Screen Queensland invites you to Creating On Screen Chemistry: Where Screen Meets Science

Screen Queensland invites you to

Creating On Screen Chemistry:

Where Screen Meets Science

Creating On Screen Chemistry will bring together Queensland screen practitioners and scientists to encourage collaborations – “creating chemistry together” – in developing and pitching screen content at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers being held in Brisbane from 27 – 30 November 2018.

Set against the backdrop of the World Science Festival Brisbane, Screen Queensland (SQ) is presenting a special event on Thursday 22 March from 2.00pm until 4.00pm at the Festival Lab, Cultural Forecourt, South Brisbane, where we aim to “create chemistry” between Queensland screen practitioners and scientists.

SQ is committed to supporting storytellers to tell strong stories, and we are excited about the prospect of merging the worlds of science and screen with our Creating On Screen Chemistry event. We aim to encourage and foster collaborations for stories to be discovered and told to a global audience.


Thursday 22 March 2018

Festival Lab – Cultural Forecourt | Southbank

2.00pm – 3.00pm – Stage Presentation + Panel Discussion

3.00pm – 4.00pm – Networking Event

(nb: afternoon tea will be served at this event)




2.00pm – 3.00pm

Join us from 2.00pm – 3.00pm for the Creating On Screen Chemistry Presentation + Panel, moderated by prominent broadcast personality Alison Leigh.  Comprising a host of exciting Queensland scientists who have been selected to present their scientific research and with Alison, explore how it can be successfully translated into engaging and compelling screen content.

This is a huge opportunity for Queensland producers to hear of the latest developments in the scientific space and discover content for their next feature documentary, television series or online content.

A special guest speaker (in the science space) will also be speaking at this event.  All details will be announced soon, along with the names of the Queensland scientist panellists.


3.00pm – 4.00pm

Following the panel discussion from 3.00pm – 4.00pm is the Creating On Screen Chemistry Networking Event, a unique opportunity for Queensland screen content makers to network with Queensland scientists on the forefront of cutting edge research.

To ensure your place at the Creating Chemistry event, please RSVP HERE

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SQ’s Creating On Screen Chemistry event is a pre-cursor event in the lead up to the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers being held in Brisbane from 27 – 30 November 2018.

The WCSFP is the top industry event for producers working in the factual and science space, providing insights into industry trends and issues, and featuring cutting-edge seminars, networking opportunities and pitch sessions.

With its focus on digital technology and science content, the WCSFP will put Queensland in the international spotlight and highlight the depth of local talent and content we have in our state.

Supported by the Queensland Government, Screen Queensland, ABC and SBS, the WCSFP takes place from 27 – 30 November 2018 and is expected to attract more than 600 industry professionals to Brisbane.

Make sure to mark these dates in your diaries today!

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About Creating On Screen Chemistry panel moderator, Alison Leigh:

Alison Leigh has been Editorial Director of World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) for over a decade. Under her direction the session program has acquired the reputation of being the world’s best for tracking the trends and engaging in provocative and engrossing debate around issues affecting our genre.  Previously Alison played a leading role in producing and commissioning science TV programs in Australia, including six years as Series Producer and then Executive Producer ABC TV Science Unit. Alison helped develop National Science Week in Australia and is a founding member and past President of the Australian Science Communicators. Outside of WCSFP commitments, Alison works as a freelance writer and producer.