Melbourne To Host World’s Best Showrunners

Left to right: Lee Sung Jin, Joanna Calo, Bruna Papandrea, Tony Ayres and Rebecca Yeldham.

Melbourne will play host to some of global TV’s top showrunners at FUTURE VISION.

VicScreen, Screen Australia and Australians in Film announced the headliners for FUTURE VISION, a groundbreaking new television summit to be held at ACMI from July 15-17.

Leading the impressive line-up announced today are three-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Lee Sung Jin who created, wrote, executive produced and directed Beef, and award-winning co-showrunner, executive producer and director of The Bear, Joanna Calo.

FUTURE VISION is co-chaired by top producer Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and producer and director Tony Ayres (The Slap, Clickbait) with producer Rebecca Yeldham (The Gift, The Motorcycle Diaries) as Creative Director.

Comprising two components – an invite-only series of workshops and a broader industry-facing symposium – FUTURE VISION will engage established industry creatives in intimate working sessions, high-level networking events and larger, industry conversations.

FUTURE VISION will be attended by some of the best storytellers working in television, supporting excellence and originality in storytelling, with the aim of creating Australian stories that will resonate across the globe.

Victorian Minister for Creative Industries, Colin Brooks said, “Victoria has a long and celebrated history of creating premium TV series that have taken the world by storm. We’re proud to support FUTURE VISION, which will bring Australia’s television leaders together with the creators and decision makers behind some of the most popular, and talked about, series.”

“The summit will build on Melbourne’s position as a global screen powerhouse and a home to sought-after creative talent that is ready to do business and entertain audiences across the globe.”

Headline guests Lee Sung Jin and Joanna Calo said jointly: “We are thrilled to be a part of FUTURE VISION, as we are both very near-sighted. From Talk to Me, to The Slap, to all things George Miller, Baz Luhrmann and countless other incredible filmmakers, we have long been fans of Australia’s film and television community and look forward to learning more and discussing the future of storytelling, both locally and beyond.”

Co-Chairs Tony Ayres and Bruna Papandrea, and Creative Director Rebecca Yeldham said jointly: “We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Lee Sung Jin and Joanna Calo to the inaugural FUTURE VISION in Melbourne. Their award-winning and highly acclaimed work, while uniquely grounded and bold, is universally enjoyed. The theme of this year’s FUTURE VISION is Courage, and we could not think of two better TV creators in the world that represent this in their work.”

FUTURE VISION is presented by Australians in Film with support from VicScreen and Screen Australia.

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