Program Advisory Board

Lisa French – Chair of the Board

Deputy Dean (Media), School of Media and Communication, RMIT University
Co-author of the book Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute
Editor of the anthology Womenvision: Women and the Moving Image in Australia
Formerly: Director of the St Kilda Film Festival & Non-Executive Director of the Australian Film Institute

Professor Sue Turnbull

Professor of Communication and Media Studies at University of Wollongong
PhD in Media Education, La Trobe University
Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Distinction), University of Cambridge
Master of Arts (MA) in English Language and Literature/Letters, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English, University of London

Professor Turnbull’s area of research includes audience and reception studies, and television, including television history and specific genres such as comedy and – more recently – crime. She is also the chief crime fiction reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald and is a former television reviewer for Radio National Breakfast.

Christine Evely

Education Manager at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Formerly: Lecturer at RMIT University

Helen Simondson

Public Programs Manager at ACMI
Formerly: Screen Events Manager at ACMI

Anna Kamasz

Digital Education Producer at the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF)
Formerly: Project Manager, Digital Learning, Screen Australia; Executive Producer’s Assistant / Production Secretary, Film Australia

Ella Mitchell

Programs Marketing Manager at The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Formerly: Government – Film Victoria, the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET), and the Japanese Government (JET); Film & TV – Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), ABC TV, Melbourne Fringe Film, Working Title Films, Iloura VFX & Animation, Digital Pictures; Corporate – Jack Morton Worldwide (ANZ, Telstra, Ford Australia) and RMIT University

Nathan Reynolds

Sales and Sponsorship Manager at the Melbourne International Film Festival
Formerly: Film and TV – Nine Network, CVP Film and Television; Corporate – TV Week, BADJAR Ogilvy Advertising

Peter Tapp

Managing Editor of ATOM Publications (Metro & Screen Education Magazines, ATOM study guides, ATOM Awards, ATOM Speakers Bureau etc.)
Screen Futures Summit 2016 – Conference Manager
Board Member for Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM)

Roger Dunscombe

Chair of ATOM Board
ATOM representative with National Advocate for Arts Education
Author for Pearson/Heinemann
Media teacher and Head of Visual Arts at Melbourne Girls College
Curriculum consultant and writer – Media

Hugh Mason-Jones

Head of Media Studies at Cheltenham Secondary College
ATOM Education Committee Member & ATOM Board Member
Educational author
Formerly: Web Development, research and training manual author at Grey Interactive

Robert Young

ATOM Education Committee Executive Officer and ATOM Board Member
Art and Media Teacher at Gleneagles Secondary College
Formerly: Photoshop Artist at Nulab Professional Imaging

Kate McCarthy Ficai

2016 Screen Futures Summit Organiser
ATOM Education Committee Member
ACMI Public Programs Facilitator
Formerly: Conference coordinator for Women in Film and Television (WIFT) and the Australian Film Commission (AFC); ATOM Education Officer; Primary Educator; Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Post-Production Producer (Deluxe Iloura, 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros, HBO, Paramount, etc.)