Screenrights Roundtables

Roundtables provide delegates with a unique opportunity to meet commissioners, producers, production service businesses, distributors, festival directors and screen agencies in a relaxed and intimate environment.

Delegates join a table of 15 to discuss the host's role and organisation, screen industry trends and the types of projects currently being commissioned or financed. Pitching is not permitted. Each session runs for 25 minutes.

Round 1 of SPA Connect bookings has now closed. Round 2 opens on 12pm AEDT on 8 February 2021. Delegates will be emailed a direct link to submit their preferencesDelegates can submit their top five (5) preferences for Screenrights Roundtables and Ready, Steady, Pitch! respectively.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to guarantee places with any hosts but will endeavour to secure you two (2) pitches and two (2) roundtables with your preferred hosts per round.

Hosts

Todd Abbott
ABC
Head of Comedy
Australia
Alyce Adams
Screen Australia
Investment Manager
Australia
Loani Arman
Screen Queensland
Content Director - Development
Australia
Stephen Basil-Jones
Sony Pictures Releasing
Executive Vice President - Aust./N.Z. & Northern Asia
Australia
Nick Batzias
Good Thing Productions
Founder/Managing Partner
Australia
Lynne Benzie
Village Road Show Studios
President
Australia
Tyler Bern
Amazon Prime Video Australia and New Zealand
Head of Content
United States
Moreyba Bidessie
A+E Networks
VP, International Scripted Development
United Kingdom
Walter Bienz
The Solid State
Founder & Creative Director
Australia
Jessica Bineth
Audiocraft
Founder & Creative Director
Australia
Laurent Boissel
About Premium Content
Joint CEO & Founder
France
Tait Brady
Label
Distributor/Producer
Australia
Eric Bromberg
DUST / Gunpowder & Sky
SVP Development
United States
Chris Brown
Pictures in Paradise
Producer
Australia
Jenny Buckland
ACTF
CEO
Australia
Alexandra Burke
Arcadia
Head of Acquisitions & Distribution
Australia
Matthew Carter
Above The Line Accounting Pty Ltd
Managing Partner
Australia
Donna Chang
SBS
Development Executive, Scripted
Australia
Jenevieve Chang
Screen Australia
Development Executive
Australia
Darren Chau
Discovery
Head of Content, Production & Channels – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands
Australia
Anna Churven
The Solid State
Producer and Business Development Manager
Australia
Gabrielle Cole
Screenwest
Production Attraction & Services Manager
Australia
Diana Costantini
ABC
Creative Director
Australia
Max Dalton
Fulcrum Media Finance
Head of Business & Legal Affairs
Australia
Brad Danks
OUTtv Network Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Canada
GREG DENNING
STUDIOCANAL
Head of Sales & Acquisitions and Development Manager
Australia
Jo Dillon
Screen Queensland
Chief Creative Officer
Australia
Kirsty Divehall
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Content Acquisitions Manager
Australia
Sabrina Duguet
All3Media
EVP Asia Pacific
Singapore
Carlo Dusi
Red Arrow Studios International
EVP Commercial Strategy, Scripted
United Kingdom
Diya Eid
Screen Queensland
Head of Content
Australia
Darius Family
Post Lab IO
Post Producer & Technical Director
Australia
Michael Favelle
Odin's Eye Entertainment
Founder & CEO
Australia
Ciaran Flannery
Network 10
Executive Producer
Australia
Mark Forytarz
Strategic Film Distribution // Sparkplug Films
Producer
Australia
Rachel Gardner
See Saw Films
Executive Producer
Australia
Lisa Garner
The Reset Collective
Managing Director / Partner
Australia
Sandy Gildea
SPADA
Executive Director
New Zealand
Fiona Gilroy
Flame Distribution
Content Sales & Acquisitions Director
Australia
Nic Godoy
Panavision Australia
National TVC Marketing Manager
Australia
Mark Gooder
Cornerstone Films
Co-Founder
United States
Michael Gordon
CAA
TV Global Scripted Agent
United States
Jeff Greenberg
The Gersh Agency
VP, TV Packaging Agent
United States
Lana Greenhalgh
Foxtel
Drama Executive
Australia
Andrew Gregory
ABC
Executive Producer (Drama, Comedy and Indigenous)
Australia
Gary Hamilton
Arclight Films
Producer & Chairman
United States
Rachael Hammond
ABC
Group Marketing Manager for Brand and Content
Australia
Julie Hanna
ABC
Commissioning Editor - Factual
Australia
Grant Hardie
Monster Pictures
CEO
Australia
Nicholas Hayden
ABC
Head of Entertainment
Australia
Noel Hedges
eOne
EVP Acquisitions
United Kingdom
Kyas Hepworth
NITV
Head of Commissioning & Programming
Australia
Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia
Red Arrow Studios International
Scripted Acquisition and Co-Production Manager
Germany
Maartje Horchner
All3Media
EVP Content
United Kingdom
Jennie Hughes
Screen Territory
Director
Australia
Phil hunt
Head Gear Films
CEO
United Kingdom
Ross Hutchens
Film Victoria
Head of Screen Industry Programs
Australia
Chris Irvine
SBS
Head of Commercial and Production
Australia
Lauren Jackson
All3Media
Scripted Content Executive
United Kingdom
Gabrielle Jones
City of Gold Coast
Film & Television Adviser
Australia
Susie Jones
SBS
Commissioning Editor, Documentaries
Australia
Rick Kalowski
Creator / Writer / Producer
Australia
Samantha Laidlaw
FemFlix
Founder & CEO
Australia
Dan Lake
Orange Entertainment Co // The Post Lounge
Head Of Content at Orange Entertainment Co // Partnerships & Investment at The Post Lounge
Australia
Janine Lapworth
Simpsons Solicitors
Senior Consultant
Australia
Nick Lazo
Shudder
VP, Development & Production
United States
Richard Life
Cineflix Rights
Head of Acquisitions
United Kingdom
Yeesum Lo
10 ViacomCBS
Head of Development
Australia
Marc Lorber
Lionsgate
SVP, International Acquisitions and Co-Productions
United Kingdom
Joe Lo Surdo
Sura Film & Entertaintment
Managing Director
Australia
Emma Madison
Screenrights
Head of New Business & Technology
Australia
Evan Maloney
Screen Tasmania
Development Manager
Australia
Noel Manzano
AMC Networks
Vice President of International Programming
United States
Dan March
Dynamic Television
Founder and Managing Partner
United States
Kelrick Martin
ABC
Head of Indigenous
Australia
Marie McCann
CBC
Senior Director of Children's Content for CBC Kids
Canada
Kath McIntyre
South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC)
Executive, Development and Industry Development
Australia
Andrew McPhail
Screen Tasmania
Production Investment Manager
Australia
Felicity McVay
TikTok
Director of Content
Australia
Nikola McWilliam
McGrath Legal
Founder & Principal Lawyer
Australia
Marielle Membreno
Protagonist Pictures
Development and Acquisitions Executive
United Kingdom
Daniel Monaghan
10 ViacomCBS
Head of Programming – Local commissioning for Paramount+
Australia
Mary-Ellen Mullane
ABC
Commissioning Editor, Children's Television
Australia
Howard Myers
Foxtel Networks Australia
Executive Producer
Australia
John Myers
Media Super
Executive Manager, Growth, Employer and Marketing Partnership Development
Australia
Lee Naimo
Screen Australia
Investment Manager - Online
Australia
Ben Naparstek
Audible
Senior Director of Content
Australia
Stephen Oliver
ABC
Manager, Documentaries
Australia
Bernadette O'Mahony
ACTF
Head of Content
Australia
Chris Payne
New Zealand Film Commission
Head of International Relations
New Zealand
Janine Pearce
JP Media Law
Principal
Australia
Monica Penders
Screen Canberra
CEO
Australia
Pilar Perez
DCD Rights
Head of Aquisitions
United Kingdom
Max Pirkis
Embankment Films
Head of Acquisitions & Distribution
United Kingdom
Marielle Poupelin
Telefilm Canada
International Business Development Specialist
Canada
Yi Qiao
ZDF Enterprises
Director for Drama
Germany
Chris Rose
Nickelodeon International and VIS Kids
VP Production & Development
United Kingdom
Amelia Rowe
Universal Pictures Australia
Acquisitions Manager
Australia
Kurt Royan
The Post Lounge // Orange Entertainment Co.
Managing Director
Australia
Julie Ryan
South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC)
Production Executive
Australia
Scott Seidel
WME
Partner & Agent
United States
Lisa Shaunessy
Arcadia
Partner | Producer
Australia
Annabelle Sheehan
New Zealand Film Commission
CEO
New Zealand
Brett Sleigh
ABC TV
Executive Producer, Drama, Comedy & Indigenous
Australia
Bec Smith
UTA
Partner & Agent
Australia
Louise Smith
Film Depot
Producer
Australia
Mal Stares
Endeavor Content
Senior Associate in TV Advisory
United States
Sabella Sugar
Ultrafilms Pty Ltd
Producer
Australia
Stuart Talman
Xe Money Transfer
Director of Sales
New Zealand
Paul Tonta
Madman Entertainment
General Manager Theatrical Acquisitions and Film Festivals
Australia
Andrea Ulbrick
Screen NSW
Screen Investment Manager
Australia
Edwina Waddy
Roadshow Films
Australian Production Executive
Australia
Lucas Webb
Working Title Films
Senior Vice President of Development
United Kingdom
Virginia Whitwell
GoodThing Productions
Producer
Australia
Marc Wooldridge
Maslow Entertainment
Founder & Managing Director
Australia

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