Be inspired by outstanding creative visionaries

Hear from a variety of innovative and aspirational speakers from around Australia and the globe who are involved in all aspects of producing, creating, writing, directing, distributing and financing screen content.

Speakers

Todd Abbott
ABC
Head of Comedy
Australia
Hayley Adams
Passionfruit Bites
Producer
Australia
Alexandre Amancio
Reflector Entertainment
CCO & Founder
Canada
Anton Andreacchio
Convergen
Managing Director
Australia
Andrew Arbuthnot
Screen Australia
Investment / Development Manager, Documentary
Australia
Mike Beale
ITV Studios
Managing Director of Global Creative Network
United Kingdom
Tyler Bern
Amazon Prime Video Australia and New Zealand
Head of Content
United States
Deirdre Brennan
WildBrain
Executive Vice President of Content Partnerships
Canada
Nicholas Brown
Kites and The Unlisted
Actor and Musician
Australia
Jenny Buckland
ACTF
CEO
Australia
Tony Burke MP
Parliament of Australia
Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and the Arts
Australia
Fiona Cameron
ACMA
Authority Member
Australia
Sally Caplan
Screen Australia
Head of Content
Australia
Brian Carver
Google
Copyright Counsel
United States
Colleen Champ
Screen Australia
Co-Production Manager
Australia
Darren Chau
Discovery
Head of Content, Production & Channels – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands
Australia
Nancy Conescu
Berbay Books
Publisher
Australia
Debbie Cuell
Endemol Shine Australia
Executive Producer - Factual
Australia
Dena Curtis
Inkey Media
Filmmaker
Australia
Nicky Davies Williams
DCD Rights
CEO of DCD Rights
United Kingdom
Matthew Deaner
Screen Producers Australia
CEO
Australia
Patrick Delany
Foxtel
CEO
Australia
Libbie Doherty
ABC
Head of Children’s
Australia
Stephanie Dower
Dower Productions
Writer & Producer
Australia
Sabrina Duguet
All3Media
EVP Asia Pacific
Singapore
Jessica Ellis
ABC Commercial
Head Content Sales & Distribution
Australia
Aaron Fa'aoso
Lone Star Productions
Producer & Actor
Australia
Emma Fitzsimons
Princess Pictures
Managing Director
Australia
Paul Fletcher MP
Federal Government
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts
Australia
Nick Forward
Stan
Chief Content Officer
Australia
Veronica Fury
WildBear Entertainment
Producer, Executive Producer, Principal
Australia
Sera Gamble
You & The Magicians
Writer, Executive Producer & Showrunner
United States
Claire Gandy
Event Cinemas
General Manager of Content
Australia
Rachel Gardner
See Saw Films
Executive Producer
Australia
John Godfrey
SBS
Head of Unscripted
Australia
Jane Gould
Disney ABC Television Group
Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights and Programming Strategy
United States
Layton Green
Unknown 9: Genesis
Author
United States
Lana Greenhalgh
Foxtel
Drama Executive
Australia
David Gurney
Blue Rocket Productions
Rocket Scientist
Australia
Julie Hanna
ABC
Commissioning Editor - Factual
Australia
Rebecca Hardman
See-Saw Films
Head of Legal & Business Affairs
Australia
Felicity Harrison
Matchbox Pictures
Director of Business and Legal Affairs
Australia
Amanda Hawley
Artisan Post Group
Producer
Australia
Nicholas Hayden
ABC
Head of Entertainment
Australia
Noni Hazlehurst
The End
Actor
Australia
Marshall Heald
SBS
Director of TV and Online Content
Australia
Carly Heaton
Fremantle
Creative Director, Scripted Content
Australia
Kyas Hepworth
NITV
Head of Commissioning & Programming
Australia
Leone Hodgson
Walker Books
Sales Director
Australia
William Horberg
The Queen's Gambit
Executive Producer
United States
Kate Hynes
Hoodlum
Head of Legal and Business Affairs
Australia
Stephen Irwin
Harrow, Tidelands
Showrunner
Australia
Amanda Isdale
ABC
Development Executive
Australia
Clayton Jacobson
Dreamscreen Australia
Ceo & Founder
Australia
Duncan Jones
Myriad Studios
Managing Director
Australia
Connie Kennedy
Epic Games
Head of Los Angeles Lab
United States
Jessica Kincaid
Unknown 9: Out of Sight
Author
United States
Steve Langdon
Parrot Analytics
Regional Director
Australia
Jackson Lapsley Scott
Unless Pictures
Development Executive
Australia
Benjamin Law
Writer & Broadcaster
Australia
Nakul Legha
Netflix
Content Acquisitions & Originals, ANZ
Australia
Franklin Leonard
The Black List
Founder & CEO
United States
Yeesum Lo
10 ViacomCBS
Head of Development
Australia
Amanda Lotz
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Professor, Digital Media Research Centre
