War of Independents – fighting to preserve independent voices in a globalised landscape

Meeting Room 11, Level 1

With splintered markets, smaller budgets and ‘disrupted’ business models, ‘indies’ are more vulnerable than ever.  This session will discuss strategies for self-reliance and collaboration, erosion of rights, contract negotiations and cutting the red-tape and how to support independent producers to flourish  and not disappear.


Nicholas Cole – Legal Practitioner Director, Cole Media & Entertainment Law
Bryan Cockerill – Writer/Director/Producer, The Full Box
Katie Shortland – Head of Business Affairs & Strategy, CJZ
Sharon Ramsay-Luck – Content Distribution Specialist


Sally Regan – Senior Manager Screen Investment, Create NSW