Screen Forever to bring together TV heads

22 September, 2016 by Staff Writer

Nine Entertainment Co. CEO Hugh Marks.


The chief executives of five of Australia’s television networks – the ABC’s Michelle Guthrie, SBS’s Michael Ebeid, Foxtel’s Peter Tonagh, Nine Entertainment’s Hugh Marks and Seven West Media’s Tim Worner – will appear (separately) at this year's Screen Forever conference, held November 15-17 in Melbourne.

“This is an unrivalled opportunity to hear direct from the CEOs themselves – the leaders of the major investors, collaborators, and underwriters of and in our production industry,” said Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner.
“The networks’ participation offers guests a comprehensive overview of the contemporary landscape, examining the goals, motives and forecasts for each broadcaster."

The ‘In Conversation’ series will be hosted by The Australian’s media editor Darren Davidson and ABC News Breakfast host Virginia Trioli.   

In addition, all broadcasters – including the Ten Network, whose CEO Paul Anderson will notably not be appearing in conversation – will have representatives participating in the conference’s new Domestic Partnerships Market.

This will include the Industry Roundtables (the conference forum for shared meetings and conversations) and Ready Steady Pitch (the TV Pitching Market) as well as the Meet The Buyer series, where commissioning editors and programmers will outline their production priorities to Australian producers.