WEN Qld – Lights, Camera, Pandemic? The Australian film industry featuring COVID-19 - ONLINE ONLY


From: Tuesday September 21, 2021, 5:00 pm

To: Tuesday September 21, 2021, 6:15 pm

The Queensland branch of the Women in Economics Network invites you to a free webinar about the business of show business: Lights, Camera, Pandemic? The Australian film industry featuring COVID-19.

Despite border closures and lockdowns, the Australian film industry has been an unexpected success story of the pandemic as production ground to a halt in countries across the globe. But how do you produce a film during a pandemic? What are the economic and social impacts of film production on local communities and the broader Australian economy? What challenges and opportunities are on the horizon for film production in Australia?

Kylie Pascoe (Producer, Red Thread Studios), Kylie Munnich (Chief Executive Officer, Screen Queensland) and Elizabeth Alvaro (Associate Director, Deloitte Access Economics) share their insights into the Australian film industry.

The discussion will be moderated by WEN Queensland Chair, Professor Louisa Coglan.


When: Tuesday 21 September 2021
Time: 5.00pm–6.15pm AEST
Location: Online via Zoom – Register Below
Cost: This is a free event

Meet the panel

Kylie Pascoe is an Australian producer with a strong background in strategic marketing. In 1997, she began a career in television where she created innovative marketing campaigns alongside several Hollywood Studios. In 2006, Kylie launched Red Thread Studios and has worked on the release of 31 diverse films and series, including the multi award winning Samson & Delilah and the blockbuster Paranormal Activity.

In 2011, Kylie became an official advisor to the Gold Coast Film Festival and took over as 2014 and 2015 Festival Director, establishing three of their flagship events. During this time, Kylie also worked as Production Manager on two documentary series and produced a short film The Score. She was invited to sit on the judging panels for the prestigious Bond University Film and Television scholarship program, and final year student script assessment panels.

In 2016, Kylie moved to Victoria and redefined her career as a Producer in which time she has produced a documentary for broadcast and co-produced eight feature films and series for international release.  She is currently producing a feature documentary scheduled for release late 2021.

Kylie Munnich was appointed CEO of Screen Queensland (SQ) in October 2019, and has more than 25 years’ experience in film and TV distribution, development and financing.

Prior to joining SQ, Kylie worked as Scripted Sales and Co-Production Executive for Seven Studios, Senior Vice President for Distribution Asia Pacific for Sonar Entertainment and Director of Drama & Comedy for Sky Vision in London.

Kylie worked at Sony Pictures Television from 2005 – 2014 running distribution for ANZ. Then in 2011 she moved to London to become Senior Vice President UK, Ireland and Africa.

Previous companies Kylie has worked for include MGM International Television and Filmbank Distributors Ltd.

Elizabeth Alvaro is an Associate Director in Deloitte Access Economics’ Adelaide practice and Chair of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) in South Australia.

She joined Deloitte Access Economics in 2015 and now leads a team of economists considering public policy analysis and reform. Elizabeth’s work at Deloitte spans a number of industries, with a particular focus on economic development and growth sectors. Her key areas of interest include gender economics, the creative industries and economic transition. She delivers work to government and private sector clients across Australia.

Professor Louisa Coglan will moderate this event as Chair of the Queensland branch of the Women in Economics Network.

Louisa Coglan is Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology and Program Lead for Behaviours and Decisions in Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST).


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