From Sydney to the heart of Bollywood: JMC Academy to deliver industry talks in Mumbai

JMC Academy Sydney lecturer Antony Waddington will visit Mumbai from 10-15 March 2014 to deliver talks at significant creative industries events.

Antony_Waddington.jpgAntony will begin his visit by delivering a workshop to media and advertising professionals, in association with peak professional association The Advertising Club of India. Special guest presenter at the workshop will be Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director of Universal Music and EMI Music, South Asia. The session, titled ‘Entertainment Business Management: Taking Indian Creative Content on to the World Stage’, is the first of a series of professional development events to be delivered through the ground-breaking JMC Academy-Advertising Club collaboration.

The week continues with participation in the FICCI FRAMES convention, India’s key media and entertainment sector trade event. Antony will participate in a panel session titled ‘Skills Education in Media and Entertainment: A Transformation in the Making’. The convention regularly draws the ‘who’s who’ of the industry from the region and beyond, with an expected attendance of up to 3000 media and entertainment professionals. 

While in Mumbai, Antony will also visit the Whistling Woods International Institute of Film, Fashion and Media to speak to students about film making in drama and documentary genres. He will also speak on professional development training in the broader entertainment sector and JMC Academy’s collaboration with the Advertising Club.

Antony is a lecturer at the JMC Academy Sydney campus in the fields of Entertainment Business Management and Film and Television Production. In 2011 he developed and produced the multi-award winning feature adaptation of Patrick White’s novel, The Eye of the Storm (starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis). Antony has worked as a producer with Paper Bark Films on training films and music videos for Sony Music, SEA, EMI and Mushroom Records. He has several features and documentaries in development.

Director of International Services at JMC Academy, Peter Gainey, says, ‘We greatly appreciate the Australian Trade Commission's fantastic work in spearheading this exciting collaboration. Mumbai is one of the key entertainment industry hubs globally, so we’re thrilled to partner with The Ad Club and to participate in FICCI FRAMES. There is potential to grow the synergy between the Indian and Australian creative sectors significantly, and to learn from each other, so we hope this is just the start of a long relationship between JMC Academy and our colleagues in the Indian entertainment space.’