Fancy a career in the spotlight or perhaps working behind the scenes to create some of the TV, films and media we love to watch? There are many exciting roles in these industries that we explored our Industry Live on 10 Sept 2020 at 11.30am-12.30pm AEST. The topic was “Careers on and off screen” and we were joined by a number of high profile speakers giving us the inside scoop:
Luke McGregor – Actor, writer and comedian
Luke has performed at national and international comedy festivals and appeared in many TV shows. He is best known for his work on TV series Rosehaven and Utopia. Luke grew up in Tassie where he attended university, and he talked to us about what it takes to grow a successful career in entertainment.
Nathan Kannegiesser – Stunt actor
Nathan is known for his stunt work on movies including Hacksaw Ridge, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Fast and The Furious: F9. Nathan talked to us about what it’s like to work in the movies, some of the interesting stunts he’s performed, and the skills you’ll need for getting into his line of work. Nathan Kannegiesser in action:
Derek Hall – Head of studios
Derek is the Head of Studios for Screen Queensland and has worked directly on film projects for Universal, Marvel, Disney, IMAX and Netflix. Derek has also been a film producer and shared his insider knowledge about the film industry and his secrets for success.
Astrid Wells Cooper – Casting agent, actor and voice artist
Astrid is a casting agent, running Wells Cooper Casting, casting actors in Hobart & Brisbane. Astrid has been involved in casting for TV series The Kettering Incident and Rosehaven. Astrid is also an actor and voice artist. She talked to us about the skills you need to become a casting agent as well as her tips on getting into film and TV. Astrid in action, image by Laura Purcell:
About Industry Live:
Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator. Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12.
Simply register and we’ll be in touch to talk you through log-ins and logistics, more information about Industry Live and how to register can be found via this link.