When Naomi Lisner’s marriage ended, she made the decision to never let anything hold her back again, especially age and gender. Now, after a lifetime of acting, she’s writing her own screenplays and has just made her directorial debut with Hannah Rosenthal, a short film she might also turn into a feature film or TV series.
From starting out acting in prep, to starring in Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, Michael Whalley tells us why he’s never rested on his laurels.
Michael’s first foray into acting came when he was just five years old, playing the part of Captain Bumble in a five minute presentation to his school. Since then, he’s completely immersed himself in his craft, playing a diverse variety of roles along the way.
Melbourne filmmaker Joy Hopwood has been advocating for diversity in film and TV for over 20 years. Now, not only is she noticing a positive change towards fair representation in the industry, she’s just made her first feature film that tackles the subject head on.
We asked Joy where her drive and passion began:
‘One day, whilst doing Drama and Television at university, I was with a group of enthused drama children – a lot of whom were multicultural – and I asked them, “What would you like to do in the future?”.
Racheal Alcorn, newly crowned Young Executive of The Year at the 2017 Media Super National Print Awards, tells us how she got to where she is, and why she’s excited about the future.
In the short time she’s worked in print, Racheal has already turned her hand to several areas of the industry, and it’s a path that seems to be paying dividends.
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How Media Super helped the careers of three young Australians.
It’s notoriously difficult to break into the arts and entertainment industries. A recent survey of our members found that 81 per cent of people under 30 felt compelled to work for free in order to advance their career or secure a paying job.
After nearly 40 years, former Namoi Valley Independent newspaper owner, Rod Coe is washing the last ink stains from his fingers and heading out to the golf course.
The Gunnedah-based bi-weekly hired local boy Rod in 1971, fresh from a brief stint at the local meat works. The popular community newspaper needed an apprentice hand and machine compositor, allowing Rod to get out of his blooded boots and into an industry on the cusp of major changes.
Charles Firth is the editor-in-chief of The Chaser Quarterly.
The character depicted in this story in purely fictional. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or deceased, or actual events is purely coincidental.
Zooey Hampton-Watkins first fell in love with making handicrafts when she was just seven years old. ‘My family and I were camping in tents in the backyard of a friend’s place and their grandmother decided to throw out her old sewing machine.
It took just 30 seconds for Peter Carstairs to announce to 300 million people that he was a director of comedy.
The television commercial Ultrasound Peter directed for the Doritos competition Crash the Super Bowl, converted 100 million social media viewers, and, at best guess, nearly 200 million television watchers into fans.