Leading agency 72andSunny Sydney and the
Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), the nation's
premier screen and broadcast school, have announced a partnership to
diversify the talents of Australian screen content creators.
partnership builds on the mission of 72andSunny to expand the creative
class and AFTRS purpose of finding and empowering Australian talent to
shape and share their stories with world. A genuine two-way partnership
where AFTRS will upskill 72andSunny creatives in production craft, while
AFTRS' students will benefit from the agency's expertise, including in
the vital area of creative entrepreneurship.
Says Chris Kay, partner and managing director at 72andSunny APAC: "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."
Says Neil Peplow, CEO of AFTRS:
"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."
The partnership will include:
72andSunny Student Employment Commitment: The agency will commit to
hiring one AFTRS graduate on contract per year for the next three years.
● Quarterly Internship Program at 72andSunny for AFTRS students
72andSunny teaching into AFTRS courses: 72andSunny will share their
expertise on branding, capitalising creativity and the future of
● 72x35MM screenings: Each quarter, AFTRS & 72andSunny will host 35mm film screenings celebrating Australian film.
● 72andSunny employees will attend AFTRS classes on production craft, including cinematography, editing and documentary filmmaking