Media, Film and Journalism – Diversity in the TV Writers Room – Elise McCredie, Tony Briggs, Bruce Gladwin and Sonia Teuben

Date/Time: Wed 26 Jul / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: MADA Ground Floor Theatre G104, Caulfield Campus


Presented as part of the ‘TV Bites’ Media Industry Experts Panel Discussion Series

Join award-winning screenwriters and directors discussing diversity in current TV productions both on-screen and behind-the-scenes. How is diversity represented in TV writers rooms, and why is this space so critical?

Elise McCredie is an award-winning film and TV director and screenwriter. She is writer and co-creator of TV series ‘Nowhere Boys’, ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Stateless’. She is currently working on her original crime mystery series ‘Overflow’ produced by Claudia Karvan and the new season of ‘Jack Irish.’

Tony Briggs is an actor, writer and producer. Briggs wrote the Helpmann Award winning play ‘The Sapphires’ and adapted it for the 2012 film. His acting credits include ‘Bran Nue Dae’, ‘Cleverman’, ‘The Slap’, ‘Redfern Now’, and ‘Neighbours’. In 2017, he was involved in writing and creating TV series ‘The Warriors’. 

Bruce Gladwin is Artistic Director of Back to Back Theatre, a company with an ensemble of actors who identify as having intellectual disabilities. In 2015, Gladwin won the Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre. Currently, the company is working on TV production ‘Oddlands’ with Matchbox Pictures.

Sonia Teuben is a key member of the Back to Back Theatre ensemble, which she joined in 1993. In 1997, Sonia was a semi-finalist in the Australian Young Achievers Award and in 2007, she co-devised ‘Small Metal Objects’, which premiered at Flinders Street Station in 2004 as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Send RSVP to Tessa.Dwyer@monash.edu by Tuesday 25th July 2017.

For further information please contact Tessa Dwyer on 0399034633.

 

 

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