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As a global leader in inclusive filmmaking and advocacy around the employment of people with disability in the screen industry, we are thrilled to announce the first ever summit to explore disability employment in film, TV and commercial production.

Driving Change will be held over one night and two days in November 2024 at the Bondi Pavillion, Bondi Beach, Sydney, the event will bring together the disability and commercial advertising, broadcast and production sectors together with policy makers, to explore the employment of people with disability across the screen industry, on both sides of the camera and above and below the line. The fully accessible event will be held in person as well as live streamed. The event will include thought provoking local and international speakers, case studies, networking and social events. 

Bus Stop Films will be working with an Advisory Committee to help shape the Summit. Bringing together an intersectional group of thought leaders that have unique ideas, lived experience and have all been working to foster a more inclusive and accessible screen and commercial production sector. 

Our Advisory board consists of the following industry representatives. 

  • Emily Dash – disability advocate and actor and BSF board member.
  • Steph Dower  – disability advocate, editor and Access Coordinator
  • Chanel Bowen – disability advocate, producer and Access Coordinator 
  • Lisa Cox – advertising and disability advocate.
  • Nathan Borg – Deaf actor, producer and advocate.
  • Brandon Fairely – BSF Ambassador, Indigenous Actor and advocate.
  • Pip Smart – Producer and previous Co-Chair Commercial Producers Council.
  • Paul Nunnari – Entertainer, Paralympic and BSF advisory board member.

The first advisory meeting was on the 2nd of April with all board members providing vital insights and contributions to help shape the Summit program. The Advisory Board will meet throughout the year to work with BSF to create a unique and inclusive event that will be informative, impactful and fun. 

Tickets for the summit will be available mid April and for more information follow the LINK