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BREAKFAST BRIEFING WITH CO-HEADS OF DRAMA AT NINE NETWORK

The Nine Network is a market leader in free-to-air television and a massive producer of content across all genres. House Husbands, Lovechild and the groundbreaking Here Come the Habibs are just some of its drama and comedy offerings.

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Take this rare opportunity to join our CEO, Matthew Deaner, in conversation with Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, Co-Heads of Drama at Nine Network. Here is a chance to hear from and meet two of the most important commissioning heads in the Australian screen content sector.

The Screen Producers Australia’s Breakfast Briefing series provides an informal forum for the screen industry to meet, network, stay connected and be inspired.

8.00 - 8.30 am          Guests arrive and network. Light refreshments served buffet style.

8.30 – 9.00 am         In Conversation.

9.00 - 9.30 am          Audience questions. Networking and Finish.

 

DATE: Wednesday 6 July 2016
TIME: 8.00am to 9.30am
VENUE: Function Room, Level 1, Fox Studios Australia, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park NSW

 

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SPEAKERS

Jo Rooney was appointed Co-Head of Drama for the Nine Network in September 2011, a position she jointly holds with Andy Ryan.

She has been involved in the development, production and commissioning of the hugely successful mini-series Love Child, House of Hancock, Here Come the Habibs, HOWZAT! Kerry Packer’s War, the telemovies Beaconsfield and The Great Mint Swindle, and the series House Husbands, Underbelly: Badness and Tricky Business. 

Drama commissions for 2016 include Hyde & Seek, House of Bond, Doctor Doctor, Here Come the Habibs (seasons one and two) and House Husbands (season five).

In 2015, Rooney was Executive Producer of the mini-series Gallipoli, House of Hancock, Love Child (season two) and House Husbands (season four). She was also Executive Producer for the STAN original drama series Wolf Creek and No Activity.

From 2012-2014, she was Executive Producer of the mini-series Love Child, Fat Tony & Co, HOWZAT! Kerry Packer’s War, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, Underbelly: Squizzy, Underbelly Badness, as well as the series House Husbands (seasons one and two) and Tricky Business, and three telemovies: Schapelle,The Great Mint Swindle and Beaconsfield.

Rooney was formerly Drama Executive and Executive Producer of Children’s Drama at Nine, involved in ground-breaking projects such as the Underbelly series, Sea Patrol, Rescue Special Ops, The Strip, and the telemovies Wicked Love, Blood Brothers and Underbelly: Files. 

She has also commissioned several  Australian children’s dramas, including gURLs wURLD, Dennis & Gnasher, Gasp!, Lockie Leonard, Dogstar, Flea Bitten, The Day My Butt Went Psycho, Buzz Bumble, Skinner Boys Heidi, Pirate Express and Captain Flynn and The Pirate Dinosaurs.

Before joining the Nine Network, Rooney was an Associate Producer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation  where she was involved in such award-winning productions as Brides of Christ, The Leaving of Liverpool, Police Rescue, Wildside and Seven Deadly Sins, to name a few.

After the ABC she worked at Southern Star for several years as producer on Water Rats, Young Lions and The Alice, and co-producer with John Edwards on Fireflies and Marking Time. 

Rooney was also part of the award-winning team that created Love My Way.  

Andy Ryan was appointed Co-Head of Drama for the Nine Network in September 2011 to oversee the development, commissioning and production of Australian drama output. 

It is a position he jointly holds with Jo Rooney, and a responsibility for commissioning around 70 hours of original, first-run Australian drama each year. 

Drama commissions for 2016 include Hyde & Seek, House of Bond, Doctor Doctor, Here Come the Habibs (seasons one and two) and House Husbands (season five).

In 2015, Ryan was Executive Producer of the mini-series Gallipoli, House of Hancock, Love Child (season two) and the series House Husbands (season four). He was also Executive Producer for the STAN original drama series Wolf Creek and No Activity.

From 2012-2014, Ryan was Executive Producer of the mini-series Love Child, Fat Tony & Co, HOWZAT! Kerry Packer’s War, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, Underbelly: Squizzy, Underbelly Badness, as well as theseries House Husbands (seasons one and two) and Tricky Business, plus three telemovies: Schapelle,The Great Mint Swindle and Beaconsfield. In children’s drama, Andy has commissioned over twelve series including: Wakkaville, Dogstar (season two and telemovie), Flea Bitten, Dennis & Gnasher (seasons three and four), The Day My Butt Went Psycho, Buzz Bumble, Skinner Boys (seasons one and two), Heidi, Pirate Express, Captain Flynn and The Pirate Dinosaurs.

As Network Script Executive at Nine (2006-11) he oversaw the development and production of multiple award-winning productions including Underbelly (seasons one to four), Sea Patrol (season one to five) and Rescue: Special Ops (seasons one to three); the telemovies Scorched, Wicked Love and Blood Brothers, three Underbelly: Files telemovies, as well as the children’s dramas LockieLeonard,Dogstar, Stormworld, Gasp! and Dennis & Gnasher.

Following two years as script producer on the top-rating McLeod’s Daughters, Ryan joined Nine as Network Script Executive in 2006.

After completing his Master of Arts degree in screenwriting at AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School) in 1997, his television career began as script editor and writer on All Saints. Three years later he moved to Home and Away as story editor before branching into children’s animation as script producer on two Australian/German co-productions: The Adventures of Blinky Bill and Flipper & Lopaka.

Matthew Deaner is our Executive Director. Matthew sits across all aspects of Screen Producers Australia's advocacy work, industrial negotiations, events and operational issues. He also works closely with our Council to set the strategic direction of the organisation as well as identify and execute new business development opportunities.