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SPA opens Screen Forever earlybird deals

Screen Producers Australia, Melbourne, 31 July 2015: Early Bird registrations are now open for the Australian screen production industry’s flagship event, SCREEN FOREVER, which annually attracts over 700 media and industry professionals across film, television, interactive and online. Celebrating30 years in 2015, SCREEN FOREVER will take place at Melbourne’s Crown Conference Centre from Tuesday 17 November to Thursday 19 November.

Held over three days, SCREEN FOREVER is one of the largest congregations of media and entertainment professionals in the Southern Hemisphere. Conference delegates include leading Australian and international industry practitioners involved in all aspects of producing, creating, writing, directing, distributing and financing screen content. Delegates have unparalleled access to innovative thinkers and industry leaders at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology.

The program is comprised of networking events, keynote addresses, interviews, panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses, roundtable briefings, pitching opportunities and the International Partnership Market that provide a forum for discussion, connection and partnerships. It caters for delegates working across film, television, animation, games, interactive, kids and documentary. Last year, 144 expert speakers and panelists from Australia and around the world participated in SCREEN FOREVER.

Early-bird registrations are now open via the SCREEN FOREVER website and feature the GOLD Pass which provides full access across the Conference’s three days and includes the Opening Night Drinks and Screen Producers Australia Awards and Gala Party. Special discounts are available to members of Screen Producers Australia and participating screen industry guilds.

“In 2014, SCREEN FOREVER attracted 727 delegates from Australia and internationally including New Zealand, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and USA, facilitating numerous successful projects from the event’s many formal and informal meetings, and confirming its role as the must-attend event for screen production business in Australia,” said Matthew Deaner, CEO, Screen Producers Australia. “Whether you’re an established business or new practitioner, a creator, financier, broadcaster or distributor, SCREEN FOREVER provides the critical forum for all aspects of industry to come together to connect, discuss and form partnerships. We are thrilled to be able to welcome everyone to Melbourne in November.”

ABOUT SCREEN FOREVER: Held over three days, SCREEN FOREVER is one of the largest congregations of media and entertainment professionals in the Southern Hemisphere. Conference delegates include leading Australian and international industry practitioners involved in all aspects of producing, creating, writing, directing, distributing and financing screen content. Delegates have unparalleled access to innovative thinkers and industry leaders at the intersection of entertainment, media and technology.

Presented by Screen Producers Australia, SCREEN FOREVER 2015 will take place at Crown Conference Centre Melbourne Tuesday 17 November to Thursday 19 November 2015. Keynote speakers in 2014 included: Phillip Adams AO – Broadcaster Filmmaker Author; Gale Anne Hurd – CEO, Valhalla Entertainment; USA; Joe Godwin – Director BBC Children’s (UK); Mark Scott AO – Managing Director, ABC; Roy Lee – Producer, Vertigo Entertainment, USA; Tim Worner, Chief Executive Officer, Seven West Media; Richard Freudenstein – Chief Executive Officer, FOXTEL and Michael Ebeid, Managing Director, SBS.

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