If you are starring in a theatre, film or TV production that is likely to get media attention are you ready for the publicity requirements that will be involved? Do you know how to do a great interview, promote yourself and your production succinctly and tell interesting and relevant stories whilst keeping your private life private? Even if you’ve done hundreds of interviews you may not necessarily have been doing them in a way that satisfies both journalists and your show’s producers and publicists. How much of what you say is being edited out or not run at all? Get the insider’s take on what a journalist wants and doesn’t want from you. If you’re playing the long game with your career locally and internationally, this workshop is essential.
Elissa Blake is an arts journalist with over 20 years experience with Fairfax (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age). She was the editor of Rolling Stone Australia for five years (1999-2004) and is now the co-editor of new arts platform AudreyJournal.com.au. Elissa is a career interview journalist. She has extensive interview experience with high profile actors including Cate Blanchett, Ben Mendelsohn, Leah Purcell, Marta Dusseldorp as well as emerging actors being interviewed for the first time. She has also interviewed artistic directors, festival directors, playwrights, dancers, choreographers, opera singers, conductors and many creatives working behind-the-scenes.