Join this virtual talk on the process of adapting content and explore the possibilities of content adaptation to other platforms and get insights on adapting intellectual property (IP) from books to other media platforms, such as OTT, film, and TV, among others. Featuring facilitators from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), local production company August Media and Adan Jimenez, one half of writing team A.J. Low, this one-hour talk is free and will be live-streamed on AFCC's Facebook page.

This virtual talk is co-organised with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

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About the Speakers

Lisa Hoppe (Australia)

Lisa is the Writer and Producer of H is for Happiness – a family feature film which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2019 and screened in competition at CinefestOz in September, winning “Best Film”. She has produced a number of short films that screened around the world including GodelIncomplete (starring Elizabeth Debicki), and the AWGIE Award winning Heck, which she also co‐wrote. From 2017 to 2018 Lisa worked as a Creative Producer with A Stark Production, producers of children’s film and television content including The Deep. Lisa’s extensive experience as writer, script editor and script producer has seen her work on Australian TV shows across a range of genres and formats including Heartbreak High, All Saints, White Collar Blue, Hi 5 and Guess How Much I Love You

Jyotirmoy Saha (Singapore)

Jyotirmoy Saha, is a serial entrepreneur in the media and digital content space. He is renowned for being the Founder and CEO of August Media Holdings. In eight short years, he has taken the company to a position of leadership in the kids IP production business in South East Asia.

Adan Jimenez (Singapore)

One half of AJ Low, Adan writes the Sherlock Sam series with his partner Felicia Low-Jimenez. Their books have won multiple awards and have been published in North America, Indonesia, Turkey, South Korea, and soon Myanmar. An animated Sherlock Sam series is in the works. He loves comics and video games.
(photo credit: Mindy Tan for Epigram Books) 

Peter Herbert (Australia) 

Peter Herbert is a seasoned writer, producer and executive producer for many national and international companies, among them Crawford Productions, PBL Productions, Taffner Ramsay, Beyond International and Granada. He produced the inaugural Comedy Festival Charity Gala in 1992 and created The World Comedy Tour in 2000. He also produced the 34th Annual TV Week Logies, and has created or co-created a number of series, among them Skirts, The Comedy Sale! and The Big Wig for Sky1 in the UK. Working with Caroline Aherne of The Royle Family, he co-created, co-wrote and produced the BBC2 comedy series, Dossa and Joe. Peter has taught at a number of universities in screen business, creative industries and producing. He is currently Head of Screen Business and Producing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

Pieter Aquilia (Australia)

Dr Pieter Aquilia is the Head of Screenwriting at the the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). She is a scriptwriter, script editor and director, who has combined her creative practice with a career in academia. Formerly an Associate Dean and Associate Arts Professor for NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, she was also Associate Professor and Head of Program at UNSW Asia and University of Newcastle. Her research publications cover International Television Drama, the Globalization of Screen Education, Ethnic and Gender Representation on Screen, and the Media in Asia. 

About the Moderator

Galen Yeo (Singapore) 

Galen Yeo is the CEO and Creative Director of The Moving Visuals Co. His diverse credits include award-winning factual and entertainment content for leading Asian and International broadcasters including Discovery, History Channel, National Geographic, NHK, Disney and Mediacorp.