GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018 GCFF - Bringing films to life - 17-29 April 2018



$98 | QT Gold Coast

Inside Hollywood with Jenny Cooney

Jenny Cooney is the Hollywood powerbroker, who’s affectionately earned the title of ‘the Hollywood Godmother of Australian actors’. There are few people she doesn’t know or know how to contact. Based in Los Angeles for the past 30 years, Jenny has an insight into Hollywood reserved for only a select few.

As a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, she’s involved with the Golden Globe Awards – from voting to overseeing aspects of the ceremony, through to hosting a variety of talent forums throughout the year.

As a journalist, she’s reported on a range of Hollywood’s biggest stories involving its biggest players, for both print platforms and on-camera TV. The exhaustive list of A-list talent she’s interviewed have ranged from Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford to Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts. Her podcast series Aussies in Hollywood (available on Podcast One) include interviews with Nicole Kidman, Rachel Griffiths, Luke Davies and Tim Minchin. 

As talent liaison, she works closely with organisations like Australians in Film, Tourism Australia and the annual G’Day USA gala. Jenny knows intimately the workings of the Hollywood agency system and how to navigate its waters.

As an ambassador of women, she is the go-to person for Aussie talent wanting to take on the bright lights of Hollywood.

Jenny has an insight on the business side of Hollywood afforded to only a few. She knows where the deals are made, how they’re made, who’s involved and then is at the front of the line when the resulting TV or movie project is ready to be seen.

We’re delighted Jenny is this year’s Women in Film guest speaker, offering many stories and advice, along with a valuable insight into the way the screen business operates in Los Angeles.

Enjoy a sumptuous seafood buffet and three hour drink package in the gorgeous surrounds of the Bazaar at QT Gold Coast.

Whether you are an industry professional or simply a film lover, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of great food, insightful speakers and networking at the fourth annual Women in Film lunch as we recognise the contribution and achievement of women in film and television in Australia.

Hosted by Nicole Dyer from ABC Gold Coast.


Friday 20 April, 12pm | Bazaar, QT Gold Coast

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Supported by QT Gold Coast.


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