More players confirmed for International Partnership Market

14 September, 2015 by Staff Writer

International sales agents, distributors, financiers, commissioners and producers from the US, UK and China will participate in the Screen Forever International Partnership Market.

They include  Material Pictures Development Executive Paddy Murphy (US); Division Manager, Entertainment Division, Adrian Ward of California’s Pacific Mercantile Bank; Natalie Chaidez (US), Executive Producer / Showrunner, Matchbox UCP Productions; Holly Hines (US), SVP, Content, Dynamic Television; and Josh Black (HK), CEO APAC, GroupM Content, GroupM.


Previously announced guests include UK broadcaster Channel 4’s Head of International Drama, Simon Maxwell; Voltage Pictures Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Babacar Diene (US); A24’s Chief Operating Officer Matthew Bires (US); UK’s All3 Media Head of Acquisitions, Maartje Horchner; and Acquisitions Agent Emily Gotto from UK international sales company Protagonist.

An invitation-only event matching Australian producers with international businesses interested in co-venture and coproduction opportunities, the International Partnership Market (IPM) will take place during Screen Forever, the Australian screen industry conference to be held November 17-19 at Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne.

Screen Producers Australia Chief Executive Matthew Deaner said, “At its core, the industry remains a relationship business where global partners are essential. Last’s year’s International Partnership Market 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 was introduced in 2013. Screen Producers Australia has worked closely in developing appropriate partnership opportunities for participating producers through the IPM with Ausfilm, Screen Australia, Screen New South Wales and Screen Queensland who are sponsors of the International Partnership Market.

As the major sponsor of the IPM, Ausfilm’s Los Angeles based Executive Vice President of International Production Kate Marks partners with the IPM team in selecting and inviting international producers and development executives for this market. Ausfilm also sits on the selection committee to identify and match Australian producers to international executives at this market in line with Ausfilm’s global strategy in connecting international filmmakers with Australian partners.

There are limited spaces available to participate in the IPM and applications close on September 28.

Apply now via the online application form at

Successful applicants must register for Screen Forever.