State of the Screen


The State of the Screen touchstone annual Screenmakers session is your opportunity to get the inside track on the latest threats, trends, and opportunities you need to know to navigate your career forwards into tomorrow.

2020 has made it clear, today we not only need to understand the realities of the unprecedented global disruption affecting our broader industry and communities. We must now more than ever come together to innovate strategically for the new future the pandemic has brought upon us. 

This must-see State of the Screen virtual panel of industry leaders, green lighters, disrupters, and game changers will give you clarity around the current state of the industry, an overview of both the local and global landscape, from market trends and emergent opportunities to the benchmark of skill sets needed to succeed today and tomorrow.

The panel will be hosted by Screenmakers Kath McIntyre in her farewell year as Program Director before starting her roles as Executive of Development and Industry Development with SAFC.

Kath said – “This panel session is the highlight of the conference and is a must-attend event to find out where the opportunities are for early career writer, director, producers, and how they can fast track their career. This respected industry panel will also discuss what kind of content is cutting through in the market so delegates can create new bold and exciting projects with the market in mind”.  

Joining Kath in this influential discussion will be: 

  • Kate Croser – CEO SAFC
  • Mike Jones- Head of Content & Development – Every Cloud Productions
  • Ella McIntyre – Head of Product-Mighty Kingdom
  • Kelrick Martin -ABC Head of Indigenous
  • Lee Naimo- Senior Investment Manager – Screen Australia Online

Screenmakers is one of the most energetic producer, director, writer, and creator conferences in the country and a must-attend event for anyone looking to build their career in the rapidly evolving screen industry.

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