WOMEN Behind The Scenes: How to get to 50%


Screen NSW led the way with new initiatives to get more women into roles in government supported films. Grainne Brunsdon was actively involved in that initiative. Deb Verhoeven has been outspoken on the topic. Samantha Lang has been involved in the pressure for change at Screen Australia which has recently announced new measures. Sophie Mathisen and WIFT have used direct action such as the ‘sausage’ protest at the AACTA Awards.
Will all this be enough? 
What more can be done?

Grainne Brunsdon – Head of Strategy and Industry Development – Screen NSW
Samantha Lang – President – Australian Director’s Guild and feature film director – The Monkey’s Mask, The Well, Carlotta (TV series) and The Killing Field
Sophie Mathisen – President WIFT – Writer/Director
Deb Verhoeven – Professor and Chair of Media and Communication at Deakin University
Chair: Gillian Leahy – long term feminist and Filmmaker