Friday Oct 12: Jan Chapman – Creative Producer Extraordinaire
Few Australian producers can claim that their films have been honoured with both Academy and Cannes Palme
d’Or awards. But then again, producers of the calibre of Jan Chapman are few and far between. Her fine
judgment, unwavering tenacity and impeccable grace have been key to producing some of Australia’s most
critically and commercially successful films including The Piano, Bright Star, Lantana and Love Serenade to
name a few. Jan has always supported and nurtured the careers of distinctly talented first time feature
filmmakers, starting with Jane Campion and continuing with the likes of Shirley Barrett, Cate Shortland and Leon
Jan will discuss the role of a producer; her approach to nurturing new talent and her long and successful
friendship and partnership with much admired director Jane Campion.
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) serves up fresh, free and topical mind food for screen
arts and broadcast practitioners and enthusiasts alike every week at ACMI. Hosted by Sandra Sdraulig, former
CEO of Film Victoria and Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Friday on My Mind is FREE and
open to all.
Come along and enjoy the informed and film literate host as she discusses creative practice with a range of
interesting guest practitioners each and every Friday throughout the year. The latest details on guests appear in
AFTRS’ weekly Victorian Red-Alert e-bulletin, which you can sign up to receive it via the AFTRS’ website:
AFTRS WEBSITE: www.aftrs.edu.au/
RED ALERT: www.aftrs.edu.au/redalert
Friday on My Mind / Every Friday @ 5pm for FREE
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
FREE tickets can be picked up from the ACMI Box Office on the day of the event from 10am.
Places are limited: First in best dressed. Sessions are usually Unclassified 15+ but on some occasions will
include 18+ material. Get your Friday fix of ideas and insight from some of the best in the business …