Craig is Dean of Research (Creative) at the University of South Australia. He is the author, co-author and editor of 15 books, including Script Development: Critical Approaches, Creative Practices, International Perspectives (2020), The Doctoral Experience: Student Stories from the Creative Arts and Humanities (2019), Writing for the Screen: Creative and Critical Approaches (2nd ed.) (2019) and Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry (2018). Craig is also a screenwriter, script consultant and script editor.
As Head of Children’s Libbie is responsible for the Content Strategy for ABC Originals, Co-Productions and Commissioned content across the ABC’s two dedicated children’s channels, ABCME (6-12yrs) and ABC KIDS (2-6yrs). As a member of the ABC’s TV & Radio leadership team, she contributes to the ABC’s audiences, production and business strategy by building high quality and distinctive programming, across all the Children’s distribution channels delivering the #1 Australian Children’s entertainment network.
With 40+ internal creative staff, as Creative Leader she sets the bar for creative excellence, innovation and nurtures teams to deliver ambitious, unique and compelling stories that are world class. Driving new partnerships and valuing long standing creative alliances, her tenure positions the ABC as a trusted partner enabling Australian content to thrive in Australia and succeed in the global marketplace.
Rufus is responsible for the management of Madman’s documentary VOD platform DocPlay. Rufus has a background in film theory and criticism and has worked as a producer, story consultant, script editor, location scout and assistant director. He spent several years in the Netherlands as a journalist/editor and in communications/PR for the Dutch Film Fund. Prior to Madman, he lived in New Zealand where he worked for the New Zealand Film Commission and Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival. He is a passionate advocate for documentary as a vehicle for social change and social justice and has a particular interest in environmental and music documentaries. Rufus is a graduate of the Australian National University and AFTRS.
Marshall was appointed Director TV and Online Content in January 2015. Prior to this appointment Marshall was the Chief Digital Officer, with a broad remit to help drive the adoption of digital technologies and innovation across SBS in a rapidly changing broadcast sector.
Marshall first joined SBS in 2007 as Manager, Digital Media with overall responsibility for SBS’s online presence.
Prior to joining SBS, Marshall’s varied career has included working as a litigation lawyer in NZ; heading up Telstra’s digital music and movie businesses and working as Creative Director of Noise, a media based festival to showcase the creative works of young Australians.
With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape. As described in the SBS Charter, SBS’s principal function is to provide multilingual, multicultural and Indigenous radio, television and digital media services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians, reflecting Australia’s diverse society. SBS inspires all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our diverse world.
Tracey is the Chief Content Officer for Emmy® and BAFTA Award winning film and television production company Hoodlum. Hoodlum operates between Australia, the US and the UK, and has a first-look deal with Disney’s ABC Studios. Prior to Hoodlum Tracey was the CEO of Screen Queensland where she led the organisation through significant cultural change and growth from February 2014 to August 2019. Tracey was named in the 2018 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence and is the 2016 Telstra Queensland Businesswoman of the Year. Tracey moved to Los Angeles in 2004 where for the next 10-years she took on senior roles at Ausfilm, the industry-government partnership that connects the international screen industry with Australia’s incentives, talent and facilities. Since returning Tracey has launched initiatives for the industry including the first feature film with an SVOD company, a partnership with YouTube, a development partnership with Stan, Australia’s first VR series witha broadcaster and led significant cultural change within the organisation. Tracey also introduced the organisations first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan and a Gender
Equity Policy to drive change both behind and in front of the screen.