Generation Next factual and Documentary Conference

By November 15, 2012 Events

The 2 day conference will be held at the Cinema Nova, Carlton, Melbourne on 6th and 7th December and will feature a programme of curated seminars, panel discussions, presentations and networking opportunities that will provide Victoria’s emerging and early career screen practitioners with the opportunity to engage with their peers, meet and mingle with experienced directors, editors, writers, cinematographers, producers, financiers, industry guilds, broadcasters and commissioners. Supported by Film Victoria, the conference is now in its second year and designed to serve as the launch-­‐pad for establishing the future community of Victorian Factual and Documentary screen practitioners.

Some of Australia’s most highly regarded screen specialists and organisations have signed on to present including:

Mikael Borglund (Managing Director and CEO, BEYOND)
Jim Buchan (Group Channel Manager History & CI, History – FOXTEL)
Michael McMahon (MATCHBOX PICTURES)
Joseph Maxwell (Commissioning Editor – Documentary, SBS)
Adrian Swift (Director of Program Development, NINE NETWORK)
Judith John-­‐Story (Executive Producer SOUTHERN STAR ENTERTAINMENT)
Daryl Talbot (Managing Director, WTFN)
Liz Stevens (Manager – Documentary, SCREEN AUSTRALIA)
Anita Brown (Commissioning Editor – Factual Entertainment, ABC)
Katrina Sedgwick (Head of Arts – ABC)
Kirsten Cargill (Sales Director Australia, New Zealand – ENDEMOL DISTRIBUTION)
Alex West (Head of Factual – RENEGADE FILMS)
Sue Edwards (Acting GM, Industry Development and Investment – FILM VICTORIA) Bernadete O’Mahony (Head of Development and Production – AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
Lizette Atkins (CIRCE FILMS)
Jan Stradling (Executive Producer – ABC Children’s TV)
Sue Maslin (Documentary Investment Manager – SCREEN AUSTRALIA)
Joost den Hartog (Managing Director – AIDC)

Australian Directors Guild, Australian Cinematographers Society, Australian Screen Editors
The conference will include sessions on local and international trends, development, funding including philanthropic opportunities, children’s factual entertainment and international sales and distribution. Discussions on new formats, theatrical distribution, social media, indigenous and working with Australian broadcasters will complete this exciting two day event

For more information visit: http://www.openchannel.org.au