Screen Producers Australia (SPA) has unveiled the members of the advisory board of Screen Forever, a yearly event for screen industry professionals in Australia, based in Melbourne.
The new board chair is Sophia Zachariou (pictured), CEO of Bunya Productions.
The other board members are Bernadine Lim, head of documentary, Screen Australia; Caroline Pitcher CEO, Film Victoria; Cody Greenwood, producer, Rush Films; Deirdre Brennan, formerly executive, NBCUniversal; Elmar Trefz, VR/AR creative strategist, Antler; Jennifer Collins, director of content, Fremantle; Kylie Munnich, scripted sales and co-production executive for Seven Studios; Larissa Behrendt, academic/writer/director – UTS/Lavarch Productions; Nick O’Donnell, head of public policy and government affairs, Netflix (AU and NZ); Penny Smallacombe, head of Indigenous department, Screen Australia; Que Minh Luu, executive producer, ABC; and Tracey Vieira, CEO, Screen Queensland.
SPA’s newly appointed content and event curation manager, Melanie Horkan, will work closely with the board to develop strategic priorities.
“Screen Forever is a place for content creators and commissioners to meet, exchange ideas and tackle the key issues that face our screen industry. As we become increasingly globally focused, there’s no better time to instigate the changes we need to make as an industry to help us be more competitive internationally,” said Zachariou, in a statement.