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FINAL DAYS to register for the SQ incubatHER event 

Screen Queensland (SQ) is thrilled to announce that Screen Australia is among the special guests who will be participating in the SQ incubatHER day on Thursday 21 July at QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane.  Screen Australia will also play host to a special Screen Australia – Gender Matters networking event.

Date: Thursday 21 July, 2016

Time: 9.30am – 6.00pm

Venue: Room 360, QUT Gardens Point, George Street, Brisbane

Purchase your ticket here to confirm your place*.  Tickets close at 5.00pm, Tuesday 19 July 2016.



9.45am – 10.30am    WANTED PANEL

Moderator: Tracey Vieira, Chief Executive Officer, Screen Queensland

Panelists: Helen Panckhurst (Matchbox Pictures), Debbie Lee (Matchbox Pictures), Julie McGauran (Seven Network Sydney)


10.30am – 11.00am    MORNING TEA BREAK


11.00am – 12noon    PITCH PREP – Breakout Session 1

Moderator: Kristen Souvlis, Like a Photon

Panelists: Veronica Fury (WildBear Entertainment), Leanne Tonkes (Sense and Centsability).  Please note EOIs to be part of these pitching sessions have now closed.


11.00am – 12noon    PRODUCTION & LEGAL – Breakout Session 2

Moderator: Dan Lake, SVP – Development and Production, Screen Queensland

Panelists: Mark Bamford (Simpsons Solicitors), Sonia Borella


12noon – 1.00pm    YOUTUBE PANEL

Moderator: Daniel Stephenson, YouTube

Panelists: Lana Kington (SketchSHE), Jessica Holsman (Study with Jess)



Turia, one of Australia’s most admired people, will deliver a keynote address that is certain to astonish and inspire you, with plenty of laughs too.


2.30pm – 3.30pm    PITCHING – Breakout Session 3

Pitching to Seph McKenna (Roadshow Films), Simmone Overend (Australians in Film), Nerida Moore (Screen Australia).  Please note EOIs to be part of these pitching sessions have now closed.


2.30pm – 3.30pm    WOMEN IN BUSINESS – Breakout Session 4

Moderator: Liz Cameron, Legal and Business Affairs Manager, Screen Queensland

Panelists: Helen Panckhurst (Matchbox Pictures), Veronica Fury (WildBear Entertainment), Greer Simpkin (Bunya Productions), Tracey Vieira (Screen Queensland)


2.30pm – 3.30pm    FINANCING YOUR PROJECT – Breakout Session 4

Moderator: ​ Matthew Deaner, CEO, Screen Producers Australia

Panelists: Todd Fellman (Producer), Jo Dillon (Screen Queensland), Sally Caplan (Screen Australia), Trish Lake (Freshwater Pictures)


3.30pm – 4.30pm    DEVELOPMENT PANEL

Moderator: Jo Dillon, EVP – Development and Production, Screen Queensland

Panelists: Debbie Lee (Matchbox Pictures), Seph McKenna (Roadshow Films), Emma Jensen (Writer), Simmone Overend (Australians in Film)


4.30pm – 6.00pm    Screen Australia Gender Matters Networking Event


We hope you can join us at SQ incubatHER, supported by QUT, and join in the conversation and share ideas and strategies on the best practice to grow women’s participation in creative roles in Queensland’s screen sector.

Kind regards,

Screen Queensland

* Please note there is a nominal charge of $20 per person (plus Eventbrite fee of $1.89) to attend that includes all catering costs. 

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