Screen Forever to host ABC’s Q&A

10 November, 2016 by Staff Writer

ABC journalist Virginia Trioli will host the Q&A panel at Screen Forever. 


For the second year in a row, Screen Producers Australia will host a presentation of the ABC’s Q&A at the Screen Forever conference in Melbourne. 

The panel will be hosted by ABC journalist Virginia Trioli, and examine the contemporary media landscape and the key issues facing Australian and international producers.

The session is specifically designed for the Screen Forever audience of producers, distributors, financiers and media executives, and is not for broadcast. It will include audience questions and interaction and a live Twitter feed.

Confirmed panelists include: Russel Howcroft, executive general manager, Network Ten; Benjamin Law, writer, The Family Law; Bruna Papandrea, producer, Make Movies; Tracey Robertson, chief executive officer, Hoodlum; David Taylor, co-managing director and producer, Playmaker; Jude Troy, EVP Acquisitions and TV Development, eOne Films ANZ.

“We are privileged to have one of Australia’s finest discussion programs opening the conference. The ABC’s proven Q&A format will allow us to debate the most important topics affecting our industry," said Matthew Deaner, CEO, Screen Producers Australia.

“Whether it be the growing threat to the network business model posed by the internet, the future of Australian TV content regulation, the way forward for Australian feature film, or greater diversity on our screens, the session will set the agenda for a robust conference where we all seek solutions for a more productive future.”

Q&A will open the Screen Forever conference at Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne on November 15 at 1.30pm. 

Delegates are invited to submit their questions for consideration by the producers of Q&A, care of, by 5pm AEST November 11.