The Creative Network Music in Film & TV

An all Female Industry Q&A Panel!

The Creative Network is excited to announce that Jemma Burns, Leyla Varela, Nadine Riezouw and special guest music composers will be joining us for an industry Q & A panel on the topic of Music in Film and Television. 

We invite you to ask your questions about legally getting music for your screen and media projects and about getting your music licensed and distributed! 

This is your chance to find out more from industry specialists working as studio managers, licensing and sync managers, Film/TV music supervisors and composers. Collectively, the panel has worked on television shows including Grey's Anatomy, Underbelly, Offspring and Packed to the Rafters and films such as Lion, Dance Academy and Jasper Jones.

We encourage you to use this time and take advantage of this opportunity to find out more from professionals in the industry! The experience will be tailored to assure all your questions are addressed. Head to the bottom of this page to read some testimonial reviews from our first event!

The content of this event is relevant to all students within the creative industries and:

- Musicians 
- Songwriters
- Animators
- Film Makers
- Artists
- Bands
- Composers
- Entertainment Managers
- App Developers

Topics that will be addressed at the Industry Q&A Panel:

- How to get your music into film and television productions
- Working to a brief
- Score composition and writing for screen
- Licensing and syncing
- How to get started
- How to engage relevant companies

Prepare any questions you have or topics you'd like to see discussed by leaders in the industry! 

Workshop details:


Wednesday 19th July
9:30am to 11:30am
Auditorium, JMC Academy Melbourne Campus



Thursday 20th July
4:30pm to 6:30pm 
Auditorium, JMC Academy Brisbane Campus



Friday 21st July 
4:30pm to 6:30pm 
Auditorium Level 2, JMC Academy Sydney Campus



Jemma Burns

Jemma Burns is the Film/TV Music supervisor at Level Two. Burns is known for her work in the music department on the films and television programs Lion, Offspring, Dance Academy, Jasper Jones The Rover, Top of the Lake, The Kettering Incident and many more. She has previously worked as the film/TV music supervisor at Mana Music.

Leyla Varela

Leyla Varela is the Studio Manager of Electric Dreams. Electric Dreams is a dynamic community of composers, producers and engineers working as an arts collective of 10 composers/producers in residence and an ever-growing extended family of artists. Electric Dreams is a music house, a fully-feature recording studio, a record label and an online radio network. It is their integrated approach that allows them to produce distinctive composition, production and sound design for a diverse range of media, from movies to games.

Leyla is responsible for dealing with both ad agency producers and commercial directors as well as long form (film/tv) directors, producers and sound designers. She has a great insight into the current climate in both industries and will discuss musical trends as well as the financial viability of working in these fields.

Nadine Riezouw

Nadine Riezouw is the Licensing and Sync Manager at GAGA Music. GAGA is a Melbourne-based independent music licensing company in charge of placing Australian music into multiple audiovisual projects including Film, Shorts, Advertisements, Web Series, TV and more. Nadine has worked on television shows including Greys Anatomy, Underbelly, Winners and Losers, Hosue Husbands and Packed to the Rafters.


“Since my time at JMC, I have been privy to attending events that I otherwise may not have heard about and these are the moments where JMC shines. It is consistently going above and beyond to help students both in and outside the classroom. This may have been the first ‘Creative Network’ but it most certainly shouldn’t be the last.” 
– Curtis Lee, Film & Television Student JMC Academy

“It was very interesting and informative. I learned some skills that I can apply to my own projects.” 

“Everyone did a great job. Keep providing these opportunities - it'll do wonders for people looking to get more involved.”

“I loved the event, it was a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with industry professionals and Screen Australia. 1000% would attend again.”