SPAA Conference

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Screen Producers Australia[edit]

Screen Producers Australia is a national organisation that unites the screen industry to campaign for a healthy commercial environment. Screen Producers Australia supports the interests of businesses, large and small, in their production of feature films, television programs, interactive content and games across all genres and formats.

The SCREEN FOREVER Conference is an annual 3 days event organised by the Screen Producers Australia. It is Australia’s leading media and entertainment conference and the largest congregation of content creators, producers or anyone working in the screen industry who is seeking insight, inspiration, networking, professional development and fun.

The Conference has been held in Sydney since 2009, having been previously held on the Gold Coast.

Attendees at the SPAA Conference include key Australian and international industry practitioners involved in all aspects of producing, creating, distributing and financing screen content. In details, attendees encompass Film, television, documentary, formats, online and TV Producers, Broadcasters, Post Production experts, Financiers, Directors, Writers, Legal Companies, Government Agencies, and Distribution and acquisition executives.

The program offers a mix of interviews, pitching opportunities, panel discussions, workshops, and social events with opportunities for business development and networking.

2011 Conference[edit]

The 26th annual SPAA Conference was held at the Hilton in Sydney from 13–16 November 2011 [1]

2010 Conference[edit]

The 25th annual SPAA Conference was held at the Hilton in Sydney from 16–19 November 2010.

2009 Conference[edit]

The 24th annual SPAA Conference was held at the Westin Hotel in Sydney from 17–20 November 2009.[2]

2008 Conference[edit]

The 23rd annual SPAA Conference was held at the Sheraton Mirage at the Gold Coast from 12–14 November 2008.[3]

SPAA Conference Speakers[edit]

Previous keynote speakers have included:

  • Beau Willimon" House of Cards;
  • George Lucas: Star Wars;
  • Matthew Weiner Mad Men;
  • Sydney Pollack: Talented Mr Ripley, Quiet American, Cold Mountain;
  • Robert Towne: Mission Impossible, Days of Thunder, The Firm;
  • Garreth Neame Downton Abbey;
  • Saul Zaentz: English Patient, Amadeus, One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest;
  • Eric Fellner: Fargo, Bridget Jones, Notting Hill, The Big Lebowski;
  • Lord David Puttnam: The Mission, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express;
  • Jon Plowman: Absolutely Fabulous, The Office, Vicar of Dibley;
  • Mike Reiss: Producer & Writer, The Simpsons;
  • Rene Balcer: Law & Order, Criminal Intent;
  • Cathy Schulman: Producer, Crash, The Station Agent;


SPAAmart is a feature film finance market that puts Australian and New Zealand's finest scripts in front of local and international independent film-financing source.

SPAA Fringe[edit]

SPAA Fringe is an annual two-day film television and new media eventaimed at emerging producers presented by the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) [4][5]


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