AFTRS announces series two of Lumina podcast

Australian screen, arts and broadcast school AFTRS has announced the second season of its Lumina podcast, hosted by Fenella Kernebone.

The announcement:


AFTRS, Australia’s premier screen arts and broadcast school, today launched the second series of Lumina that explores how, as the economy changes, the value of creative work is increasing.

Lumina host is Fenella Kernebone, the head of curation at TEDxSydney and a former presenter at ABC’s Radio National and Triple J.

Over five episodes, series two covers how to spot creative opportunities in non-creative business, how people are applying storytelling skills to social problems and the role creative industries play diplomatically and economically on the world stage. Series one looked at how technology is challenging and shaping the way we share stories.

In series two, Fenella speaks to leaders from Australia and around the world to explore the unique opportunities for creative industries at this moment in time. Guests include Russel Howcroft (PwC’s Chief Creative Officer and AFTRS chair), Zareh Nalbandian (CEO of production powerhouse Animal Logic), Wendy Zukerman (Gimlet Media), Erika Soto Lamb (Comedy Central) and Greg Basser (Gentle Giant Media Group).

AFTRS Acting CEO Georgie McClean said: “Australian creativity offers extraordinary opportunities for new forms of productivity, even for businesses who haven’t traditionally engaged in creative work. Lumina explores those opportunities and the ways that creative practices can have a powerful impact across the community. These new episodes are compelling listening for curious minds who want to thrive in the emerging creative economy.”

Lumina is produced for AFTRS by Audiocraft, with Selena Shannon and Jess O’Callaghan. Sound engineer is Ryan Pemberton and Executive Producer is Kate Montague.

EPISODE 1 – The value of creativity

What are your creative skills worth to the future Australian economy?

Hear from Russel Howcroft and Dr Georgie McClean about AFTRS Creativity Manifesto and a new approach for thinking about the role creative skills can play in traditionally non-creative arenas.

EPISODE 2 – Old problems with creative solutions

How can I spot creative opportunities in non-creative business? Skills like problem solving, lateral thinking, storytelling are valuable outside traditional creative industries — learn about how practitioners can seek opportunities out and approach old problems in new ways.

Hear from James Boyce from creative experience company, Grumpy Sailor about their collaboration with the TAC, tackling the ambitious goal of zero deaths on Victorian roads with technology, experience and storytelling.

EPISODE 3 – Social problems with creative solutions

How can creatives make work with a real social impact? Creative skills can have economic value, but they can also have real social value. Hear from Comedy Central’s first head of social impact Erika Soto Lamb and filmmaker Christopher Nelius on his global initiative The Lion’s Share.

EPISODE 4 – The value of a creative idea

How can I harness, and protect, the value of my intellectual property? Creative ideas are valuable. But as a creative it can be hard to know what is worth protecting and when it’s worth sharing IP to get things made. Hear from Wendy Zukerman of podcast Science Vs, who sold the idea to US company Gimlet Media and Animal Logic’s Zareh Nalbandian, on why IP generation is good business.

EPISODE 5 – Creative ideas in the global economy

How can creative work influence Australia’s image on the world stage, and why should practitioners care? Australian Hollywood producer Greg Basser (Gentle Giant Media Group) explains the value of thinking of your creative career as an international one — and the economic, diplomatic and social benefits of being major creative players.

Source: AFTRS media release


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