25 September, 2014 by Press Release

Producers of feature film, television and interactive programs and deal makers across screen acquisition, finance and distribution from the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Asia Pacific are confirmed to attend SCREEN FOREVER 2014 and will take part in the International Partnership Market (IPM).

Joe Godwin, Director, BBC Children’s; Carrie Stein, Executive Vice President of Global Productions, Entertainment One Television; Simonne Overend, Vice President of Scripted Development, Essential Media & Entertainment (USA); Simon Cox, Investment Manager for Ingenious Media; Craig Emanuel, Partner, Loeb & Loeb; Jules Borkent, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and International Programming, Nickelodeon; Neil Court, Executive Chairman, 9 Story Media Group, Chairman and Co-Owner Peacock Alley Entertainment; Matt Brodlie, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions, Relativity Media; Georgia Brown, Director of Acquisitions for Shine International; Gary Bryman, Executive Producer, TCG Studios; Silas Hickey, Creative Director, Asia Pacific Animation Development and Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer, Kids Networks, both of Turner International; and Andrew Corkin, founder and producer, Uncorked Productions are among the top level experts confirmed to attend. Previously announced guests Laurie Zaks, Mandeville Television and Roy Lee, Vertigo Productions, will also participate in the IPM.


Screen Producers Australia Executive Director Matthew Deaner said, “At its core the industry remains a relationship business where global partners are essential. Last’s year’s inaugural IPM was embraced by international and Australian producers and it confirmed for us the importance of bringing potential partners together. We are excited to build on its success with so many key figures from international markets already confirmed to attend.”

The IPM, which runs throughout the Conference as a series of one on one meetings, was introduced in 2013. This year, SCREEN FOREVER welcomes a delegation from New Zealand headed by New Zealand Film Commission Chief Executive Officer, Dave Gibson that includes Glenn Usmar, Television Manager, NZ On Air; Richard Fletcher, Co-President, SPADA/Co-Managing Director, Libertine Pictures; and Sandy Gildea, Executive Director, SPADA. New Zealand producers participating in the IPM are Angela Littlejohn, Head of Production, Pukeko Pictures; Emma Slade, Producer, Firefly Films; Matthew Metcalfe, Producer, GFC; Steven O’Meagher, Producer, Desert Road Productions; Tim Sanders, Producer, Field Theory; Victoria Spackman, Chief Executive Officer, Gibson Group and Rachel Jean, Head of Development, South Pacific Pictures. These IPM delegates will also be joined at the Conference by representatives from other leading New Zealand production companies.

 Deaner said, “The representation from New Zealand continues our commitment to developing opportunities for collaboration in markets where we have co‐production agreements already in place, and our partners across the Tasman are ideal partners from a cultural and geographic perspective. This is an impressive list of producers and decision makers and we look forward to fruitful collaborations as a result.”

NZFC CEO Dave Gibson said, “Getting more production happening with Australia is a major goal for the New Zealand screen sector. Our producers attending SCREEN FOREVER 2014 are actively looking for partnerships, and I have no doubt New Zealand’s participation this year will lead to some great projects being made.”

Screen Producers Australia has worked closely in developing appropriate partnership opportunities for participating producers through the IPM with Screen Australia, Ausfilm and Screen Queensland who are sponsors of the International Partnership Market and ScreenWest, a sponsor of SCREEN FOREVER.

There are limited spaces available to participate in the Market and applications close on 30 September 2014. Click here to view the 2014 Guidelines. Apply now via the online application form.

Successful applicants must register for SCREEN FOREVER (two day minimum).

The list of participants will be updated as new guests are confirmed.


16 to 19 November 2014. Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne Australia.
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