AFTRS TV talks
TV Talks
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TV Talks
AFTRS' TV Talks AFTRS' TV Talks - dedicated TV industry panel discussions


TV TALKS is an opportunity to watch, listen and laugh along with a panel of engaging TV industry guests who talk about TV 'stuff' for TV 'people' complemented with some good, old-fashioned networking afterwards!

  • One Tuesday each month, February through to November.
  • All welcome - however places are limited and RSVP via Eventbrite is essential



It used to be that there was a brick divide between advertising, digital and TV. But not any more: everyone's doing everything everywhere for everybody. What even is a Digital Producer? Creating online content is no longer a way to pay your bills while you try to get your passion project made - it's all pitching: be they a brand, a broadcaster, a media agency or an investor in your start-up. Four of Australia's creative industry brains, who have worked across the spectrum of content, television, media, advertising, and audience, share their secrets and predictions.


  • Grant Anderson: General Manager TVC, Content & Post Production, Hogarth Australia
  • Lauren Joyce: Commercial Director, BROAD Mamamia Women’s Network
  • Scott Nowell: Co-founder and Group Chief Creative Officer, The Monkeys
  • MC: Andrew Garrick

Guest Bios

GRANT ANDERSON has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of content development production and distribution including TVC, Long Form, Digital and Social. He started his career in news and current affairs and has built and managed teams for production companies, broadcasters and agencies. His roles include Broadcast Evangelist @ Yahoo!, EP of Commercial Production @ Network Ten, Head of Content @ ENSEMBLE, Founder and GM of AGILE Content productions. Most recently has built the TVC, Content and Post Production team @ HOGARTH Australia.

Grant has the ability to identify way that disrupt old habits and provide practical solutions that balance the importance of delivering creative outcomes no matter the budget. Grant has broad experience across a range of categories and clients that include: Government, FMCG, Telco, Consumer Electronics, Motor Vehicle, Banking & Finance. He has produced and managed work for local and International Broadcasters and Publishers as well as Media, Creative, Social and Digital Agencies,  

LAUREN JOYCE is the Commercial Director and Head of BROAD at the Mamamia Women’s Network.  Lauren joined Mamamia in 2016 to establish the strategic consultancy; BROAD and was promoted to Commercial Director across the broader business in October 2017.  Lauren leads a national team of 40 people across the disciplines of sales, strategy, and research to deliver communications solutions for clients, seeking to connect with women across Australia.  Beyond this, she is part of the senior leadership team tasked with driving the vision for the business and strategic growth plans.

Lauren has had a diverse career spanning media buying, communications strategy and branded content development.  Before joining Mamamia Lauren was the Head of Creative Strategy at Ensemble for four years and led successful pitches for clients such as the Australian Grand Prix Association, Bunnings, BUPA, Volvo Cars Australia and Moose Toys.  Prior to this Lauren was a Group Director at UM. In both of these roles Lauren was required to be a true strategic partner with her clients while driving positive commercial outcomes for the business.

Lauren’s work has been recognised at Spikes Asia and the MFAs, and she was the first Australian to win a Gold Lion at Cannes International Advertising Festival in the Young Lions Media category. In the same year, Ad News recognised Lauren as one of their 40 under 40.

SCOTT NOWELL started The Monkeys with Mark Green and Justin Drape in June 2006. In 2012 Scott, Mark and Justin also started design company Maud along with David Park. In ten short years they’ve grown from three founders to over 120+ employees.

Scott has judged numerous award shows including Cannes Lions, Clio, AWARD, MADC, Caxtons, Cannes Young Lions and has been a keynote speaker at the Caxtons, Semi-Permanent - the world’s biggest design conference - and AWARD. The Monkeys have won over 200 creative awards at every major award show.  Scott has written and directed award winning short films, documentaries, web and television series, including teaming with Andrew Denton’s Zapruder’s Other Films to create, write and produce the critically acclaimed comedy drama :30 Seconds, nominated in the 2010 Logies, the AFI Awards and The Australian Writers Guild Awards. Scott has written and produced long-form brand-funded content for major brands such as Telstra and Ubank, and script edited and produced the ABC Documentary Art Irritates Life on the story of cult art movement and surf brand Mambo.

Scott is an integral part of the The Monkeys’ success, having helped Australia’s biggest brands grow and succeed with campaigns for the likes of Telstra, Parmalat, Ubank, IGA, Ice Break, Oak, Blackmores and award-winning campaigns for MLA’s Australia Day and diversity work.

In 2016 The Monkeys were named Effective Agency of the Year at the Australian Effie Awards and they also picked up the coveted 'Grand Effie' for Meat & Livestock Australia's 'Operation Boomerang'. The same year they were named Creative Agency of the Year at the Campaign Asia Awards and B&T Advertising Agency of the Year.

MC ANDREW GARRICK is the Executive Producer of Tonightly with Tom Ballard on ABC Comedy, and the founding director of Production Group an advertising and production company. Before working at the ABC he was the Executive Producer at Ensemble Australia, MediaBrands' multi-platform creative and production agency.

Andrew's written, produced and directed major ad campaigns, online digital series, and TV projects for all the Australian Networks, and developed for leading independent production companies including Endomol Shine, Screentime Banijay, and Beyond Productions. He is also the co-founder of Zedtown: a live zombie apocalypse game for thousands at a time, as well as teaching Applied Storytelling at AFTRS Open. What a busy fellow.

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