Screenmakers Online 2020 



Wednesday 26 August  

09.30-09.35 am     – Welcome to Country

09:35-09:40 am     – Welcome & Housekeeping – Program Director, Kath McIntyre 

09.40-10.50 am     – In Conversation with Daina Reid – Director, Creator, Producer, Writer

Join Mercury CX CEO, Karena Slaninka for a behind the lens in-conversation with one of Australia’s most successful and prolific director’s Daina Reid, who is set to shoot Run Rabbit Run in South Australia next year. Get first-hand insight into her career trajectory, her craft and her incredible experience working in the U.S on The Handmaid’s Tale, (Hulu/SBS). 

11.00-12.00 pm      – State of the Screen (Industry Panel)

This industry virtual panel of 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.

02.00-4.00 pm  – UniSA Career Makers (30 min sessions between industry mentors and mentees)

3.30-4.30 pm    – In Conversation with Pete McTighe –  Live from London UK

An intimate chat with acclaimed South Australian Executive Producer, Writer & Showrunner Pete McTighe (Dr Who, Discovery of Witches, Wentworth, Glitch, Nowhere Boys). Join Mercury CEO Karena Slaninka as she takes you on a truly inspired career journey understanding the personal side of what it takes to succeed here and across the pond and how the two are more than ever connected.

Thursday 27 August  

10.00-12.00 pm  – ABC Pitch-o-rama-Live /online pitching event

(winner receives a $15,000 development prize)

2.00-4.00 pm   – UniSA Career Makers (30 min sessions between industry mentors and mentees) 

4.00-5.30 pm   – Virtual Production Think Tank

(5.25 pm Pitch-o-rama winner announced)

Lean into the brave new world of Virtual Production as cutting edge gaming technologies are starting to transform our industry. Where there is change there is opportunity, so join us in taking a deep dive into this dynamic space. This is a panel of industry players who have all begun the planning, design and commercial modeling of the new push towards Virtual Production. This is not a technology showcase but more an open panel of highly experienced screen industry players who are all preparing for the next generation of digital filmmaking that is set to completely change how our productions are made. Our panelists will give insights into where they see virtual production sitting within their businesses and also discuss how virtual production will influence the development, financing, production planning, casting and delivery of projects that can substitute locations and character interaction like never before.

Taking all the learnings of the streaming world we are also excited to present an interactive, networking element that will support and enhance the conference program and give all delegates the opportunity to connect.