communications (Macquarie University)

Professional History

ABC TV: Floor Manager, Director, Producer, Series Producer, 1985 - 1997

Freelance TV and Website content Producer, 1998-2011

AFTRS Head of TV, Open Program, 2011-present

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