Leading industry producers will mentor emerging creative producers as part of the Ones to Watch initiative by Screen Producers Australia.
Alexandra Doering – Ian Collie, Easy Tiger Productions
Amy Parry – Jo Porter, Curio Pictures
Gillian Crosby – Tanya Phegan, Guesswork TV
Jodie Kirkbride – Brett Popplewell, Fremantle Australia
Lisa Albert – Jennifer Peedom and Jo-Anne McGowan, Stranger Than Fiction
Michael Hudson – David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, Bunya Productions
Monique Mulcahy – Hugh Baldwin, Flying Bark Productions
Nara Wilson – Suzanne Ryan, SLR Productions
Stephanie Cole – Melinda Wearne and David Ogilvy, Beyond Productions
Tessa Mansfield-Hung – Lisa Shaunessy, Arcadia
Tobias Willis – Alastair MacKinnon, Matchbox Pictures
Vee Shi – Imogen Banks, Kindling Pictures
Each participant will embark on a one-on-one mentorship journey and partake in an array of professional development opportunities, including a series of webinars ahead of Screen Forever next March.
Participants will also have the chance to apply for the Ones To Watch Screen Internship, a program supported by Screen Australia, offering them the opportunity to undertake internships with production companies worldwide, valued at $20,000.
SPA CEO, Matthew Deaner, said, “Ones To Watch serves as a launchpad for early-career producers to learn from the best mentors in the business across a range of genres, including documentary, kids’ content, and drama, helping them refine their skills and build invaluable industry connections.
“SPA’s membership takes the responsibility to develop and care for our industry very seriously. Through the Ones To Watch program our members can mentor the next generation of industry leaders. This provides the mentees with a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, setting a strong foundation for our screen industry for years to come.”