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AFTRS Streams Live to Adelaide for Tuesday Talks

From 4 February, Adelaide screen industry professionals will now have the opportunity to attend TUESDAY TALKS, gaining access to the latest market intelligence, hearing from writers, producers and directors working in the dynamic national and global TV sector.

Combining content and conversation, TUESDAY TALKS will feature an exclusive live stream of AFTRS’ highly successful monthly TV Talks, previously only available as a live event in Sydney.

Presented by the AWG SA with support from SAFC in conjunction with AFTRS and event partners The Media Resource Centre, the monthly live stream to The Mercury will be followed by a networking evening.

Entering its eighth year in 2020, TV Talks is a Sydney industry staple. Bringing this exclusive live stream to Adelaide provides an opportunity for South Australian creatives to access key insights from leading practitioners, producers and broadcasters. The first event will feature Eureka co-CEOs Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin in conversation with Andrew Garrick.

AWG SA Chair Sally Hardy said, “We are excited to be able to bring this event to writers, producers, directors and screen practitioners in Adelaide. As production continues to grow in Adelaide, this event will open up new ideas and opportunities both for established and emerging creators.”

“One of the obstacles to industry creatives outside of Sydney is the lack of access to market intelligence, industry insights and awareness of the key players in the industry. We have long held the desire to gain access to this exclusive event and are delighted to be partnering with the AWG and AFTRS, to connect South Australian creatives to the wider industry,” said MRC Acting Director Karena Slaninka.

Regularly drawing a full house at AFTRS campus, TV TALKS topics in 2019 ranged from an update from MIP, making true crime, emerging directions in kid’s tv, and a look at future trends in TV content. Past speakers and sessions have included ‘True Crime’ featuring Greg Haddrick (Pine Gap, Underbelly), ‘Jumping Genres – making the move from unscripted to scripted’, ‘Keeping It Original – telling unique stories for a global market’, featuring Angie Fielder: Producer, (The Other Guy, Lion) Aquarius Films; Michael Lucas: Writer/EP, (Five Bedrooms, Rosehaven), Vincent Sheehan: Producer, (The Kettering Incident, Fall-Out) Porchlight Films.

“AFTRS is delighted to be working with our partners in South Australia to bring TV Talks to an Adelaide audience. We have a terrific line-up of speakers already in place for 2020 and the information they will share – under Chatham House rules – means audiences will get to hear deep insider knowledge about issues and opportunities in the television landscape that’s rarely available for those practitioners not in the Sydney and Melbourne industry hubs,” said Wendy Gray, Head, Industry Program at AFTRS.

4 February TV Talks – via Exclusive Live Stream

Since its foundation three years ago, Eureka, a young powerhouse of creativity, has become a force to be reckoned in Australian and International television production.

Less than a year after launching, the company produced over 70 hours of programming and in 2018, had eight series go to air. In the last six months alone, The Real Dirty Dancing, Drunk History, their version of The Amazing Race and so much more, have made it to our small screens.

In the US, they co-created Holey Moley for ABC and Dating Around for Netflix.

TV Talks host, Andrew Garrick, with founders and principals of Eureka, Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin, will discuss how they’ve built this extraordinary company, what’s next, and how they see the world of television changing in the years to come.

Booking TUESDAY TALKS is free but bookings are essential. Register at
For more information on the monthly topics, or to book to attend in Sydney see the AFTRS TV Talks page.

TUESDAY TALKS kicks off on Tuesday 4 February, with sessions on the first Tuesday of the month.


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