Changing the Story: Diversity in Today's Industry
Pearl TanPearl Tan is a screen content maker and educator. She is currently in development as a Director on the web series Return to Sender, which won Screen Australia's inaugural Pitcher Perfect competition. She is the Senior Lecturer in Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and is completing her PhD in Creative Practice at the University of NSW, exploring the experience of diversity workers in the Australian Screen Industry.
Lena NahlousLena Nahlous is an experienced CEO, producer, curator, artistic director and facilitator with a long-term commitment to equity in the arts and creative sectors. Lena is currently the Executive Director of Diversity Arts Australia and host of The Colour Cycle podcast. She has over 20 years-experience in arts, cultural and media organisations where she has developed artist brokerage and training programs focusing on artists, communities and creatives from culturally diverse, refugee and migrant backgrounds and young people.
Michelle LawMichelle Law is an award-winning writer of print, screen and theatre. Her works include the plays Single Asian Female and Miss Peony, and the SBS web series Homecoming Queens. Her first book Asian Girls are Going Places will be published in early 2022.
Kate HoodKate Hood is a wheelchair-using actor, writer, theatre-maker and director. Her company, Raspberry Ripple Productions makes accessible theatre using able-bodied and disabled artists. She believes passionately that disabled artists should be seen across our mainstream stages and screens. She is a founding member of Actors Equity's Diversity Committee, served as Deputy Chair for its first five years, and is Co-Chair of the Performers With Disabilities committee.
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