Events » Lunch Briefing with Marshall Heald

In Conversation with Marshall Heald, Director TV & Online Content, SBS

Join us on Friday 21 April for a Lunch Briefing with Marshall Heald, Director TV and Online Content of SBS. Marshall is uniquely positioned to provide an insight into the current trends within the broadcast sector and the opportunities that lie ahead. With the launches of Food Network in 2015, SBS Viceland in late 2016 and a major ramp up in its SBS ON DEMAND content offering, SBS is evolving its approach to reach more diverse audiences around Australia and opened a door for more original, local content to be developed and broadcast.

Previously Chief Digital Officer at SBS, Marshall is an advocate of digital innovation and its importance to broadcasters, understanding the changes content creators should prepare for in the commissioning of Australian content.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Marshall and Screen Producers Australia CEO, Matt Deaner focus on the important questions facing our broadcasters and producers, as today’s audiences shift with an ever increasing desire to consume content on a variety of different platforms.

12.30 - 13.00        Guests arrive and network. Light lunch served buffet sytle.
13.00 - 13.30        In Conversation with Marshall Heald.
13.30 - 14.00        Audience questions, networking and finish.

DATE: Friday 21 April, 2017
TIME: 12.30 to 14:00
VENUE: Film Victoria, Level 3, 55 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 *Please note change of venue*

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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.


Marshall was appointed Director TV and Online Content in January 2015.  Prior to this appointment Marshall was the Chief Digital Officer, with a broad remit to help drive the adoption of digital technologies and innovation across SBS in a rapidly changing broadcast sector. 

Marshall first joined SBS in 2007 as Manager, Digital Media with overall responsibility for SBS’s online presence. 

Prior to joining SBS, Marshall’s varied career has included working as a litigation lawyer in NZ; heading up Telstra’s digital music and movie businesses and working as Creative Director of Noise, a media based festival to showcase the creative works of young Australians.

With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape. As described in the SBS Charter, SBS’s principal function is to provide multilingual, multicultural and Indigenous radio, television and digital media services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians, reflecting Australia’s diverse society. SBS inspires all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our diverse world. 


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.