Pearl Tan is the founder and director of Pearly Productions, creating independent films with a focus on diversity. She was named one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence in 2016 and delivered a TEDx talk on reimagining diversity in 2017. She held the position of Co-Chair of the Equity Diversity Committee for two years, and sits on board for the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). She is a Senior Lecturer in Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and presents for ABC Radio. She is a National Institute of Dramatic Art acting graduate, and holds a communications degree from Edith Cowan University and a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Sydney which she completed on a Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship.


Founder & Director

Conscious Competence: Good Practice in Inclusive Screen Work

Meeting Room 15

A session on how to practically apply inclusivity in screen productions to ensure underrepresented groups are part of the creative mix and why it is important for the sustainability of the industry. Speakers: Deborah Williams – CEO, Creative Diversity Network Cátia Malaquias – Director, Attitude Foundation Sally Riley – Head of Scripted Production, ABC Pearl Tan […]