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Industry survey to track screen careers

Whether you've been in the industry for 20 years or 2 years, a new survey wants to hear from you.

The Australian Film Television & Radio School has commissioned a survey to track career pathways in the film, television, radio and screen industries.

Individuals are invited to share their insights and experiences, whether they have been in the industry for 20 years or two years.

The survey, commissioned by AFTRS and conducted by Screen Audience Research, has been developed in consultation with a range of industry organisations, with a goal to gather information about career paths in the Australian screen, broadcast and content industries. The survey aims to capture a snapshot of where we are and what’s working well and less well, in order to be able to provide valuable data and recommendations on how government agencies, higher education and private enterprise can better support practitioners in this new world.

“We all know that the screen and broadcast industries are in a state of near-permanent change and disruption. As processes, practices, and technologies have changed, so have the pathways people take to enter and progress through our industries. But what does this mean for new talent coming into our industry, for existing practitioners, for production companies seeking great people and for agencies looking to support this talent?” said AFTRS CEO, Nell Greenwood.

“We know that there are many challenges for emerging and early to mid-career practitioners to gain consistency of employment, and to progress along their chosen path. But is this the case for everyone? What infrastructure is missing? Is it purely the nature of our industry, and do we all just have to accept the status quo? The survey will help us get to the bottom of these questions and plan for the future.”

Chris Oliver-Taylor, Asia-Pacific Chief Executive Officer of Fremantle, says, “I think this is great. Detailed and functional – the data should be incredibly useful.”

Jo Dillon, Chief Creative Officer, Screen Queensland, says, “The survey will be incredibly useful in mapping the industry, career paths and skills development needs.”

The survey, which takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete, will close on Monday 23 August 2021.

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