Lisa Garner is a partner in The Reset Collective and is the Sydney-based Managing Director. Lisa is one of the few Australian women who has run a multi-faceted content distribution company in a largely male dominated industry. Her industry experience began in casting at Liz Mullinar Casting and led her to roles as an actor’s agent in Australia and Los Angeles. Her depth of management experience began as Head of Marketing for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment where she oversaw the launch of the Harry Potter franchise at the height of the home entertainment juggernaut. This led to a long-standing role as a member of the Senior Management team at Icon Australia for over eight years – during that time Lisa developed release strategies for films including Slumdog Millionaire, The Queen, The Iron Lady, Paranormal Activity, Precious and La Vie en Rose. Most recently her role as the Australian based General Manager of New Zealand based Rialto Distribution, she single-handedly oversaw all operations and acquisition of content for the Australasian territory.
Telling Australian stories that resonate with audiences all over the world. We will be discussing what genres sell and what kinds of local stories can capture the attention of international buyers and audiences.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
RESET is an Australian/UK company looking for local stories (both film and TV) that can travel internationally. We will prioritize Oz/UK co-production story ideas but are also interested in original and distinctive Australian stories that embrace a range of genres - including Psychological thrillers and elevated pure horror with a distinctive point of view. Projects based on true stories or published IP are also of strong interest.