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Be informed, maybe even inspired, on how the industry is becoming more inclusive.
Three practitioners at the front line of implementing change discuss what they’ve done and how they think about the joys and challenges involved: development executive Donna Chang, who recently joined SBS; Benjamin Law, co-chair of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network and executive producer Jason Herbison.
Donna Chang is Development Executive, Scripted, at SBS TV. Previously she was Head of Development at Lingo Pictures and,… before that, a Development Executive at Screen Australia. She also worked in the UK after first undertaking a six-month international placement with Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free.
Jason Herbison has been a writer and producer in Australian television for 25 years and is currently executive producer… of Neighbours, which earned him Australian Writers’ Guild Awards in the serial category in 2016 and 2019. Other credits include Always Greener, Rescue Special Ops, Home and Away and Out of The Blue.
Benjamin Law co-hosts Stop Everything on ABC RN and wrote a memoir that he had a big hand in turning into three seaso…ns of The Family Law on SBS. His first play, Torch The Place, premiered in early 2020 and he writes for a range of publications. He is talking here as co-chair of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network.
Sandy George has tracked the Australian and international film industries for aeons as a journalist: for the magazine Sc…reen International and online news feed www.screendaily.com; as editor of trade magazine Encore; as film writer for The Australian newspaper; and for a range of other publications. She has worked as a business analyst at Screen Australia and on dailies at the Cannes Film Festival. She has presented films on SBS, regularly lectures on pitching and industry policy, and has hosted 1000 panel discussions. She loves dogs.