Official UK Delegation Confirmed for SCREEN FOREVER 2015 International Partnership Market

By October 7, 2015 Industry News

The International Partnership Market and SCREEN FOREVER 2015 conference takes place 17–19 November 2015 at Crown Conference Centre Melbourne Australia.

Now in its third year, the International Partnership Market (IPM) is an invitation-only market for Australian producers and international participants interested in co-venture and co-production opportunities with Australian businesses. The IPM consists of a series of meetings and takes place over the three days of SCREEN FOREVER, the Australian screen industry’s flagship event for screen businesses.

SCREEN FOREVER, marking 30 years in 2015, is one of the largest congregations of screen professionals in the southern hemisphere, providing a forum for discussion and debate on local and global trends, issues and challenges facing the business of screen production. Past keynote speakers include Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Aliens, The Terminator); Beau Willimon (House of Cards); Emile Sherman (The King’s Speech, Top of the Lake); Sydney Pollack (Tootsie); Ted Hope (21 Grams), David Puttnam, Kt, CBE (The Mission), Jon Plowman (The Office), Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) and George Lucas (Star Wars).

An official delegation from the UK  led by PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) and featuring 10 key British production companies, is confirmed for the International Partnership Market (IPM),  Matthew Graff – Commercial Director, ZigZag Productions, Maartje Horchner – Head of Acquisitions, All3 Media International, Bea Tammer – Senior Sales & Acquisitions, Argonon International. Stephen Dunleavy – Creative Director, Humble Bee Films, Barry Ryan – MD & Creative Director, Free@Last TV, Deborah Manners – CEO, Keo Films, Will Hanrahan – First Look TV, Dawn Mccarthy- Simpson – Director of International Development PACT, plus representatives from Popkorn and Duchess St Productions will attend SCREEN FOREVER 2015.

Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner said, “Building upon the presence in previous years of delegations from Canada and New Zealand, the participation in 2015 of the UK delegation led by PACT reflects the significant work SPA is doing to connect and build creative and commercial partnerships for Australian producers with international markets.”

John McVay, PACT Chief Executive, said, “The contemporary need to co-produce with natural partners like Australia has never been more apparent. The opportunities that it provides in terms of innovation and job creation in both screen industries are invaluable.”

In addition to attending the IPM, members of the UK delegation will be involved in a session entitled UK Grand Panel Factual Session as part of the main conference, focusing on doing business with UK producers, finding partners and an overview of the production landscape.

The market will also include representatives from Canada, China, South Africa and the USA. Latest international sales agents, distributors, financiers, commissioners and producers participants announced include Agnes Augustin – President & CEO, Shaw Rocket Fund, Steven DeNure – President & COO, DHX Media, Kylie Munnich – Director of Drama & Comedy, Sky Vision,  Peter Pas – Senior Sales Manager, Sky Vision, Jon Kuyper – independent film producer, and Jenny Zhang – Founder and CEO, Totem Pictures.

The International Partnership Market and SCREEN FOREVER 2015 conference takes place 17–19 November 2015 at Crown Conference Centre Melbourne Australia.

For further information or registrations please visit SCREEN FOREVER.

Applications for Australian producers to take part in the IPM have been extended to Tuesday 6 October 2015.