Ask an Expert

Curated conversations to engage with emerging issues and to gain practical knowledge from eminent speakers in the industry. Internationally focused, the series intends to provide fun and engaging insight into career development for mid-tier professionals and above.

Dame Changer provides MEMBERS with unique opportunities to build strategic relationships and grow industry networks. With ASK AN EXPERT we’re making it that little bit easier to connect with key female professionals from the entertainment industry.

10 participants will be selected to participate in the ASK AN EXPERT sessions with an opportunity to:

  • Meet and chat to industry experts in an intimate online forum
  • Experts will answer business, project, funding, or career queries and will provide participants with strategic insights, insider knowledge and market intelligence.
  • These 1-hour sessions will be held on the first Wednesday every month throughout 2021

Please check back here for updated ‘Ask an Expert’ announcements.

Ask an Expert with Libbie Doherty

Libbie Doherty, Head of ABC Children’s Production, is the July Expert in our virtual roundtable event series, for Dame Changer members-only.

July 7, 6:30-7:30pm VIA Zoom

Attendance is FREE to Dame Changer members. Not a member? Join at the bottom of this page.

Only 10 participants will have the opportunity to chat to Elizabeth in an intimate online forum where they can ask questions about their project, business, funding or career strategies and plans.

Libbie Doherty is a passionate advocate for Children’s content and brings a wealth of experience to the Head of Children’s role at ABC Entertainment and Specialist (E&S). A creator and producer by trade, Libbie has over 25 years’ experience in television production, with a finely tuned creative expertise has delivered an ambitious and exciting slate to Australian children that reflects and celebrates their lives and experiences.  Libbie has a deep understanding of the domestic and international markets and has been instrumental in forging new relationships in the television and digital viewing landscape.

Libbie oversees 60+ internal creatives, producing over 380 hours of internally produced and commissioned content across all genres including preschool, drama, comedy, animation, factual, ob doc for the ABC’s Children’s ecosystem including two dedicated children’s channels, ABCME and ABC KIDS, ABC Kids Listen the ABC Children’s Radio Channel and podcasts. Libbie’s vision for Australian Children’s Content is to be bold, brave and take creative risks that ensures every Australian child feels included. Video and audio content that listens to the audience, makes them feel and laugh and empowers them to be who they want to be.

As a valued member of the Australian Television and Film Industry Libbie is recognized for forging new relationships and pathways for Australian kids’ content to cut through into the international content marketplace.  Libbie has recently extended her passion for storytelling as she serves as Chair on the Board of the award-winning kids theatre company Monkey Baa in Sydney.

ASK AN EXPERT is for Dame Changer members only and is free.

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Ask an Expert with Charlotte Koh

Charlotte Koh is the August Expert in our virtual roundtable event series, for Dame Changer members-only.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 10 am – 11 am (AEST) VIA Zoom

Attendance is FREE to Dame Changer members. Not a member? Join at the bottom of this page.

Only 10 participants will have the opportunity to chat to Charlotte in an intimate online forum where they can ask questions about their project, business, funding or career strategies and plans.

Charlotte is currently President of Confluential Films, which is devoted to championing projects that are inclusive and celebrate our shared human experience. Their current slate includes Tommy Oliver’s 40 Years A Prisoner, which premiered at TIFF 2020 and on HBO in December 2020, The Perfect Find starring Gabrielle Union, and Black Love on OWN.

Prior to Confluential, she was part of the senior leadership team that founded Reese Witherpoon’s Hello Sunshine, the founder of Hulu Originals, and an executive at Marvel Studios and Searchlight Pictures.

ASK AN EXPERT is for Dame Changer members only and is free.

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