• Interview: Juggling business and creative

    Interview: Juggling business and creative

    [caption id="attachment_1856" align="alignleft" width="120"] Laura Clelland Producer, Director and Business Owner[/caption] Laura Clelland has been freelancing in film production for almost 20 years and running Queensland's crew booking agency Essential Crew for 13 years. Her recent project Life of Jess won Best Dramedy at the Asia Web Awards, is nominated for Best Web Series at the New York City International Film Festival and an official selection for Miami Web Fest. Laura's flat out running her...

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  • Screen Forever 2018 – the highlights

    Screen Forever 2018 – the highlights

    Screen Forever 2018 is over. We survived four days of drinking, networking, learning, drinking and discussion. We even survived Jetstar and the weather, getting everyone back to Sydney in the end. It's time to reflect on the highlights. Here's the Preferred Media take on Screen Forever 2018. What we liked The networking. It's fantastic to meet so many people who are genuinely passionate about creating and distributing great content. The Forum Theatre. A stunning venue...

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  • Video on Demand – global and local insights

    Video on Demand – global and local insights

    The 2018 Emmy Awards saw Netflix finally score as many statuettes as HBO.  Amazon might not be big in Australia (yet), but they scooped up 8 awards for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Add in 4 awards for Hulu and the video on demand platforms accounted for 30% of the trophies on offer. Here in Australia, the recently published Moving Image Moving Landscape Report found that 36% of producers have created content for streaming services. It's time to explore...

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