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Everyone Included
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM (AEDT)
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A discussion about practical measures being taken to improve diversity and inclusion in the Australian screen industry.

Benjamin Law, co-chair of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN) will explain The Everyone Project (TEP), a game-changing tool to measure and track diversity. Three broadcasters will talk about practical measures they are taking to improve diversity. John Godfrey, Head of Unscripted at SBS will talk about how SBS approach diversity internally and what they expect from the independent sector. Yeesum Lo, Head of Development at 10, will discuss how Network Ten will be addressing diversity in their programming and what the approach of CBS Viacom is globally. Sally Riley, Head of Drama, Entertainment and Indigenous at the ABC will talk about ABC case studies with a focus on scripted drama and comedy and what they expect from the independent sector. Penny Smallacombe, Head of Indigenous at Screen Australia, will discuss how First Nations stories on screen have become internationally-renowned and world-class – to the point where Canadian First Nations are now emulating Australian models. She will also explain Screen Australia’s role, and the difference between consultation and collaboration.


Owen Johnston, Lead Programmer, SPA


Benjamin Law, Writer & Broadcaster


John Godfrey, Head of Unscripted, SBS

Yeesum Lo, Head of Development, 10 ViacomCBS

Sally Riley, Head of Drama, Entertainment and Indigenous, ABC

Penny Smallacombe, Head of Indigenous, Screen Australia

John Godfrey Yeesum Lo Penny Smallacombe Sally Riley
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