Melbourne gears up for the 2017 Screen Forever Conference

The largest annual gathering for screen practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere is less than two weeks away. 

Every year without fail, the Screen Forever conference delights its delegates with inspiration and insights from a host of local and international key note guests. Must see sessions include an In conversation with Sam Toles, Dark Art with a Bright Future and A Room Without a View: Surviving the Writer’s Room. 

Screen Producers Australia has also just announced special key guest and renowned producer Donna Gigliotti (Hidden Figures, Shakespeare in Love, Silver Linings Playbook, The Reader). Details on her session below. 

Film Victoria is Principal Partner of Screen Forever which will be held from 14-16 November in Melbourne at Crown Conference Centre. Book your tix here

Screen Forever passes to emerging VIC Producers and Writers

Film Victoria has secured Screen Forever passes for 20 emerging Victorian Producers and Writers to enable them to attend the conference.

Congratulations to:

Hayley Adams (Producer)
Lauren Anderson (Writer)
Helen Barrett (Writer)
Jacklyn Bassanelli (Writer)
Sabine Battel (Producer)
Michael De Robbio (Producer)
Samantha Dinning (Producer)
Lester Francois (Producer)
Alexandra George (Producer) 
Alicia Gwinner (Writer) 
Emma Haarburger (Producer)
Dylan Hornsby (Producer) 
Gina Lambropoulos (Writer)
Andre Lima (Producer)
Alexandra Love-Dack (Writer)
Meegan May (Writer)
Emma Roberts (Producer)
Tegan Rogers (Producer) 
Bree-Anne Sykes 
Stephanie Westwood (Producer) 

Donna Gigliotti

Join Donna Gigliotti as she features in a very special In Conversation Keynote session with leading Australian film and media journalist Sandy George on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Gigliotti is one of only nine women to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. She received the 1998 Oscar® for producing Shakespeare In Love. Among its 13 nominations, seven Oscars® were awarded the film, including Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow), Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) and Best Original Screenplay (Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman). Gigliotti also received the 1999 Golden Globe® for Best Picture/Comedy and the 2000 British Academy Award (BAFTA) on behalf of the film.

Gigliotti currently serves as President of Tempesta Films, a film production company based in New York. Her recent credits include Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of no Nation starring Idris Elba and Rob Burnett’s Revised Fundamentals starring Paul Rudd.