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Breakfast Briefing with Claire Gandy, General Manager of Content Australia, Event Cinemas

You're invited to join Claire Gandy, General Manager of Content Australia for Event Cinemas and Screen Producers Australia CEO, Matthew Deaner in conversation at our Breakfast Briefing in Sydney.

Gandy has worked in the entertainment industry for over sixteen years, working with Event/Greater Union Cinemas as a programmer in the film department and in Acquisitions and Development for Icon Film, where she worked closely with producer Bruce Davey assessing material for development and continues to do so in a production capacity.

Gandy is now working for Event Cinemas as General Manger of Content Australia where she identifies and secures innovative new forms of content for Event Entertainment Australia and New Zealand in order to grow current market share on all forms of film and content.

With a well-rounded knowledge of all facets of the film industry from exhibition to distribution and acquisitions, don't miss Gandy discuss her very unique view of assessing content for the Australian market, funding and commissioning initiatives, the current content landscape and where she believes the industry could be headed.

DATE: Thursday 31 May, 2018 (*Please note the change of date*)
TIME: 08.00am to 09.30am
VENUE: The Big CycFox Studios Australia, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park NSW

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Members $30     |     Non-Members $45 

Please note: American Express is not accepted.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given for any cancellations made up to 48hrs prior to the Breakfast Briefing, and are subject to a 25% administration fee. Refunds are not given after this period.

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


Claire has worked in the entertainment industry for over sixteen years. After completing drama and arts studies, Claire worked her way through the cinema ranks of Event/Greater Union Cinemas and ended up in the company’s film department as a programmer, where she gained the knowledge, skills and contacts to become Senior Programmer. With that experience she moved to Dendy Cinemas Australia where for the 7 years she was the National Film, Content and Programming. During this time Claire became involved in the acquisitions process at Icon Films where she learned about the creative and business aspects of film distribution and how to acquire strong and interesting films for Icon. Claire also began working with producer Bruce Davey assessing varied material for development.

In 2015 she took over Acquisitions and Development for Icon Film, in tandem with Content management for the cinema side of the business, working across all aspects of content acquisitions, finance, incorporating evaluation of material at any point in its development pathway, forecasting against market trends, and financial modelling for acquired content and in season content in the Australian market.

In November of 2017 she was offered the role of General Manger of Content Australia for Event Cinemas, Australia’s largest and most successful cinema chain. She is looking forward to expanding event, niche, Australian and local content onto the Event screens as well as the usual Hollywood content.

Matthew Deaner is our Chief Executive Officer. 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.