DATE | Thursday 27th August 2015
TIME | 5:00pm - 5:30pm-Drinks following
RSVP: Free (men and women are invited to attend)
LOCATION | Cinema 3, Orana Cinemas, Busselton
Women in Film, TV & Interactive WA will host a Panel Discussion on Thursday the 27th August at 5pm as part of CinefestOZ. This will provide an opportunity for a dynamic 30 minute discussion from a panel of leading women in Australia's screen industries on ‘Ways To Increase The Involvement Of Women In the Screen Sector’. Followed by social drinks at 5:30pm. Both men and woman are invited to come and be a part of the growing future of women in film.
PANEL led by WIFT WA chair: Annie Murtagh-Monks.
PANEL MEMBERS INCLUDE:
SUE TAYLOR - Producer
Sue Taylor established her own production company in 2001 and has been awarded and nominated for numerous AFI, ACCTA, Logie and Critics circle Awards, and was named SPA drama producer of the year in 2005. Projects include the adult dramas The Shark Net, 3 Acts of Murder, An Accidental Soldier and the feature films: Last Train To Freo and The Tree. The Tree, an Australian /France co-production starring Charlotte Gainsbourg was selected to close the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 and has now screened around the world with sales to 40 countries. Sue is currently in post production on the feature film Looking For Grace, starring Richard Roxburgh and directed by Sue Brooks. Sue is also on the Board of ScreenWest and was recently Vice President of Screen Producers Australia.
LUCY DURACK - Actor
A celebrated star of stage and screen, Lucy has appeared as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked and as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical. Her screen credits include playing Bunny in the upcoming Southern Star telemovie Dripping In Chocolate, the lead role of Cassie Bennett on Channel 7’s Headland, All Saints, Rush II, the Commbank webisode series The Harrington’s and the films Parlami D'Amore and Elissa Down's The Dripping Tap as well as the worldwide broadcast of the BBC2 Voice of Musical Theatre Competition in Cardiff in which she was a finalist. Lucy is a frequent guest presenter on Channel 7's Absolutely Melbourne.
NICOLE MA - Director/ Producer
Nicole has been working in the Kimberley for over ten years producing and directing award winning projects, notably the inaugural multimedia for the National Museum of Australia, Yiwarra Kuju: Canning Stock Route Project, Kurtal Snake Spirit and Dances of Ecstasy. She began her filmmaking career in New York producing commercials, music videos and long form concert films including Annie Lennox, Whitney Houston, Sonic Youth, Newport Jazz Festival and working on feature films Combination Platter (Sundance screenwriting award), Malcom X (Spike Lee), Haitian Corner (Raoul Peck) and writing and directing short experimental films funded by New York State Council of the Arts.
Panel discussion on 'Ways To Increase The Involvement Of Women In the Screen Sector'