Visa options for Aussie writers looking to break into Hollywood – Alex Bloom

If you’re an aspiring screenwriter who lives in Australia, starting a career in Hollywood can sometimes feel like a pipe dream. We all know how hard it can be to start a career as a writer from Los Angeles, but from ten thousand miles away it can seem impossible. However, it needn’t: what you need is a strategy to help you get there.

The Visa Waiver Program

First up, let’s take a look at the easiest option — coming over without a visa. If you want to stay in Los Angeles for up to three months, you can do so without getting a visa at all, as Australia is part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This can be a great way of checking out the scene, making contacts, taking meetings, etc. and then flying back home before the ninety days are up.  (more…)

TAFE Western Sydney Institute and Rob Shehadie team up again for a brand new series called “Robs Campaign”

Rob Shehadie

TAFE Western Sydney today launched the first stage of the #educatingrob Series 2 ‘Robs Campaign’ in western Sydney today.

100’s of aspiring western Sydney year 11 and 12 school students were puzzled and excited by the ‘presidential cavalcade’ comprising of a black hummer, the SUV security detail and campaign paraphernalia, along with 15 Lebanese drummers that made for a spectacular entry of ‘Candidate Rob’ to day 1 of his campaign trail.

Rob was met by 100’s of shouting fans “Rob, Rob, Rob” as he stepped up onto the stage and launched his campaign to ‘Choose TAFE Western Sydney in 2017’.

The campaign follows ‘character Rob’s’ success at TAFE Western Sydney in Series 1 of #educatingrob, where Rob studies his Automotive Apprenticeship and his Diploma of Communications. After graduating, a proud moment for his Parents and Family, Rob gains a job at the Auto-mechanics. So impressed with his life changing experience…

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