Our popular industry event, Tropfest Roughcut, returns in 2015 as a series of FREE evening events in association with AFTRS.

Traditionally held as a day-long event, we've changed the Roughcut format so we can accommodate more events throughout the year!

On November 5, award-nominee and prolific Australian actor, director and writer, Alyssa McClelland will moderate a discussion with the teams behind ABC’s Fresh Blood, a new iView five-part series, screening comedy pilots by young Australian talent. 

Contributing to the panel are: Claire Phillips and Ben Matthews; Mark Conway and Jonathan Schuster; Sarah Bishop, Adele Vuko and Michelle Hardy; and Cate Stewart and Veronica Milsom.  Their conversation will focus on the process of transforming an idea from pitch to pilot. 

The conversation will be followed by a networking session hosted by our Official Camera and Lens Partner, Nikon, with wines provided by our Wine Partner, Mud House Wines.

Seats are limited and registrations will close on the morning of November 5.


VENUE: Australian Film Television and Radio School - Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, NSW 2021

DATE: Thursday November 5

Doors open: 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Conversation: 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Networking Drinks: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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