Aspiring film industry enthusiasts will be in for a treat when the upcoming Connecting Creatives session, with local guest speakers, unpacks the charm and challenges of working in film and television as a profession.
The session, to be held at Woodgate Community Hall on Saturday 17 September, will host a panel of guest speakers including television educator Warren Duxbury and producer, filmmaker, and cinematographer David Quarrell.
The special event, in partnership with Bundaberg Regional Council and Central Queensland Regional Arts Network (CQRASN), is aimed at bringing the regions’ arts industry together for a morning of information sharing and networking.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said it was great to see events like these being held in Woodgate, to assist in supporting the creative community and providing accessible education sessions.
“The Connecting Creative’s events are a fantastic way for the community to meet like-minded people while learning about different industries,” Cr Learmonth said.
“I encourage anyone interested in the film and television industry, or who would just like to find out a bit more, to attend the session.”
CQRASN’s Trudie Leigo said the theme was chosen to provide people in the region insight into working in film and TV.
“This event is aimed at people working in the creative industries, or people wanting to get into the industry,” Trudie said.
“Careers pathways in the film industry can include cinematography, animation, film production, screenwriting and distribution, to name a few.”
“This topic was chosen because in recent years there has been very few events held regionally to support conversations and networking between people working in the film and TV industry.
“It is a challenging sector, that is largely metro based and yet we have people with incredible experience in our region who are willing to share their learnings with others.
“The conversation will provide an understanding to how broad the opportunities are in the industry.”
“While the session will be very educational for artists, creatives, arts workers, film makers and students, everyone is more than welcome,” she said.
“People will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about some of the pathways into a career in film and television.”
“We cannot wait to share with the audience the depth of experience and fascinating background stories of our guest speakers.”
Connecting Creatives film event guest speakers include:
- Warren Duxbury, Film and Television Educator
- David Quarrell, Producer, Filmmaker and Cinematographer
- Jolene Watson, RADF Officer, Bundaberg Regional Council
- Trudie Leigo, CQRASN
Registrations for the event are essential by Monday, 12 September, with refreshments to be served.
You can find out more about the event here.
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