Article content

Screen Access and Inclusion Masterclass for Industry

FREE Industry Masterclass – Join in Person or Online

Join in person or online for our free Screen Access and Inclusion Masterclass for Industry.

For many years, the Australian screen industry has voiced a need to enhance diversity and inclusion. Our Screen Access and Inclusion Masterclass program has been developed in consultation with screen professionals with lived experience of disability in order boost accessibility confidence through the provision of practical guides, achievable solutions and shareable resources.

Masterclass for Industry (General Industry and Employers)

This disability-led training has been designed to upskill emerging and established screen practitioners in how to improve access and inclusion for people with disability in the screen industry. The Masterclass provides practical knowledge on how to provide for access requirements through building disability confidence.

Learn about:

  • The social model of disability
  • Language and etiquette
  • What and how to use access riders
  • Creating an inclusive workplace
  • Where and how to access further support

Where and When

Thurs 20 June

1:30pm – 3pm (AEST)

Join in person

Join in person at AFTRS – Main Theatre
Australian Film, Television and Radio School
Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. NSW

Join online

A link will be emailed to you upon registration.

Book Now

FREE training – registrations required for both in person and online training.

Click here to book or phone (02) 9251 6499.

“The Masterclass was absolutely brilliant and a real crowd pleaser. Everyone had such positive feedback from the session. It was a breath of fresh air.”
– Screenworks, 2023


Auslan interpreting icon opening captioning iconClosed Caption symbol



This wheelchair accessible Masterclass will be Auslan interpreted and captioned.

The in person training at AFTRS will be open captioned. The online livestream will be closed captioned.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your access requirements, please email Michelle Teear at or call (02) 9251 6499.

About the Course Facilitator

Bridie McKim

Bridie graduated from NIDA in 2018 and at the same time became the first disabled actor to play a lead role on Australian television as Sabine in the drama “The Heights produced by Matchbox Pictures for the ABC.  In 2019, Bridie starred in Fat Salmon Production’s short film “Cinderella”, for which she won Best Australian Actor at the Focus On Ability Short Film Festival. Bridie has also made guest appearances in the Stan original series ‘Bump’, as well as ‘Dive Club’, which aired on Netflix, and Hulu’s ‘Joe Vs. Carole’. Bridie is also set to appear in Peacock and Netflix’s new show “Irreverent”. In 2020, Bridie hosted the television special “Reframe” for the ABC. The program was developed to celebrate International Day of People with Disability by showcasing films created by filmmakers with disability. Bridie has also worked as a facilitator and host of Q&As and forums for both Accessible Arts and NIDA’s In-Conversation series. This work required her to research, profile, and interview professional practitioners within the industry. Throughout 2022, Bridie has also been working as an associate and consultant with Get Skilled Access to help remove the barriers between organisations and people with disability.

This initiative has been made possible by Screen NSW with support from Screen Producers Australia, AFTRSShowcast, Queer Screen, Sydney Film Festival, and the Australian Writers’ Guild.


Image Description: A graphic of the view through a camera lens with a black background, hot pink crop marks and a battery symbol and the words Accessible Arts, Screen Access and Inclusion Masterclass.

Create NSW logo

AFTRS logo - Australian Film Television and Radio School