Wednesday 2nd August
5:30pm Sally Riley ABC TV
6:30pm Networking and Dinner
Byron Bay Bowling Club
18 – 20 Marvel St

An opportunity for Northern Rivers screen content creators to meet Sally Riley, Head of Scripted Production at ABC.  Sally will talk about what the drama department at ABC is commissioning and programming.

Sally’s talk will be followed by a networking session and dinner with the guest speakers for Screenworks Books to Screen session at the Byron Writers Festival.  Guests include Angie Fielder from Aquarius Films and Karen Radzyner who has recently joined the Scripted Team at SBS as Commissioning Editor and will be representing Screen NSW’s Amplifier Program.

Attendees will be required to purchase their drinks and dinner at the venue.

Entry by donation at the door.  RSVP is essential


Sally Riley is Head of Scripted Production at ABC TV.

Riley joined ABC TV in 2010 as Head of Indigenous, and since that time has achieved an outstanding track record of ground-breaking programs, including Black ComedyGods of Wheat Street8MMM Aboriginal Radio, the multi-award-winning Redfern Now and the critically-acclaimed six-part drama, Cleverman. She is currently responsible for leading the Fiction, Comedy, Indigenous and Children’s production teams.

A Wiradjuri woman, Riley has been at the forefront of the Indigenous film and television industry in Australia. She is a strong advocate for Aboriginal self-representation in the Australian film industry and played a vital role in Indigenous filmmaking during the ten years she worked as Head of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department.

Riley was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal in 2008 for her services to the development of initiatives that have increased the participation of Indigenous Australians in the film and television industry. In 2011, she was awarded the Cecil Holmes Award from the Australian Directors Guild for her ongoing career support and facilitation of Indigenous film and television directors.

In 2016, Sally was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

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