Australia
Que Minh Luu
Netflix
Director of Originals, Australia
Australia
Holly Lyons
Screenwriting Scriptease
Screenwriter
Australia
Vicki Madden
The Gloaming & The Kettering Incident
Showrunner
Australia
Rochelle Manners
Wombat Books
Director/Publisher
Australia
Kris Maric
Fika Entertainment Pty Ltd
CEO & EP
Australia
Josh Martin
SBS
Commissioning Editor of Entertainment and Food
Australia
Graeme Mason
Screen Australia
CEO
Australia
Daniela Matuschka
Google
Copyright Specialist
Singapore
Sofia Mavros
Netflix
Senior Researcher, Consumer Insights, Asia Pacific
Singapore
Joseph Maxwell
SBS
Head of Documentaries
Australia
Nathan Mayfield
Hoodlum
Co-Founder & CCO
Australia
Alaric McAusland
ADG
CEO
Australia
Kate McCormack
University of Queensland Press
Contracts & Rights Manager
Australia
Julie McGauran
Seven Network
Head of Drama
Australia
Alastair McKinnon
Matchbox Pictures
Managing Director
Australia
Felicity McVay
TikTok
Director of Content
Australia
Stuart Menzies
Executive Producer
Australia
Rachel Millar
ABC
EP Entertainment
Australia
Bruce Miller
The Handmaid’s Tale
Creator, Showrunner & Executive Producer
United States
Lewis Mitchell
University of Adelaide
Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics
Australia
Vanna Morosini
Flying Kite Pictures
Producer & Writer
Australia
Kylie Munnich
Screen Queensland
CEO
Australia
Chantelle Murray
My Name is Mudju & Shed
Writer & Director
Australia
Lee Naimo
Screen Australia
Investment Manager - Online
Australia
Ben Naparstek
Audible
Senior Director of Content
Australia
Catherine Nebauer
Northern Pictures
Head of Kids and Scripted
Australia
Kate Oates
BBC Studios
Head of Genre, BBC
United Kingdom
Monica O'Brien
Ambience Entertainment Pty Ltd
Executive Producer
Australia
Audrey O'Connor
Actor and Advocate
Australia
Bernadette O'Mahony
ACTF
Head of Content
Australia
Alexis Ottier
Reflector Entertainment
IP Producer
Canada
Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Premier of Queensland
Australia
Joel Pearlman
Roadshow Films
CEO
Australia
Anna Potter
University of the Sunshine Coast
Associate Professor of Creative Industries
Australia
Loretta Preece
BBC Studios
SERIES PRODUCER, Casualty, BBC
United Kingdom
Danielle Redford
Loveology Films
Producer
Australia
Julia Redwood
Prospero Productions
Producer & Principal
Australia
Sally Riley
ABC
Head of Drama, Entertainment and Indigenous
Australia
Tracey Robertson
Hoodlum
Co Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Australia
Jay Roewe
HBO
Senior Vice President of Productions and Incentives
United States
Michelle Rowland MP
Parliament of Australia
Shadow Minister for Communications
Australia
Dr. Mark Ryan
Queensland University of Technology
Associate Professor in Film, Screen, Animation
Australia
Andy Ryan
Nine Network
Head of Drama
Australia
Annabelle Sheehan
New Zealand Film Commission
CEO
New Zealand
Emile Sherman
See Saw Films
Joint Managing Director
Australia
Clare Sladden
Broken Head Productions
Writer/Director & Producer
Australia
Emma Slade
Firefly Films NZ
Producer
New Zealand
Penny Smallacombe
Screen Australia
Head of Indigenous Department
Australia
Louise Smith
Film Depot
Producer
Australia
Samantha Strauss
Picking Scabs
Writer
Australia
Tomas Street
Reflector Entertainment
IP Narrative Director
Canada
Josh Tanner
Perception Pictures Pty Ltd
Writer/Director
Australia
Stephen Tate
Network 10
Head of Entertainment and Factual Programming
Australia
Tom Tate
Mayor of the Gold Coast
Australia
Michael Tear
WildBear Entertainment
CEO
Australia
Brandon Thomas
Unknown 9: Torment
Author
United States
Sarah Thornton
Network 10
Head of Popular Factual
Australia
Ben Ulm
ITV Studios Australia
Head of Reality & Factual
Australia
Daniel Valiente-Riedl
JobAccess
General Manager
Australia
André Vu
Reflector Entertainment
Head of Marketing
Canada
Jeffrey Walker
Modern Family & Lambs of God
Director
Australia
David Webster
Cheeky Little
Director
Australia
Nerrilee Weir
Penguin Random House Australia
Senior Rights Manager
Australia
Virginia Whitwell
GoodThing Productions
Producer
Australia
Paul Wiegard
Docplay & Madman Entertainment
CEO
Australia
Adrian Russell Wills
Writer / Director
Australia
Angus Young
Screen Producers Australia
Producer
Australia
Jenny Zhou
Actress, MC/presenter and radio DJ
Australia
Kevin Zhu
YouTube
Manager of Copyright Operations
United States