Press release from The Lantern Group

The current and future television industry training needs will be revealed in a new research project announced by AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School) CEO Sandra Levy today.

“AFTRS is renowned in Australia as the leading educational institution for the film industry but our work in television is less well known and, arguably, less well developed. This is a priority area for the School and we want key figures in the television industry to help shape our development. This study is their opportunity,” Ms Levy says.

AFTRS has commissioned broadcasting professionals Denise Eriksen and David Brown to conduct face -to- face interviews with leading TV producers and Network executives for the study. Industry practitioners will be encouraged to take part Online through the research study questionnaire at

This study, which will take three months to complete, will deliver recommendations to AFTRS on potential directions to meet requirements of factual and entertainment television content on all platforms now and in the future.

As part of the process, the television industry will also be briefed on what AFTRS currently offers.


AFTRS – Australia's national screen arts and broadcast school – has been delivering advanced training for the film, television and radio industries for nearly 40 years.

The school attracts students from all over Australia who are driven to create, experiment and develop their skills, in all of the specialist areas that make up this dynamic and exciting sector.

In 2008, AFTRS moved to Moore Park and, in a major revamp, created new courses and a more flexible approach to preparing students for their future in the industries. There is now a focus on continuous learning – with short, part-time and full-time courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

This television research project is the ground work for another step in the school’s evolution.

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