Aussies off to Content London conference
European event will include an Australian Drama focus and Romper Stomper case study.
Over 80 Aussies will attend Content London, a 3 day event in late November.
Comprising three conferences, The International Drama Summit, the Unscripted Entertainment Forum and C21Kids Content Futures, it is one of the most important drama events in Europe.
Screen Australia is supporting 13 Australian creatives to travel to the event:
Writer, Vanessa Alexander (The Wrong Girl, The Secret Daughter)
Writer/Producer, Jane Allen (Cleverman, Janet King)
Co-Founder Ellie Beaumont
Goalpost Pictures, Producer/Partner Rosemary Blight
Writer, Chris Corbett (Newton’s Law, Wanted)
Kojo Entertainment, Head of Production and Development, Kate Croser
Writer, Liz Doran (Doctor Doctor, Please Like Me)
Roadshow Rough Diamond, Producer, John Edwards
Writer/Director, Luke Eve (High Life, Low Life)
Jungle, Managing Director, Courtney Gibson
Writer/Creator, Elise McCredie (Jack Irish, Sunshine)
Writer/Producer, Judi McCrossin (The Wrong Girl, The Time of Our Lives)
Porchlight Films, Co-founder, Vincent Sheehan
The Australian delegation also includes representatives from production companies such as Blackfella Films, Every Cloud Productions, FremantleMedia Australia, Hoodlum, Ludo Studio, Matchbox Pictures and more, as well as broadcasters including ABC, SBS, Foxtel, Nine Network, Seven Network and Stan, and state screen agencies Create NSW and Film Victoria.
Graeme Mason, CEO, and Lisa Duff, Production Investment Manager, will represent Screen Australia.
“There has been an increased demand globally for high-quality television drama and we have seen that Australian stories are resonating with audiences around the world. Content London provides an opportunity for Australia’s most successful and in demand screen creatives to form international partnerships to bring bigger and bolder projects to our screens,” said Graham Mason.
Also speaking at the Drama summit are David Maher, Playmaker Media, Sally Riley, ABC, Head of Scripted Production
Tracey Robertson, Hoodlum, CEO.
An Australian Drama focus will also include:
Ross Crowley, Foxtel, Director of Programming
Graeme Mason, Screen Australia, CEO
Sue Masters, SBS, Head of Scripted
Sally Riley, ABC, Head of Scripted Production
Andy Ryan, Nine Network, Co-head of Drama
David Taylor, Playmaker Media, Founder
Jenni Tosi, Film Vic, CEO
Moderated by Ed Waller
There is also a Romper Stomper Case Study:
Wednesday 29 November at 10am: Original creator Geoffrey Wright will present a one hour case study that tells the story of how his classic film Romper Stomper is being refreshed as a six-hour series.
Nicky Davis Williams, DCD Rights, CEO
John Edwards, Producer, Roadshow Rough Diamond
Nick Forward, Chief Content Officer, Stan
Pilar Perez, DCD Rights, Head of Acquisitions
Geoffrey Wright, Director/Writer
Moderated by Michael Pickard