AFTRS team with 72andSunny in creative entrepreneur program

The Australian Film, Television and Radio School has launched a creative entrepreneurship training program in partnership with agency 72andSunny.

Included in the partnership – intended to diversify the talents of those in the screen industry – will be an internship program, graduate employment opportunities and industry training courses.

72andSunny APAC MD Chris Kay says the partnership “allows us to help foster Australia’s next generation of makers.”

The partnership will see AFTRS instructing 72andSunny creatives in production skills, while the agency will offer places on its quarterly internship program and commi to hire one AFTRS graduate on contract each year.

Chris Kay, partner and managing director at 72andSunny APAC, said, “We’re super excited that working together allows us to help foster Australia’s next generation of makers, and having the honour to do that with Neil, and his smart team, at such a forward-thinking institution like AFTRS, is pretty awesome.”

Neil Peplow, CEO of AFTRS, said, “By bringing young, diverse talent to the creative industry, both 72andSunny and AFTRS are helping to develop the next generation of creative makers who will have the ability to conceive, strategise and produce.

“It’s important that our students have opportunities to learn all aspects of the screen industry; in an increasingly competitive global world, they need to be leaders in both creativity and business.”

Other aspects of the partnership will include 72andSunny staff teaching AFTRS courses on 
branding, capitalising creativity and the future of Australian stories as well as a series of 35mm film 
screenings celebrating Australian film.


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