Rachel Griffiths, Claudia Karvan, Brooke Satchwell and representatives from each of the leading streaming services will join with some of the industry’s biggest names to support Screenworks as part of its annual fundraiser. The annual fundraiser raises money that directly supports talent and industry development initiatives the organisation delivers across the country.

Netflix, Amazon Studios, Stan., Disney+ and Paramount+ have all committed to supporting the fundraiser, in addition to representatives from Foxtel, SBS and ABC. Thirty prominent professionals in the Australian screen industry have donated their time, including Tony Ayres, Rosemary Blight, Tracey Robertson, Sophia Zachariou, Alastair McKinnon, Liz Watts & Billy Bowring, Joanna Werner and Jodi Matterson.

Each person involved in the fundraiser has generously donated 30 minutes to undertake a “1-on-1” Zoom consultation meeting to discuss career or project advice with one prize winner.

There are separate raffles for each individual who has donated their time – making it possible to purchase tickets for multiple consultations (i.e. multiple raffles). Winners will be drawn for these incredible opportunities on January 16th, 23rd and 30th, 2023.

Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch said, “We’re thrilled to have so many high-calibre professionals supporting our fundraiser this year. Our annual fundraising raffle has become an important part of the organisation’s ongoing success and its impact on individuals living in regional Australia.

“We’re grateful for all the support from those who donated their time and those who support us by buying tickets”, said Crouch.

Take part in Screenworks’ annual raffle for your chance to win some fantastic prizes and opportunities: https://screenworks.com.au/about/screenworks-annual-fundraising-raffle/

Below is the complete list of industry leaders and decision-makers taking part in the fundraiser:

Week 1: Streamers/Broadcasters (Monday 16 January 2023)

  • Chris Oliver Taylor – Netflix
  • Amanda Duthie – Stan
  • Rachel Okine – Stan
  • Sarah Christie – Amazon Studios
  • Deborah Huxley – Disney+
  • Yeesum Lo – Paramount+/Network Ten
  • Lana Greenhalgh – Foxtel
  • Jenevieve Change – ABC
  • John Godfrey – SBS
  • Julie Eckersley – SBS
  • Marissa McDowell – NITV

Week 2: Producers & Industry Leaders # 1 (Monday 23 January 2023)

  • Jodi Matterson – Made Up Stories
  • Joanna Werner – Werner Film Productions
  • Sophia Zachariou – Bunya Productions
  • Troy Lum – Brouhaha Entertainment
  • Alastair McKinnon – Matchbox Pictures
  • Kylie Washington – BBC Studios Australia
  • Lisa Shaunessy – Arcadia Films
  • Paul Wiegard – Madman Entertainment
  • Tracey Mair
  • Belinda Chayko
  • Pearl Tan – Pearly Productions

Week 3: Producers & Industry Leaders # 2 (Monday 30 January 2023)

  • Rachel Griffiths
  • Claudia Karvan
  • Brooke Satchwell
  • Tony Ayres – Tony Ayres Productions
  • Liz Watts & Billy Bowring – See-Saw Films
  • Rosemary Blight – Goalpost Pictures
  • Warren Clarke – Fremantle Media
  • Tracey Robertson – Hoodlum

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Screenworks is a registered non-profit charity based in Northern NSW that supports and services the screen industry across regional Australia by providing industry and professional development, networking initiatives, opportunities and services for screen content creators and workers.

Contact: Ken Crouch
Phone: 02 6681 1188
Email: [email protected]

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