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Diversity on screen: How media shapes the way we see ourselves & the world

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PwC Melbourne

Level 19

2 Riverside Quay

Southbank, Victoria

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PwC invites you to our end of year event featuring guest panelists Benjamin Law, Helen Kapalos and Dorcas Utkovic moderated by Megan Brownlow, PwC lead Media partner.

This panel will provide thought-provoking discussion into how visible, diverse role models help shape the way we see the world and the power of media to drive positive change.

We expect this event to fill up quickly so RSVP today to secure your place. We look forward to seeing you there.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). He’s the co-author of Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle, and the sex/relationships advice book Law School (2017) with his mum Jenny. The Family Law is now also an award-winning TV series for SBS, which Benjamin created and co-writes. Benjamin was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ Deep Water: The Real Story (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s Sisters (Ten).

Helen Kapalos is the Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, former news reporter and film producer. Helen began her career as a reporter on ABC Radio in Newcastle in 1994. It began a long career in broadcast news which also included a rewarding period at multicultural broadcaster SBS after winning a national scholarship. Helen has worked for all three commercial networks in Australia and the two public broadcasters and recently completed a rewarding career period with the Seven Network, hosting Today Tonight throughout 2013 in Sydney and Melbourne and joining the flagship Current Affairs program Sunday Night as a Senior Reporter.

Dorcas Utkovic is a dynamic doer who wears many hats. She is the founder, producer and host of OZ AFRICAN TV and creative producer for the One Beat One Love Festival that forms part of the VMC's Cultural Diversity Week. Dorcas began her Film/TV journey in 2003 in South Africa as an actress in the youth TV drama Tsha Tsha II. Her interest in the industry led her to behind the scenes roles including Production Assistant, Production Researcher, Art Department personnel and Head of Department (Costume Dept.). She also worked on the set of one of Australia’s biggest export; channel 11’s Neighbours for 7 years in the costume and digital department(s). Dorcas is currently Program Manager at AIME Mentoring for the African Australian Stream.

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Southbank, Victoria

Australia

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