The third annual Women in Film lunch seeks to recognise the contribution and achievement of women in film and television in Australia. Enjoy a sumptuous seafood buffet and complimentary drinks in the gorgeous surroundings of Bazaar, QT Gold Coast and hear from one of Australia’s most successful film producers and advocate for women in the industry, Sue Maslin. Sue Maslin is an award-winning producer whose latest film The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet, opened at the number 1 spot at the Australian and New Zealand box offices and became the second highest grossing Australian film of 2015. Maslin is a strong advocate for women in screen, and is currently Patron of Women in Film and Television Victoria and President of the Natalie Miller Fellowship. Whether you are an industry professional or simply a film lover, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of great food, insightful speakers and networking.
ABOUT SUE MASLIN
Sue Maslin is one of Australia’s most successful film, television and digital content practitioners with a track record of creating award winning feature and documentary films. Her most recent is the smash hit The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis. It grossed more than 20 million at the box office and garnered the highest number of nominations at the 2015 Australian Academy Awards, winning five including the coveted People’s Choice Award for Favorite Australian Film.
Feature credits include Road To Nhill, winner of 2003 Best Feature Film at Thessaloniki International Film Festival; Japanese Story, winner of 2003 AFI Award for Best Feature Film, IF Award for Best Feature Film, Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Feature Film; Celebrity:Dominick Dunne; and Hunt Angels, winner of the 2006 AFI Award for Best Feature Documentary Film. Her innovative company, Film Art Media, produces and distributes screen content across many platforms with a focus on blue chip documentaries including The Edge of The Possible: Jorn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House, winner of the Golden Plaque at the Chicago International Television Competition.
Sue’s outstanding 35-year contribution to the Australian screen industry has been recognised in numerous ways. She was appointed Adjunct Professor of the School of Media & Communication at RMIT University and in 2012 received the inaugural Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry. Reflecting her commitment to advocacy for women, Sue is currently a Patron of Women In Film and Television and the President of the Natalie Miller Fellowship, an organisation dedicated to inspiring leadership and increasing the participation of women in the screen industry.