Screen Producers Australia has announce the names of some of Australia’s most prolific producing talent who will mentor the Ones to Watch Cohort. The mentors will help develop the business acumen of the Ones To Watch, fostering the growth of Australia’s up and coming industry creative leaders as they build their slates in the lead-up to pitching network executives and distributors at Screen Forever Market in May, 2023.
This unique mentorship program combines with specially curated development sessions and industry profiling opportunities designed to accelerate the careers of Australia’s next generation content creators.
The 12 Ones To Watch creatives will have the opportunity to learn from the likes of Industry leaders including; Tony Ayres, Rosemary Blight and Kylie Du Fresne (Goalpost Pictures), Joanna Werner (Werner Film), Polly Staniford and Angie Fielder (Aquarius Films) and many more, as they build their projects in the lead-up to pitching opportunities at Screen Forever.
The list of Ones To Watch cohort members and their respective mentors is below:
Aven Yap - Joanna Werner - Werner Film Productions
Bethany Bruce - Charlotte Wheaton & Nick Batzias - GoodThing Productions
Chanel Bowen - Rosemary Blight & Kylie Du Fresne - Goalpost Pictures
Christopher Amos - Tony Ayres - Tony Ayres Productions
Cyna Strachan - Alastair McKinnon - Matchbox Pictures
Debbie Zhou - Rachel Gardner - Curio Pictures
Emma Roberts - Nathan Anderson - New Canvas
Jason Chong - Micah Hewson - ITV Studios Australia
Luke Saliba - Rick Kalowski - Whoa Bandit Productions
Sierra Schrader - Michael McMahon - Big & Little Films
Tim Russell - Jo Porter - Curio Pictures
SPA CEO Matthew Deaner said the guidance provided by the Ones To Watch mentorship would play a crucial role in developing the skills necessary to excel in a rapidly evolving and competitive industry.
The SPA members who have generously agreed to share their time, experience, skills, and passion for our industry take great pride in their collective role in nurturing the next generation of leading Australian producers - Mathew Deaner CEO
Each participant in the program will also have the opportunity to apply for the Ones To Watch Internship, supported by Screen Australia, and secure placement with a production company anywhere in the world.