Introducing the SCREEN FOREVER 2018 Advisory Committees

Leading screen executives and creatives to help set the agenda for SCREEN FOREVER 2018

Screen Producers Australia is proud to announce the members of the SCREEN FOREVER 2018 Programming Advisory Committee. The combined experience of the Committee members reflect the broad spectrum of modern Australian screen content, ranging from the traditional mediums of film and television, to the emerging fields of online, VR and AR. The Committee plays a critical role in helping Screen Producers Australia (SPA) address the challenges, opportunities and trends most relevant to the screen industry today.

SCREEN FOREVER returns to the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne this year from 20 – 22 November. In the lead up to conference, the Committee works closely with SPA to create a diverse, engaging program of inspirational and information-packed sessions, networking events, keynote addresses, masterclasses, panel discussions, workshops, roundtables, pitching opportunities and the International Partnership Market.

The members of the Programming Advisory Committee are:

  • Neil Peplow (Chair), CEO, AFTRS
  • Adrian Swift, Head of Content Production & Development, Nine Network
  • Jo Dillon, Head of Development & Production, Screen QLD
  • Libbie Doherty, Head of Children’s Content, ABC
  • Malinda Wink, Executive Director, Shark Island
  • Marshall Heald, Director TV and Online Content, SBS
  • Mike Cowap, Senior Producer – Scripted & Unscripted, Princess Pictures
  • Nerida Moore, Head of Development, Screen Australia
  • Rebecca Hardman, Head of Legal and Business Affairs (Australia), See-Saw Films
  • Rosie Lourde, Independent Producer
  • Ross Hutchens, Head of Screen Industry Programs, Film Victoria
  • Sophia Zachariou, Director, Screen Investment, Engagement and Attraction, Create NSW
  • Tanya Orman, Channel Manager, NITV, and Chair of MediaRING

This year SPA also established the Strategic Advisory Committee. This smaller committee of seven members held a stand-alone meeting on 8 July 2018 to assist with setting the agenda and focus for SCREEN FOREVER 2018.

The members of the Strategic Advisory Committee are:

  • Neil Peplow (Chair), CEO, AFTRS
  • Barbara Stephen, Managing Director / Producer, Flying Bark
  • Caroline Pitcher, CEO, Film Victoria
  • Graeme Mason, CEO, Screen Australia
  • Matthew Deaner, CEO, SPA
  • Stephen White, Managing Director & Senior VP Client Relations Asia Pacific, CBS
  • Tracey Robertson, CEO & Co-Founder, Hoodlum

“The fresh structure of the Advisory Committees this year will provide Screen Producers Australia with innovative advice and dynamic perspectives which will allow SCREEN FOREVER 2018 to explore new ideas and tackle emerging and unfamiliar issues in the Australian screen industry. We are fortunate to have access to screen executives and creatives, including chair Neil Peplow, CEO of AFTRS, who have exceptional skills, experience and network contacts and we thank them for their commitment and support,” stated SPA CEO, Matthew Deaner.