Generation Next Factual & Documentary Conference

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OPEN CHANNEL’S GENERATION NEXT FACTUAL & DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE caters for the Emerging Screen Sector, held December 6th and 7th, 2012 at Cinema Nova, Carlton, Melbourne.

Supported by Film Victoria, Open Channel’s Generation Next Factual & Documentary Conference is a 2- day program of curated seminars, panel discussions and presentations providing Victoria’s emerging and early career screen practitioners with the opportunity to engage with their peers, meet and mingle with experienced screen writers, directors, producers, financiers, industry guilds, broadcasters and commissioners.

With guests including:

  • Lizzette Atkins (UNICORN FILMS)
  • Steven Baras-Miller (Australian Story, 7:30 Report)
  • Mikael Borglund (Managing Director and CEO, BEYOND)
  • Anita Brown (Commissioning Editor Factual Entertainment, ABC)
  • Jim Buchan (Group Channel Manager History & CI, History – FOXTEL)
  • Kirsten Cargill (Sales Director Australia, New Zealand ENDEMOL DISTRIBUTION)
  • Cindy Clarkson (Just Punishment, The Man Who Souled the World)
  • Joost den Hartog (Managing Director AIDC)
  • Sue Edwards (Acting GM, Industry Development and Investment FILM VICTORIA)
  • Judith John-Story (Executive Producer SOUTHERN STAR ENTERTAINMENT)
  • Rosie Jones (Triangle Wars)
  • Richard Lowenstein (Catch My Disease, I’m Only Looking the best of INXS)
  • Michael McMahon (MATCHBOX PICTURES)
  • Sue Maslin (Documentary Investment Manager SCREEN AUSTRALIA)
  • Joseph Maxwell (Commissioning Editor Documentary, SBS)
  • Bernadete O’Mahony (Head of Development and Production AUSTRALIAN CHILDRENS TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • Dave Redman (SBS’ Family)
  • Ken Sallows ASE (Persecution Blues: The Battle for the Tote, Lionel)
  • Katrina Sedgwick (Head of Arts ABC)
  • Liz Stevens (Manager Documentary, SCREEN AUSTRALIA)
  • Jan Stradling (Executive Producer ABC Childrens TV)
  • Adrian Swift (Director of Program Development, NINE NETWORK)
  • Daryl Talbot (Managing Director, WTFN)
  • Alex West (Head of Factual RENEGADE FILMS)
  • Australian Directors Guild
  • Australian Cinematographers Society
  • Australian Screen Editors


6-7 December 2012
Cinema Nova, Carlton