Screenworks has today revealed the first set of speakers for its annual screen conference Regional to Global Screen Forum (formerly Business of Producing) which will be held at Lennox Head Conference Centre across March 25th-27th – 2021, in a hybrid in-person and online conference format.

Held over three packed days with workshops, presentations, one-on-one meetings and networking events, Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum will provide opportunities for regional practitioners to connect with global decision-makers and industry influencers.

2020 was the year that rewrote the rules that defined and often confined our local screen industry. We are delighted to present the voices, creators and conduits that are nurturing our local stories and taking them to international audiences with resonance and success,” said Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch.

The first set of speakers include trailblazers from the production sector – Tony Ayres (Founder/EP Tony Ayres Productions); Rosemary Blight (Producer/Partner, Goalpost Pictures); Chris Oliver-Taylor (CEO, Fremantle); the documentary and factual sector Ivan O’Mahoney (Executive Producer/Director, In-Films); analytics from Georgia Woodward (Forseeable/Southern Pictures) and children’s TV, Sam Moor (Producer, Ludo Studio) and Charlie Aspinwall (Director/Co-Founder, Ludo Studios) with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Screenworks 2021 forum will include panel sessions, instructive workshops, case studies, one-on-one opportunities and round tables across both in-person and interactive sessions. Further details on how to book sessions will be announced shortly.

After cancelling its 2020 Business of Producing Seminar due to COVID-19, the rebranded annual event has been crafted to reflect the unprecedented circumstances that have impacted the local and international screen industry over the last year and the evolving opportunities it has presented local content creators, production companies, distributors and service providers.

We are delighted to be bringing the screen community together physically and virtually at our unique event at a time of dynamic and accelerated change. Our speakers aim to share their vision for a more globally connected screen industry and explore the vital importance of developing Australian content and regional creativity in that emerging internationalised content mix,” added Mr Crouch.

Further speaker announcements, session details and updates on the AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscape session, roundtables and one-on-one meeting bookings will be announced in coming weeks.

Both digital and in-person ticketing is on offer, with a live streaming portal in place for digital ticket holders and strict COVID-19 protocols for in-person attendees.

The Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum is kindly supported by our sponsors: Screen NSW, Media Super, Fremantle, Screenrights, Southern Cross University, Ballina Shire Council, Ballina Airport; Event Partners: Archie Rose Distillery and Seven Mile Distilleries and travel partner TAG.

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