Aussie invasion: Over 85 production people heading to Content London event

This is the largest contingent since the event began in 2014

Over 85 Australian delegates from the screen industry will attend the Content London conference this year, the largest contingent since the event began in 2014.

Screen Australia has provided market support to 13 Australian creatives to travel to the International Drama Summit, part of the Content London event. The Aussie invasion includes:

• Writer, Vanessa Alexander (The Wrong Girl, The Secret Daughter)

• Writer/Producer, Jane Allen (Cleverman, Janet King)

• Subtext Pictures, Producer 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, Producer, Vincent Sheehan

The Australian delegation also includes representatives from production companies Blackfella Films, Every Cloud Productions, FremantleMedia Australia, Hoodlum, Ludo Studio, Matchbox Pictures as well as broadcasters ABC, SBS, Foxtel, Nine Network, Seven Network and Stan plus state screen agencies Create NSW and Film Victoria.

Key sessions featuring the visitors include:

Australian Drama Focus: Tuesday November 28 at 4pm

Leading commissioners and producers discuss the current trends in Australia and shine a light on the most exciting creative talent and titles coming out of the market. This session also suggests how best to work with Australians and understand what the major players are looking for.

The session is co-produced by Screen Australia and features:

• 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

Romper Stomper case study: Wednesday November 29 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. The panel for this session is:

• 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

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