FIRST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR SCREEN MAKERS CONFERENCE 2018

Adelaide’s Screen Makers Conference (SMC), today announced an impressive line-up of guest speakers and marketplace representatives to attend the 2018 conference and market held at the Mercury Cinema on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July, as well as the opening of Early Bird Registrations.

This will feature a special ‘In-Conversation’ session with Chief Executive Officer of Screen Australia, Graeme Mason. Graeme will share frank insights and predictions for the industry and how this is shaping policy for Screen Australia.

Head of Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Rowan Woods (The Kettering Incident, Nowhere Boys, Rake) will lead a panel session, The Awesome Allrounder, about the need for emerging screen storytellers to learn the traditional skills required for film and television alongside skill sets required for the online space. The Presenting Partner of the conference, the AFTRS will host two roundtable sessions for those seeking pathways to furthering their career in the industry.

Channel 9’s Co-Head of Drama, Andy Ryan, will join Foxtel, ABC, and SBS in a packed line up of network buyers who reveal their programming agendas for 2018 and beyond. Andy oversees the network’s Australian drama output, commissioning around 70 hours of scripted content each year, including the Logie-winning series Doctor Doctor, Love Child, House Husbands, and comedy series Here Come the Habibs.

Other speakers include format expert Denise Eriksen, leading a session on developing an idea for a factual TV series and a South Australian panel who are reaching national audiences with their entertaining and provocative ABC Art Bites webseries, featuring writer/director Sam Matthews, with Unboxed, a series about gender diverse artists and Anthony Frith with Lessons from a Middle Class Artist, both produced by Bec Elliot.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

To Register and View Full Program go to: www.screenmakersconference.com.au

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