Sandra Sdraulig interviews Richard Keddie, Producer

Sandra Sdraulig interviews Richard Keddie, Producer

November 1: Sandra Sdraulig interviews Richard Keddie: Creative Producing in Australia Producer Richard Keddie has worked across feature film, television drama and documentary. His most recent feature film producing credit includes the musical comedy Goddess, staring Ronan Keating and Magda Szubanski released through Village Roadshow and sold internationally through Ealing Studios. Prior to Goddess Richard produced a string of successful television dramas and features including Hawke (Richard Roxburgh, Rachael […]

Daina Reid, Director

Daina Reid, Director

October 25: Daina Reid – The Actor’s Director Daina Reid started her illustrious career in dance and as an actor and now directs for both film and television. Her first feature film, I Love You Too, was released in 2010 and starred Brendan Cowell.  In terms of acting, Daina has appeared in the television programs, Kath & Kim, The Micallef Program, Very Small […]

Mark Hartley, Director and Justin King Writer

October 4: Patrick, Stylishly & Gothically Rebooted with director Mark Hartley and writer Justin King Director Mark Hartley, known mostly for his music videos and his highly acclaimed documentary Not Quite Hollywood, has triumphed with his first fiction film Patrick, a remake of the classic Australian cult thriller starringRachel Griffiths and Charles Dance. Set in an eerie private hospital for the clinically […]

Imogen Banks, Producer

September 27: Producing Australia’s Best TV dramas - Imogen Banks  Offspring would have to be, not just one of the most successful Australian television drama series on our screen at present, but also one of the most idiosyncratic. And yet its peculiar charm has completely captured Australian audiences. It attracts dedicated viewers, has received countless local awards and […]

Ross Entwistle, Cinema Owner and Operator

September 20: The nuts & bolts of cinema exhibition in Australia with Ross Entwistle  Filmmakers don’t often get an operational perspective on the exhibition side of the film industry, so this is one of those rare moments: a session with an exhibitor who is widely recognised as one of the best in the business. Ross Entwistle has […]

Phil Oneile, Film Marketing

Friday September 13:  Marketing for Box Office success - Phil Oneile Phil Oneile is the Director of Marketing for Roadshow Films, the film distribution arm of Village Roadshow and has worked in the film industry for over 15 years, 12 of them as the head of marketing for theatrical releases. Phil has developed campaigns for over 500 films […]

Deb Richards, CEO Ausfilm

Friday September 6:  Connecting Locals with Internationals The Australian film and television industry revolves around connections.  Success or otherwise in this industry frequently depends on the partnerships you’ve struck both creatively and financially. Ausfilm, which has offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, is a unique Australian industry-government partnership which connects the international film community with Australia’s screen talent, incentives and facilities.  […]

Genevieve Bailey, Filmmaker

Genevieve Bailey, Filmmaker

Friday August 30: The Ins and Outs of Self Distribution with I Am Eleven’s Genevieve Bailey You could be forgiven for suspecting that Genevieve Bailey was born with a camera, not just in her hand but as part of it. This isn’t so much because she started making films at the tender age of eight but because she has […]

David Hannam, Writer

Friday On My Mind August 23:  Screenwriting & Hollywood Showrunning - David Hannam Any new writer wanting to carve a career in film and television is likely to be wondering how to get started and what practices they might adopt when they do. Writer, David Hannam, has more than a few observations to share and his views bear his varied […]

Jason Stephens, Creative Director, FremantleMedia

Friday On My Mind August 16:  FremantleMedia’s Creative Director:  Jason Stephens – Realising ideas Creative Director of FreemantleMedia, Jason Stephens, has had an illustrious career in television, overseeing some of Australia’s most lauded comedy, dramas and factual series including AFI-winning The King, critically acclaimed Killing Time, Logie Award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks and the recent […]

Clayton Jacobson, Director/Writer/Actor

Clayton Jacobson, Director/Writer/Actor

Friday July 12:  Clayton Jacobson & his filmmaking tactics that scored big at the box office At a time when just about anyone has access to the technology to make content, the question in this highly fractured and competitive market becomes… how on earth do you draw attention to it?! Award winning director Clayton Jacobson captured our attention with his […]

Kat Stewart, Actor

Friday 5th July –  Most Outstanding Actress: Kat Stewart  Stewart is arguably one of the most fascinating actors on our screens. She has the uncanny ability to exude a seemingly contradictory combination of vulnerability and threat. A combination delivered in spades in her AFI and Logie award winning performance as the infamous Roberta Williams in the […]

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