Screenworks has today revealed more confirmed speakers and sessions for its Regional To Global Screen Forum which will be held at Lennox Head Cultural Centre March 30th – April 1st and streamed online for digital-only attendees.
Tickets for this year’s event are currently on sale, with interactive sessions available for online attendees. More information and ticket bookings can be found on the event website.
A highlight for this year’s jam-packed three-day event will be case studies and ‘behind the scenes’ of some of Australia’s most remarkable screen productions including STAN and Sundance Now hit new series Black Snow. Attendees will join Black Snow’s Creator Lucas Taylor, Executive Producer Rosemary Blight, Producer Kaylene Butler, actor Talijah Blackman-Corowa, and music sensation, Ziggy Ramo, who both acted in and was co-composer of Black Snow, as they reveal the unique creative, production and cultural processes that have made this Goalpost Pictures’ series such a success for Australia’s leading streamer Stan.
Screenworks’ recently appointed CEO Lisa O’Meara said,“We are delighted to be bringing a broad range of the team involved in the production of Black Snow to our Regional to Global Screen Forum. This will give attendees insight to many of the elements that were involved in developing, funding and producing this successful series.”
“Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum provides many opportunities for attendees to make connections with key industry decision makers, find collaborators, pitch projects and to learn from and be inspired by industry peers. I am excited about the opportunities this year’s program can generate for attendees.”
Attendees can also look forward to a practical information session with streamers and broadcasters including Que Minh Luu from Netflix, Katherine Brown from STAN and Loani Arman from SBS, with more to be announced. One of Australia’s leading publicists, Tracey Mair, will moderate this session, where delegates will describe what they want pitched to them, and most importantly, how best to approach them.
New this year to the program will be Regional Goes Online. With the right tools and a good WiFi connection, Content Creation is now something you can do almost anywhere. This session will bring together Screen Australia’s Alyce Adams and online content creators – Jahvis Loveday, and Ella Watkins (with more to be announced) as they answer: “How can Regional Creators best harness social media to reach their audience”?
Screenworks also welcomes Bobby Romia and Tanya Mukejee from Screen Australia’s Development team, who will host a series of round tables. Ben Steele and Jonathon Dutton from ScreenWell will balance out the program with a rich and engaging session entitled Mental Health Matters – a selection of relevant screen-based research, short clips and screen workplace scenarios that produces a rich, engaging, and informative session.
To facilitate the important networking aspect of the event, Screenworks has engaged the dynamic Monica Davidson from Creative Business Plus to host an “ice breaker” that will take participants through advice and activities in preparation for networking opportunities on offer throughout the program.
For more information, please contact Screenworks’ Operations Manager, Amy Shaw at [email protected]