Newsletter: Karla Hart – keynote speaker at MediaRING Breakfast

A Note from the MediaRING Chair – Tanya Orman


MediaRING has been busy finalising our 4th annual MediaRING Breakfast in Melbourne as part of Screen Forever on Wednesday November 13th. Each year we have provided inspirational insights from guest speakers and this year I am excited to announce that Award-winning filmmaker, actress and radio personality, Karla Hart, will take the stage as this year’s keynote speaker.

Hart was Perth’s NAIDOC Artist of the Year in 2009 and 2017 and holds a WA Screen Award, WA Fringe Award, WA Performing Arts Award and a Deadly Award. With an extensive background in the documentary space, Hart’s producing, writing and directing credits include documentary series Family Rules (NITV), On Country Kitchen(NITV), Virtual Whadjuk (VR project), Nyoongar Footy Magic (NITV), Shame (ABCME), Is Sharing Caring (ABC), Angela’s Rules (NITV) and Magic Quandong (ABC). Karla is also known for her work as an actress, playwright, Noongar cultural dancer and choreographer.

The breakfast will be emceed by NITV Project Coordinator and our newly appointed MediaRING Manager, Lowanna Grant and the winner of The MediaRING Award for 2019 will also be announced. Last year Screen Queensland took out the inaugural Award and we are very excited to announce who will be the recipient this year.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact Brad Taylor, Manager: Membership, Licensing & Inclusion at Screen Producers Australia –

I would also like to announce the date of the MediaRING AGM which has been confirmed for Tuesday 17th December with venue to be announced shortly. Our MediaRING manager will be in touch with all Members in the coming weeks with further details.

Introducing New MediaRING Members

MediaRING would like to take this opportunity to welcome and introduce new members, Bus Stop Films who have recently joined the RING.


Bus Stop Films is a not for profit organisation based in Sydney – making films with, for and about people from diverse and marginalised backgrounds creating a safe learning environment for students to learn at their own pace. Bus Stop Films is dedicated to building confidence, English skills and life ready skills for people with intellectual disabilities and others from marginalised communities by giving them access to a ‘film school experience’ and connecting students with mentors within the industry and opportunities for work experience.

Bus Stop Films CEO, Tracey Corbin-Matchett said  “We’re thrilled to connect Bus Stop Films with MediaRING and relish the potential our membership brings to grow our engagement with Indigenous creatives and to support Indigenous people living with disabilities through film and filmmaking.”

Keep connected!

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It is that time of year again – MediaRING Members annual membership fees are now due. Please contact our Treasurer Ian Murray at and we will issue your member fee invoice.

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