Netflix executive tasked with bringing South Korean phenomenon Squid game to screens joined Screen Forever as a keynote speaker.
Minyoung Kim, vice president of content for Asia-Pacific (excluding India) at streamer, will address delegates on day one of Screen Producers Australia’s annual conference, drawing on her experience overseeing films in local language, scripted and unscripted series for the region.
Her session will cover how Netflix’s strategy of ordering country-specific content with local tastes as a priority has helped create a list of stories that have found audiences at home and abroad. She will also discuss how this strategy informs the work of the ANZ team as they commission Australian content with the goal of making local audiences feel seen and represented by the streamer.
ABC’s team joins Minyoung on day one Q + A, with host Virginia Trioli to host a panel of screen industry experts including 10Viacom CBS Australia and New Zealand Vice President Daniel Monaghan, Archipelago Productions Founder and CEO Marta Dusseldorp, the Netflix director of local originals Que Minh Luu, ABC head of drama, entertainment and native Sally Riley, Tony Ayres Productions, executive producer, Tony Ayres and Tracey Vieira, head of content for Hoodlum Entertainment.
Executed exclusively for Screen Forever, the session will examine content funding, political settings in Australia, and global distribution trends and audience viewing habits.
Screen Forever will run as an in-person event from March 28-30, 2022 on the Gold Coast, while the Marketplace component, SPA Connect, will be expanded through an internationally-oriented digital event from March 31 to April 1. the conference here.