MEET THE BUYER 2016 SCREEN FOREVER CONFERENCE, MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

October 6, 2016

Australian producers have the opportunity to hear first hand from 24 leading local and international Development Executives, Commissioning Editors, Programmers and Controllers in Meet The Buyer, a highlight event of SCREEN FOREVER 2016, the premier conference for the screen industry in Australia.

MEET THE BUYER 2016 SCREEN FOREVER CONFERENCE, MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Australian producers have the opportunity to hear first hand from 24 leading local and international Development Executives, Commissioning Editors, Programmers and Controllers in Meet The Buyer, a highlight event of SCREEN FOREVER 2016, the premier conference for the screen industry in Australia.

The invaluable Partnership Event invites leading executives from significant media platforms and channels to outline their programming priorities, production schedules and target audiences, and to articulate how Australian producers may best facilitate collaborations. Screen Producers Australia is delighted to confirm the 24 Network Executives, including representatives from all seven major Australian networks – ABC Television, Network Ten, Nine Network, Seven Network, Foxtel, SBS Television and STAN – who will participate in Meet The Buyer and link up with Australian producers.

 

“This is a rare and invaluable opportunity for Australian producers and creators of screen content to understand the key programming needs of all the major media platforms in Australia. We are delighted to have 24 key representatives join us for Meet The Buyer at SCREEN FOREVER 2016, facilitating successful productions between future partners,” said Matthew Deaner, CEO, Screen Producers Australia.

 

The representatives confirmed for Meet the Buyer include the following executives:

 

ABC TELEVISION

Sam Riley                            Head of Scripted Production
Mandy Chang                      Head of Arts

Steve Bibb                           Head of Factual

Jon Casimir                          Head of Entertainment

Rick Kalowski                      Head of Comedy

 

FOXTEL              

Hannah Barnes                   General Manager, LifeStyle Group

Carly Heaton                        Drama Development Executive

Jim Buchan                          General Manager, Factual

Elissa McKeand                  Development Producer

 

NETWORK TEN

Rick Maier                            Head of Drama

Paul Leadon                         Head of Comedy

Liz Baldwin                           General Manager, Digital

Azar Marashian                   Head of Acquisitions, Development Manager

 

NINE NETWORK

Adrian Swift                       Head of Content, Production and Development

Jo Rooney                         Co-Head of Drama

Andy Ryan                         Co-Head of Drama

 

SBS TELEVISION

Marshall Heald                    Director, Television and Online Content

Sue Masters                        Head of Scripted

John Godfrey                      Head of Unscripted

Tanya Denning-Orman       NITV Channel Manager

Joseph Maxwell                  Head of Documentaries

 

SEVEN NETWORK

Angus Ross                         Director of Programming

Stevie K. Murray                 Executive Producer, Light Entertainment

 

STAN

Nick Forward                       Chief Content Officer

 

The Meet The Buyer sessions at SCREEN FOREVER 2016 are produced by Lou Porter (Production Executive, TV Entertainment, ABC Television) and will be moderated by Caroline Spencer, Director of Development, FremantleMedia Australia.

 

Meet the Buyer is a Partnership Event at the 2016 SCREEN Forever Conference, 15-17 November.

SCREEN FOREVER

15 to 17 November 2016. Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne Australia.

Registrations now open at www.screenforever.org.au

@Screen_Producer / #SCREENFOREVER

 

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