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Diana Glenn Producer / Writer

Diana Glenn is widely known to Australian television and film audiences, having appeared in numerous well-known productions throughout her career. Diana’s leading roles in television include the title role in the SBS series Carla Carmetti PD, Showtime’s Satisfaction, and the award-winning Network Ten series The Secret Life of Us. In more recent years, Diana played opposite Alex Dimitriades in the critically acclaimed ABC series The Slap, for which she received the Australian Academy Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA) award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama. In the same year Diana was nominated for the TV Week Silver Logies for Most Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of Denise Fraser in Killing Time opposite David Wenham in the story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser. Diana’s film credits include a leading role in the Australia thriller Black Water, the lead role in Oyster Farmer, and the award winning film Somersault. In recent years Diana appeared in Network Nine’s franchise series Underbelly: Squizzy, the Network Ten series Secrets & Lies, and in Network Ten’s Offspring. Recently Diana has been seen in both of the ABC’s hugely popular murder mystery series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Jane Harber Producer / Writer

Jane Harber is one of Australia’s most in demand leading actors with an extensive career spanning across screen and stage, since making her acting debut in 1997. Jane is widely recognized for her starring role in Channel 10’s Logie award-winning series, Offspring, as Zara Perkich, which she has recently reprised for the eagerly anticipated sixth season due for release in 2016. Jane’s other notable roles include Cora Benson in ABC1’s cult classic franchise, The Moody’s and A Moody Christmas, and as the recurring role of Bianca Nugent in Neighbours, a role she played for three years. In 2014 Jane starred in the hugely successful mini-series, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS as Michelle Bennett, to critical acclaim. A selection of Jane’s other television credits include; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, House Husbands, Lowdown, Underbelly and The Secret Life of Us. Jane’s theatre roles include a lead in the world premiere of The Speechmaker for Melbourne Theatre Company in 2014, Alaura Kingsley in City of Angels at 45 Downstairs Theatre and Second Little Girl in Four Little Girls for Handspan Theatre Company.

Katherine Stewart Producer / Writer

Katherine Stewart is arguably best known for her portrayal of Billie Proudman in the hugely popular television series Offspring. This year, Kat received the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama for her work in this role. Her rise to prominence however, followed her breakout role as the infamous Roberta Williams in the acclaimed first series of Underbelly for which she received both the 2008 AFI award for Best Lead Actress and the 2009 Logie award for Most Outstanding Actress. Other acclaimed lead television performances include Mr & Mrs Murder, which she co-produced and starred in with Shaun Micallef, as well as Tangle for Foxtel’s Showcase Channel. Her work in television has led to Logie nominations for Most Outstanding Actress in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Kat’s feature film credits include Sucker (Director, Ben Chessell) Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Director, Geoffrey Wright), and Em4Jay (Director, Alkinos Tsilimidos). Kat has had a long association with Red Stitch Theatre Company and her stage credits are extensive. Last year saw a return to the stage for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Speechmaker. In 2016 Kat will again perform for MTC in the Pulitzer Award-winning play Disgraced.

Andrew Walker Producer

Andrew Walker is one of Australia’s busiest television drama producers. In 2015, he produced Wanted (Matchbox Pictures & R&R Productions/Seven Network) and co-produced The Family Law (Matchbox Pictures/SBS). He is currently in Hobart in pre-production of narrative comedy series Rosehaven (Guesswork Television/ABC-TV). Other recent credits include The Kettering Incident (Porchlight Films/Foxtel), the first series of Wonderland, and the critically acclaimed Mr & Mrs Murder, both for FremantleMedia Australia and Network Ten. In the comedy arena, Walker produced the hit series A Moody Christmas (Jungleboys/ABC), Series 2 of Laid (Porchlight Films/ABC) and Frank Woodley’s much-loved series Woodley. In 2010 he was the Co-Producer on Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey, and Series 3 of The Librarians. Walker produced three seasons of ground breaking drama Satisfaction for Showtime Australia. The series won the 2009 ASTRA for Most Outstanding Drama. In 2006, he produced the critically acclaimed ABC/CBC Australian-Canadian co-production mini-series Answered By Fire, set during the tumultuous events in East Timor in 1997. His earlier credits as producer and casting director include the telemovies Big Reef (Nine Network) and Life (Network Ten).

Sian Davies Director

Sian Davies is an award-winning writer and director of television, film and commercials. Sian’s most recent work includes directing all six episodes of Shaun Micallef’s political comedy series The Ex-Pm for the ABC, which aired in October 2015. Other work for the ABC includes directing episodes of the internationally acclaimed TV drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, starring Essie Davis, which sold into more than 120 territories worldwide, as well as The Time of Our Lives, starring Justine Clarke, Claudia Karvan and William McInnes. Sian will direct the next series of the award-winning Nowhere Boys for Matchbox Pictures and ABC, which will air later in the year. Sian’s other directing credits include Offspring and Rush for Network Ten, Winners and Losers for the Seven Network and Satisfaction, Foxtel. Sian directed three episodes of comedy/crime series Mr & Mrs Murder for Network Ten and Fremantle Media, and also wrote an episode of the series.

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