Wednesday June 10th
5pm – 6:30pm

Via Zoom Webinar

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Please join Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch for an ‘in conversation’ with Amanda Duthie, Acting Head of Scripted at SBS, Susie Jones Commissioning Editor for Documentaries at SBS and Kyas Hepworth (nee Sherriff) Senior Commission Editor NITV.  Ken will be asking them to share details on who their audiences are, what they are looking for and how to pitch projects to them.  The session will be followed by a Q & A with the attendees.

If you have any burning questions you would like to ask Amanda or Susie, we encourage you to submit them before the session to help get them included in the ‘in conversation’.


Guest speaker Bios


Amanda Duthie is currently acting Head of Scripted at SBS. Previously she has been Head of Production, Development & Attraction at South Australian Film Corporation working across projects such as Stateless, Fallout, Mortal Kombat, Upright, The Hunting, I Am Woman and various screen initiatives such as Centralised. Prior to the SAFC Amanda was Creative Director/CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival curating five major screen events as well as leading the award-winning Investment Fund slate which included titles such as Sweet Country, The Nightingale, tope End Wedding, Animals, Hotel Mumbai, She Who Must Be Loved, I am Mother, Ali’s Wedding, Girl Asleep, Spear, Fucking Adelaide as well as art and screen projects such as HIVE, installations for galleries and museums and VR/hybrid work such as Collisions and Summation of Force.  Prior to this Amanda was Head of Arts & Entertainment at ABC TV delivering primetime and online projects working with Shaun Micallef, Hannah Gadsby, Bondi Hipsters, Annabel Crabb, Jennifer Byrne, Chaser and Sam Simmons.


Susie Jones joined SBS as Commissioning Editor of Documentaries within the television and online content division in 2016.

Susie began her career working in the UK at the BBC, focussing on comedy before returning to Australia where she spent over fifteen years as a freelance director and producer for a range of content across SBS, ABC, Network Ten, Nine Network, Seven Network and the Discovery Channel, including the 2010 AFI-nominated documentary feature Rudely Interrupted (ABC), Undercover Boss (Network Ten), Myf Warhurst Nice (ABC) and The Secret Millionaire (Nine Network). Prior to joining SBS, Susie oversaw the development of productions for all networks at Matchbox Pictures, including SBS commission Date My Race. Since joining SBS Susie has commissioned a range of documentaries including Who Do You Think You Are (series 9 ,10, 11), The Ghan, Secrets of Our Cities, Fair Game, Untold Australia and Every Family Has a Secret amongst others.


Kyas is a Cisgender Bundjalung woman who has spent her career in the  Screen and Creative Arts space. Currently the Senior Commissioning Editor at NITV/SBS. Kyas was previously AFTRS Head of Indigenous and a member of the Executive team and involved in bringing about cultural change. Prior to this she worked across feature films, documentaries, TV series and shorts. As an integral member of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Kyas helped bring popular and critically acclaimed content to international screens, including TV series 8MMM, feature film The Darkside and documentary The Redfern Story. She was a development Manager on Logie Award winning children’s animation series ‘Little J and Big Cuz’. She has worked with some of Australia’s most experienced and renowned Indigenous screen practitioners assisting them in getting their projects from development through to production. Kyas is focused on bringing unique and diverse stories to the screen for national and international audiences.

This event is made possible with funding and support from Create NSW and Southern Cross University.


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