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On the set of ‘Somewhere In Between’ | Dir. Emily Boyard and Elise Cociuban

Explore producing – the creative and the business: acquire an advanced skill set in the creation and development of screen stories, identifying audiences, financing, production management and distribution.

Why study producing at AFTRS

AFTRS is a vital and active contributor to the Australian screen industry, a place where students have unparalleled access to the highest level screen producers, filmmakers and mentors. Practitioners at the top of their game continue to develop their skills at AFTRS, coming together for talks, networking, panels and screenings, sharing their knowledge and experience with the next generation.

Uniquely positioned to offer development of deep theoretical thinking and real-world practice – including advances in technology, AFTRS consistently ranks among the top fifteen film schools in the world. Graduates are fully equipped producers, ready to create bold, cutting edge screen content in the rapidly changing screen sector.

Career opportunities

The Master or Arts Screen: Producing will propel you into a career in the screen industries, with specialist skills in ideation, development, team leadership and content creation for every screen existing or as yet unimagined. You will emerge with the skills vital to thrive in today’s fast-moving media landscape and join a network of influential alumni creating bold screen stories for hungry international audiences, within thriving production companies around the globe.

AFTRS Producing alumni include: Katie Shortland, Head of Business Affairs and Strategy for the CJZ Group; Michael Pontin, (Wyrmwood, 2014, co-producer; Backtrack, 2015, associate producer; Otherlife, 2017, producer, Standing up for Sunny, 2019, producer); Taylor Litton-Strain (Jade of Death, 2018, producer, All God’s Creatures, 2014, producer), Sheila Jayadev (Ali’s Wedding, 2017, Stateless, 2020); Liam Heyen (I Am Woman, 2019, co-producer, Top End Wedding, 2019, co-producer; Cleverman, associate producer), Luke Eve (High Life, 2017, Cancelled, 2020).


Meet your lecturers

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Julie Greene

Julie Greene is an Executive Producer and Creative Director and has been working in the television and film industry for over 25 years. After completing a Bachelor of Communications in 1993, Julie has worked consistently and successfully in the tele...

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Essi Haukkamaa-Judge

Essi Haukkamaa-Judge is a Finnish born producer. She has more than 25 years of work experience in the screen industry, working in different production roles in Finland and Australia, and has citizenship for both countries. Essi has been working i...


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Master of Arts Screen: Producing

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Become a multi-skilled content creator and develop your voice as an Australian screen storyteller.

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