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Kids Publishers Market: The Pitch
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (AEDT)

A celebration of Australian children’s books – and the talented authors behind them - the market will showcase the hottest properties ripe for adaptation into a television series or film in 2021.

In a break from tradition, producers will find themselves on the receiving end of some fiery pitches, as a series of leading publishers and agents, moderated by Suzanne Ryan (CEO, SLR Productions), take their turns to highlight their current catalogues, give previews of upcoming titles and discuss trends in the publishing world.

Following this pitching market, delegates will then have the opportunity to network with the publishers to express interest, discuss options and exchange details to keep the conversation flowing long after the conference closes.

Moderator & Producer

Suzanne Ryan, Founder, CEO & Executive Producer, SLR Productions


Nancy Conescu, Publisher Berbay Books

Caitlan Cooper-Trent, Rights Manager, Curtis Brown

Clare Forster, Literary Agent, Curtis Brown

Leone Hodgson, Sales Director, Walker Books

Rochelle Manners, Director / Publisher, Wombat Books

Kate McCormack, Contracts & Rights Manager, University of Queensland Press

Benjamin Paz, Rights Manager, Curtis Brown

Anjelica Rush, Junior Rights and Contracts Executive, Hachette Australia

Carey Schroeter, Rights & International Sales Manager, Children & YA, Allen and Unwin

Lara Shprem, Rights Co-ordinator, Text Publishing Company

Nerrilee Weir, Senior Rights Manager, Penguin Random House Australia

Nancy Conescu Caitlan Cooper-Trent Leone Hodgson Rochelle Manners Kate McCormack Benjamin Paz Anjelica Rush Carey Schroeter Lara Shprem Nerrilee Weir
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