Health & Wellbeing: Raising the Bar for Screen Creatives
Saroni RoyA multi-hyphenate, Saroni Roy is an Australian actor & co-chair Equity Diversity-MEAA, model and social entrepreneur based in Sydney. Saroni has worked in a number of Australian and International screen projects including film, television, web series, commercial campaigns, music videos, and documentaries. A cancer-survivor, facing invisible-disabilities, Saroni is a body-activist, founder & CEO, Saroni Roy Foundation & director, SRf Creatists perpetuating socio-economic and environmental well-being through ‘Diversity, Sustainability & Social-justice’ initiatives.
Ben SteelBen Steel is an international actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, and mental health first aid instructor with over thirty years’ experience working on theatre, film and television projects in the USA, UK, Czech Republic, Aruba and Australia. Ben is passionate about improving wellbeing for the arts and entertainment sector, and he has spent the last five years speaking to arts & entertainment industry leaders and experts in mental health about the wellbeing challenges and solutions creative practitioners face, an exploration which culminated in him making the acclaimed ABC documentary The Show Must Go On released during mental health week 2019.
Bayley TurnerBayley Turner is a consent educator and advocate, as well as a writer, performer, and proud queer trans woman living on Wurundjeri country. Bayley's work with consent involves consulting with creative teams, facilitating workshops locally and internationally with school groups and theatre organisations, and implementing policy and protocol documentation. Bayley is currently training with Intimacy Directors & Coordinators to support nudity and simulated intimacy sequences in film and television.
Pip EdwardsPip is an actor, coach and co-chair of the MEAA Wellness Committee. As an actor, she has worked across film, television, and theatre. As a coach, she has helped countless creatives towards booking jobs, honing their craft, creative/mindset mentorship, and building their careers. Pip teaches screen acting, audition technique, mindset and ‘business of acting' at drama-schools and studios across Australia.
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