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Featured Session: Creating Inclusive Film and TV – Both Onscreen and Off

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Featured Session: Creating Inclusive Film and TV – Both Onscreen and Off

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When Chloé Hayden appeared around the world on Netflix’s rebooted Heartbreak High series as autistic character Quinnie, many neurodivergent people were finally getting to see themselves represented onscreen. That authentic representation is partly because Hayden, who is autistic and ADHD, not only starred as Quinnie but helped create the character.

As the industry pushes to ensure what we see on screens is reflective of the Australian population, how do we ensure film and television sets are safe and inclusive for cast and crew alike?

Hear from Hayden alongside Australian Paralympian, speaker and aspiring actor Dylan Alcott AO; This is Going to be Big producer and Fremantle Australia Head of Unscripted Josie Mason Campbell; and Bus Stop Employment General Manager Sarah Jane Johnson as they speak to recent experiences in the Australian screen industry, best practices and the path forward. Moderated by Paul Nunnari.

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