Bird Eggs Films Production & Development Executive / Creative Producer
A senior creative leader with 15 years’ experience across Australian and US markets. I have a proven track record in identifying premium content with a commitment to editorial quality and commercial appeal; an experienced creative producer and executive producer, having created features films for theatrical release, drama and factual series for territorial broadcasters and streamers, and as an executive at Screen Australia and Seven and a stint in the belly of the Hollywood studio system working in Development. Accomplished at taking projects from concept through script development into production & post and delivery, having produced two feature films and over 60 hours of scripted & factual television. Passionate about bringing great collaborators together and connecting people, fostering positive, engaged & loyal teams who are curious about the what ifs; with a long history of creating opportunities for emerging talent as a mentor and by facilitating programs like Screen Australia's Gender Matters Connect program, as a consulting producer at Bus Stop Films (a film school for adults living with disabilities), as co-chair of Screen Vixens (a networking & support organisation for female producers) and as creator of CrewDames (a website for producers/PMs to seek out female ATL/BTL crew). An MBA candidate (first year down and half a millennium to go ;) through the University of Canberra; geek at heart, a prolific reader of fiction, summer-seeker-water-lover and mother of two mini-humans.
How to Create a Diverse, Inclusive and Gender-Balanced Screen Production
FRI, OCT 20, 10:00 AM
Everyone wants to have an inclusive and diverse production team, yet many don’t know where to start or how to successfully put this in motion. Our session will discuss some of the obstacles and what you can do to overcome them. Through extensive industry research, and utilising WIFT’s global network, this session is an opportunity to break down barriers and assess the way in which we all approach crewing productions. Oakley Kwon of Women In Film and Television will moderate a conversation with three leading industry experts who have extensive experience in sourcing and running inclusive sets. Panellists are Racheal Rauch - Job-Share consultant at Screen Well; Kirsty Stark - AACTA, Rose d’Or & Emmy award-winning television and feature film producer; and Kristen Hodges - Screen Australia executive and producer of feature films and over 60 hours of television. The panel will discuss the obstacles facing screen practitioners when crewing for diversity, as well as share resources that will support you in making your production as inclusive as possible. After the panel, WIFT will host a 1 hour networking event for audience members.