Mercury Cx’s Screenmakers conference returns

Mercury Cx’s Screenmakers conference returns
Meg Lefauve and Lorien McKenna, the scribes behind Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Captain Marvel and hosts of podcast The Screenwriting Life, will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s Screenmakers Conference and Market.

Run by Adelaide’s Mercury Cx, the event aimed at the emerging sector will also see sessions from Hoodlum and Asx-listed games company Mighty Kingdom.

This year’s iteration will return in-person in Adelaide, held over three days and featuring conference sessions, a 1:1 pitch market, the ABC iview Pitch-o-rama contest pitching contest, mentoring, industry roundtables, networking events and a one-day TV formats lab.

Industry representatives from Foxtel, Stan, ABC, Icon Films, Sbs, Fremantle, Roadshow, Studiocanal, Madman Films, and Flame Distribution will be among the 50 production companies, producers, distributors, platforms and exhibitors participating.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Market >> Creators >> Exchange’.

Mercury Cx CEO Karena Slaninka said the event, returning in its seventh edition,
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