David Court – “Business Planning”
David is Head of Screen Business at the Australian Film Television & Radio School. He has been involved in the financing of more than a dozen film and television productions.
In 2010, David, together with Sir Peter Jackson, undertook a review of the New Zealand Film Commission for the NZ Government and has also completed a PhD on the copyright system.
Terry McBride – “Similarities between Canada and Australia” and “Deal Making”
Terry is the current CEO and one of three founders of the Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Nettwerk Productions (Canada’s largest independent record label), Nettwerk Management, Nettwerk One and Artwerks.
Terry has twice been awarded the Pollstar Industry Award for Personal Manager of the Year for his work with Sarah McLachlan (1997) and Avril Lavigne/Coldplay (2002).
(NB Percentages quoted in “Deal Making” are based on retail whereas deals made in Australia are usually based on wholesale)
Julie has had over 25 years experience as a corporate staff psychologist in organisations, public health and training.
Based on her experience with creative people, she has co-authored a book, “Living with a Creative Mind” and is a director of the Zebra Collective, which is a consultancy aimed at helping organisations attract and retain creative teams.
Cathryn is a lawyer (and MBA) with 25 years’ experience working primarily with entrepreneurs and those who finance them.
Her experience encompasses time spent in both large and medium sized law firms, as well as her own account as a sole practitioner, in investment banking and as in-house counsel and executive director of an ASX listed technology company.
Paul McKessar – “Choosing Business Partners”
Paul is a principal of CRS Music Management, NZ’s leading artist management company. His current clients include Brooke Fraser and The Naked and Famous.
Paul’s also an owner-director of music licencing agency, Level Two Music Ltd and the Golden Age Recording Studio.