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Short, Sharp and Immediately Useful

Short, Sharp and Immediately Useful is a series of professional development seminars designed for busy industry practitioners, including managers, executive producers, producers and entrepreneurs to help you get up to speed on the subjects that are important for your career, your company and/or your projects.

Each seminar will be specifically tailored for the creative industries, informed by our industry intel. There’s a wide variety of topics – something for everyone over the year including project financing, social media as part of your business strategy, developing your brand, managing creative teams, developing IP and emerging tech.

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Upcoming seminars

Money Money Money

AFTRS professional development seminar on raising finance for TV and film production.

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The Art of Inclusive Filmmaking

AFTRS professional development seminar on managing diversity and inclusion in narrative fictional screen storytelling.

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Past Seminars

Impact Producing

Impact producing workshop for documentary makers with Doc Society Good Pitch director, Malinda Wink.

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The Business of Podcasting

An AFTRS professional development seminar on the business of podcasting: how to create, promote and monetise and engaging podcast series.

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Deals, Rights and Negotiation

Seminar on deals and rights for TV and film distribution and financing AFTRS featuring Nick Cole, Cole media Entertainment and Law.

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Developing IP and Doing It Right

Seminar on developing and monetising Intellectual property in the creative industries, presented by Peter Kite and Stephen Digby.

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Audience, Strategy and Building Your Brand

AFTRS professional development seminar on developing personal and content branding, presented by Peter Drinkwater.

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Managing Creative Teams

Professional development seminar on managing creative people including leadership and communication skills with Dee Brown and Krista Jordan.

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But Is It A Good idea?

Professional development seminar on idea validation, testing and experimentation with design and innovation expert Tarra van Amerongen.

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DIY Social Media for Creative Businesses

Seminar on social media planning for creative business with David Clune, Dom McCusker and Diana Nguyen.

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Preparing for Post in a Post-Pandemic World

A range of solutions and strategies for using technology to navigate production workflows and finance in a post-COVID world.

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Back To Work: COVID-Style

Co-presented by AFTRS and SPA, this seminar will address the basic principles and practical application of the Australian screen industry’s COVID-S...

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