Screen Producing

This workshop ran March to May 2016. To be notified when it next runs click here.


Do you want to produce film and television? Learn from one of the best in the business in this exclusive industry-led course.

A common misconception imagines the Producer as a ‘cigar-chomping’, wealthy, ruthless Studio Mogul. The reality of producing for the screen for most practitioners is somewhat different.

This unique 8-week hands-on course presented by Stephen Luby of Ruby Entertainment in association with Open Channel introduces participants to the practicalities and the craft of producing film and television in Australia.

Each week’s learning will be wrapped around a theme, and participants are encouraged to workshop their own projects. Upon completion, participants will have a clear, practical initiation into all aspects of this mysterious and challenging profession.


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Stephen Luby is one of Australia’s most respected Producers, with over 20 years experience across a variety of genres, including features, television drama and comedy, light entertainment and documentary.

Stephen’s credits includes the features Crackerjack and Bad Eggs, sketch comedies Full Frontal and Big Girl’s Blouse, telemovies Stiff and The Brush Off, and drama series Bed of Roses. Most recently, he produced mini-series The Secret River for the ABC, based on Kate Grenville’s best selling novel.

He has worked as a freelancer, been on staff at large production houses, and for the last 10 years has run Ruby Entertainment with his business partner Mark Ruse.


“It’s been an absolute pleasure studying with Stephen. Great course, very valuable material thus far.”

“Stephen Luby is a b***** legend in the industry and to have the fortune and opportunity to listen and learn from him was both a pleasure and a joy”

“Stephen Luby was fantastic. Informative and accessible, answered questions. Really great”

“Stephen is a great teacher who is very generous with his knowledge of the industry”

“This course was a fantastic overview of what to expect as a Producer – both the exciting parts and the scary realities”


Daniel Schultheis
t. 03 8327 2009