Local production company brings skills development initiative ‘Set Educated’ to Geelong

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Local production company brings skills development initiative ‘Set Educated’ to Geelong

Set Educated is the new skills development initiative that will prepare up to 400 Victorians to enter the screen industry.

Beloved Geelong Production company Saliba Pictures has partnered with Media Mentors to bring the ‘Set Educated’ initiative to Geelong, offering training on set etiquette, safety, crew roles, finding jobs, and valuable industry insights.

Also taking place in Melbourne, the ‘Set Educated’ event is being run to provide training and development opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the screen industry. It will take place in Geelong on 21 May.

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The program is being developed by Media Mentors Australia in partnership with Vic Screen, Freelancers Promotions, and other leading production companies, and aims to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to the screen industry, including how content is made, by whom, and what the Victorian market for 2023 looks like.

It will also cover topics such as set etiquette, health and safety on set, basic equipment, and the working day.

If all that wasn’t enough, the program will also provide advice on finding jobs, creating a CV, and how to pursue further training.


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Featuring speakers Todd Embling, Assistant Director on Picnic at Hanging Rock, Glitch, and The Wrong Girl; Paula Salini – Production Office for Wentworth, Neighbours & Aunty Donna; Prince Nediyedath – Camera Department on John Farnham – Finding the Voice, Birdy, and tons of commercials; and Caitlin Bryan – Electrics Department on Woody Woodpecker, Surviving Summer, and Jack Irish, the event will be delivered to around 115 Geelong participants through a combination of in-person and online formats, including the Geelong in-person session and various online sessions, some of which will be free.

The ‘Set Educated’ event is to provide individuals interested in the screen industry with a comprehensive and accessible training program that covers essential topics required to enter and succeed in the industry. By partnering with industry experts and using multiple delivery models, the program aims to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information to participants, ensuring they are well-equipped to pursue a career in the screen industry.

Set Educated takes place Sunday May 21 from 10am-4pm at Geelong Library, 51 Little Malop St, Geelong. You can find out more and purchase tickets here