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In the Frame: Screen Queensland Practitioners Forum

Event details

Date: Thursday 24 August

Time: 9.00am–5.30pm

Cost: $35 (excl. booking fees)

Lunch and networking refreshments provided.


State Library of Queensland, South Bank

This event is SOLD OUT. No further tickets will be issued. Waitlist has reached limit. This event will not be recorded or live-streamed.

Screen Queensland is reigniting its annual industry event — applying a local lens to screen production and exploring new opportunities for screen creatives to shine on a local and global stage.

In the Frame: Screen Queensland Practitioners Forum offers a packed program of panels, industry discussion and networking for local screen practitioners.  

Hear from industry experts about project development across a range of genres and formats, learn more about Screen Queensland’s programs to support local production and build connections with your fellow practitioners. 

Travel Support for regional practitioners

Applications are now closed for regionally-based practitioners to apply for travel support to attend In The Frame. Successful applicants will be notified.

9.00amWelcome to Country
9.15amOfficial Opening with Jacqui Feeney (CEO, Screen Queensland)
9.20amIn Limbo: The power of dramedy 
Genre hybrids are a tricky business. The balance between different genres needs careful calibration to really hit the mark for an audience. Arguably, the most difficult of these genre blends is dramedy. This panel breaks down the Brisbane-made ABC series from Bunya Productions and its nuanced exploration of mental health and grief, using humour and heart to engage audiences and spark important conversations. 
Moderator: Phil Enchelmeier (Content Director, Screen Queensland)
Panel: Aaron Fa’Aoso (Cast Member, In Limbo), Lucas Taylor (Writer/Executive Producer, In Limbo), Jennifer Cummins (Producer, In Limbo)
10.00amGetting down to business with Jaggi Entertainment 
Explore the international success of this award-winning production company. The team share their steps to scaling up an annual roster of films and series—including Love is in the Air, Mistletoe Ranch and ground-breaking documentary Beyond the Reef—while also establishing thriving post-production house, Serve Chilled and a newly-formed co-financing division.
Moderator: Tanya Ellen (Head of Content, Screen Queensland) 
Panel: Steve Jaggi (CEO, Jaggi Entertainment), Kylie Pascoe (Producer, Jaggi Entertainment)
10.45amMorning Tea
11.00amBuilding a broad slate: benefits for a diversified approach with Orange Entertainment Co
Orange Entertainment Co. will unpack their approach to producing must-see stories across a range of formats and genres, including scripted series, feature films, documentaries, reality and short-form content. The panel will break down Orange Entertainment’s brilliantly broad slate covering comedy to crime and all that’s in-between. 
Moderator: Dr Belinda Burns (Chief Creative Officer, Screen Queensland)
Panel: Dan Lake (Head of Content, Orange Entertainment Co.), Diya Eid (Development Producer, Orange Entertainment Co.)

11.45amAccess all areas: focus on factual
Dive into how to achieve authentic and meaningful access through building trust and seeking permission. Local factual filmmakers unpack why taking the time to understand the true reality of their subjects and exploring the often-deep complexities at the heart of an issue is always time well-spent. 
Moderator: Ian Lynch (Content Director, Screen Queensland)
Panel: Veronica Fury (Executive Producer/Principal, WildBear Entertainment), Shontell Ketchell (Writer/Producer, Sistas in Mining), Mandy Lake (Filmmaker, Flickchicks) and Nick Piper (Founder, Onion TV)
1.30pmLike a Photon Creative gets scary 
Co-founders Kristen Souvlis and Nadine Bates from the award-winning Queensland production company discuss the global appeal of uniquely Australian animated feature films for audiences of all ages—including Combat Wombat and new fantasy favourite, Scarygirl—and how they have found new markets for their productions. 
2.15pmHerStory: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women telling Truth on screen 
Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and screen practitioners take to the stage for an insightful discussion about empowering First Nations women and girls to tell their stories by listening and acknowledging their lived experience and unique perspectives that are played out on our screens. 
Moderator: Chantelle Murray (Director)
Panel: Kaylene Butler (Producer), Shontell Ketchell (Writer/Producer), Rhianna Malezer (Filmmaker)
3.00pmDiversity on and off screen 
Top industry practitioners delve into their commitment to representation and authenticity, as well as creating safe spaces for cast, crew and creatives on productions.
Moderator: Jacqui Feeney (CEO, Screen Queensland)
Panel: Steph Dower (Screen Queensland Equity and Diversity Taskforce), Aaron Fa’Aoso (Lone Star Productions), Dan Lake (Orange Entertainment Co.), and Tracey Vieira (Hoodlum Entertainment)
3.50pmThank you with Jacqui Feeney (CEO, Screen Queensland) and Dr Belinda Burns (COO, Screen Queensland)
5.30pm Event concludes
Photos by Chloe Callistemon.