Screen Forever conference speakers announced

Screen Forever secures execs from C4, Voltage Pictures, A24 & All3 Media for Conference

Screen Australia has announced a raft of speakers who will be participating in the Screen Forever conference in Melbourne in November.

International drama commissioner from UK broadcaster Channel 4, Simon Maxwell; Voltage Pictures’ vice president, acquisitions and development, Babacar Diene (US); A24 chief operating officer Matthew Bires (US); All3 Media International head of acquisitions, Maartje Horchner (UK) and acquisitions executive Emily Gotto from international sales company Protagonist (US) are confirmed participants in the Screen Forever International Partnership Market which takes place during Screen Forever 2015, the Australian screen production industry’s conference event, 17-19 November, Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne.

A full list of international participants will be announced on on 14 September.

Screen Producers Australia chief executive Matthew Deaner said, “We are delighted to have such highly regarded executives participating in the Screen Forever International Partnership Market. Each brings with them outstanding experience in developing and overseeing critically and commercially successful productions for film and television around the world.”

Deaner added: “Through Screen Forever and the International Partnership Market, the international participants, along with those still to be announced, provide real opportunities for Australian producers to develop creative partnerships with effective global business outcomes.”

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