Former National Film and Sound Archive of Australia chief engagement officer Mathieu Ravier has joined AFTRS as director of partnerships and development.
"Creativity is a revolutionary act. So is education. The school does both." AFTRS began celebrations for its 50th year this week, bringing together the cohorts of 1973 and 2023.
Producer and screen industry executive Jeanie Davison has joined AFTRS as head of industry and alumni engagement.
AFTRS has appointed art director and production designer Juliet John as head of its master's program, while also announcing seven new staff for discipline lead roles.
Outgoing Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch is set to join Screen Australia in the newly created role of training and industry development manager.
Some 13 AFTRS graduates of the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production are set to undertake paid internships across the ABC, BBC Studios, Endemol Shine Australia, EQ Media, Eureka Productions, ITV Studios Australia, SBS, Warner Bros. and WildBear Entertainment.
Two narrative projects and two documentaries will share in $70,000 of production funding via AFTRS National Talent Camp.
New South Wales may house the most production of any state in Australia but the lines of communication are still well and truly open between the industry and the state's screen agency, according to Screen NSW head Kyas Hepworth.