Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have heaps of exciting events lined up for 2021. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be kept in the loop!

Counsel Culture: In-house Legal Careers Panel

Does the prospect of working with creative clients regularly excite you? Perhaps you’ve dreamed of working as a lawyer in the film and television industry? Or maybe even in make-up? We’ve got the experts and they’ve got the answers on just how to do that!

Join us on Thursday 19 August at 7pm to learn more about pursuing an in-house legal career in the creative industries.

The event is FREE for but REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL.

https://bit.ly/FAMEInHousePanel

FAME’s Workshop Series: Creative Writing

Sick of being ‘concise’ and using ‘IRAC’ and ‘crying into your keyboard’? Burn you AGLC and join our creative writing workshop with Zoey Dawson! Zoey will walk us through some fun writing exercises focusing on character and monologue. Perfectionism? We don’t know her! This workshop is all about letting loose on the paper. Kiss goodbye to your writers block, bring along a cuppa or a wine and let your creative juices ~ flow ~

When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm on Tuesday the 24th of August
Where: Zoom

https://bit.ly/FAMECreativeWriting

FAME’s Cinema Nova Networking Night

This event will be an opportunity to enjoy a film, have fun with friends, and network with lawyers in the Arts industry. The night will consist of a screening of a one hour documentary film and will be followed by networking at the Nova Bar (adjacent to the Candy Bar at Cinema Nova).

The event is free, but be sure to register quickly to secure yourself a spot!

Date & Time TBA!

https://bit.ly/FAMEnetworking

PAST EVENTS

FAME’s Workshop Series: Life Drawing

Roll on down after a big day of study to lose yourself in some art. Bring yourself. Leave your inhibitions behind. Wine and beer also available for purchase on the night.

When: 6:30pm – 8:30pm on Tuesday the 11th of May
Where: Vacancy Gallery at QV

There are only twenty spots available so register ASAP to secure your spot.

Getting Corporate With FAME: A Corporate Careers Panel

This is where you can hear first-hand from an expert panel of arts lawyers who deal with scenarios spanning from representing artists, drafting contracts for film productions, protecting journalists, challenging court suppression orders and dealing with trademarks and patents on the daily!

Join us in-person or via Zoom Wednesday 5th May 6pm-8pm to learn more about pursuing a commercial legal career in this incredible creative industries! Register your attendance below!

Fame x Enviro: Movies That Matter Netflix Watch Party

Roll-up, Roll-up! Time for some British Drama, with a sprinkle of environmental sustainability and human prowess!

FAME and the Environment Portfolio are proud to present a film screening of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. After being thrown out of school because his family can’t afford his school fees, a boy sneaks into the library to learn how to build a windmill in order to save his village from famine.

The film will be screened as a Netflix Party. Bring your mates. Wind-down on a Friday with a movie and dive into this true story with us.

Counsel Culture: In-House Legal Careers

Does the prospect of working with creative clients regularly excite you? Perhaps you’ve dreamed of working as a lawyer in the film and television industry? Or maybe even in publishing? We’ve got the experts and they’ve got the answers on just how to do that!

Join us on Wednesday 14th October at 7pm to learn more about pursuing an in-house legal career in the creative industries.

‘Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property: Protecting Knowledge’ Lecture

FAME Law Students’ Association is proud to present our inaugural Indigenous cultural lecture, ‘Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property: Protecting Knowledge’.

We are delighted to have Patrick Goulding as our guest speaker on this vital topic.

Getting Corporate With Fame Panel

Can you envisage yourself working as a lawyer in the arts? Whether it be representing artists, drafting contracts for film productions, protecting journalists, challenging court suppression orders, or dealing with trademarks and patents – we’ve got the panel for you!

Join us on Thursday 20th August at 7:00pm to learn more about pursuing a commercial legal career in the creative industries!

MIFF ‘Ellie & Abbie’ Watch Party

Discovering new possibilities in the face of dramatic disruptions in the global film industry, this year the Melbourne International Film Festival presents MIFF 68 1/2 – an exceptional online program of new-release films from around the world. 

To celebrate, FAME is hosting a virtual watch party and providing you with HALF PRICE $10 tickets to one of the most anticipated films on MIFF’s Program Spotlight list – Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) 

This Australian film is directed and written by Monica Zanetii and became the first Australian film to open Mardi Gras Festival 2020 in the festivals history. 

MIFF ‘Black Bear’ Watch Party

Discovering new possibilities in the face of dramatic disruptions in the global film industry, this year the Melbourne International Film Festival presents MIFF 68 1/2 – an exceptional online program of new-release films from around the world. 

To celebrate, FAME is hosting a virtual watch party and providing you with HALF PRICE $10 tickets to one of the most anticipated films on MIFF’s Program Spotlight list – Black Bear. Black Bear, starring Audrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott, is a drama comedy directed by Lawrence Michael Levine.

Aubrey Plaza steals the spotlight as Allison in this devious psychodrama about a creatively blocked filmmaker who wedges herself between a squabbling couple.

Copyright & The Unholy Trinity of Social Media’ Webinar

With over 2 billion people in the world on Facebook alone, it is clear that the birth of social media is a true turning point of the 21st century. With more people than ever turning to social media to post images to their friends and the world at large, it has become prevalent that the law must keep up with the new normal.

In light of this, FAME Law Students’ Association is proud to host Professor David Tan’s online webinar ‘Copyright & the Unholy Trinity of Social Media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Professor David Tan, who will be teaching Intellectual Property & Popular Culture as a winter intensive this year, discusses some tips on navigating quickly through the tricky waters of reposting images on social media.

FAME Virtual Trivia Night

Feeling like you’ve got a bit of arts know how? Ready to flex on your fellow students and win some prize money? How about putting that arts degree to good work? Well, do we have an event for you!

Get yourself and four of your nearest and dearest together and join us at 7.30pm on Thursday 28 May for FAME’s Trivia! A night of laughs, quizzing, questioning, celebrity appearance and general merriment.

FAME ‘When They See Us’ Netflix Party

Join FAME LSA this Thur 7th May at 8pm as we watch this week’s TV series episode: When They See Us.

From the exceptional Ava DuVernay (who directed and co-wrote all four episodes), this miniseries is based on the gut-wrenching true story of the Central Park Five. The story is heartbreaking, yet necessary viewing as it sheds light on the traumatic effects of police brutality, racism and a broken criminal justice system. 

FAME ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ Netflix Party

Social distancing doesn’t mean movie nights can’t still happen. Join FAME LSA this Thur 23rd at 8pm as we watch this week’s movie: Howl’s Moving Castle.

From the brilliant minds of Studio Ghibli Japan, Howl’s Moving Castle follows the story of a young girl named Sophie, whose humble, monotonous life gets turned upside down by a group of magical characters who come into her world.

FAME ‘The Nice Guys’ Netflix Party

Hey FAMErs! We’re back on your screens with a second theme, as part of our series ‘How to Feel Better with FAME (Film, Media, Arts and Entertainment) – A Law Student’s Guide to Social Distancing’.

To kick things off we invite you all to join our movie screening of ‘The Nice Guys ‘ on Netflix Party, tomorrow night at 8pm!

FAME ‘Snowpiercer’ Netflix Party

Introducing FAME’s Netflix & Chill (at a safe distance) Party, where we’ll be hosting a movie screening with you ALL via Netflix Party

Keeping to our first theme of ‘Is This Dystopia?’, join us Thur 26th at 8pm, as we watch dystopian thriller Snowpiercer, from Oscar Winner Bong Joon Ho, Director of Parasite.