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Screenwest and Audible SoundWAves Audio Development/Production Initiative Information Session
Audible – the world’s largest producer and provider of original spoken word entertainment - has partnered with Screenwest to provide two unique funding opportunities for Western Australian creatives, the recently announced SoundWAves Audio Development/Production and Production/Post-production initiatives.

Screenwest will host a Western Australian industry-wide, online Q&A event with Ben Naparstek, Head of Content for Audible.com.au, to discuss the SoundWAves Audio Development/Production Initiative, telling potential applicants what Audible is looking for and to answer questions.

Registrations for the SoundWAves Information Session are now open. For more information on the initiatives please see the Screenwest website.

Jun 24, 2021 11:00 AM in Perth

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Barbara Connell
Drama Development Manager @Screenwest
As Drama Development Manager, Barbara focuses on the delivery and management of all of Screenwest’s drama development programs including managing the assessment and selection processes of these funding initiatives, for all platforms. Barbara has over 25 years’ experience with local, national and international production entities as a freelance screenwriter, development consultant and script editor. She held a board position with the Australian Writer’s Guild National Executive Committee and was a founding member of ScreenWriters WA and the Pinnacles Screen Collective.
Ben Naparstek
Head of Content @Audible
Ben Naparstek is Head of Content Australia for Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audio and spoken word entertainment. Previously he headed up online content for the Australian public broadcaster SBS and led the digital and content businesses for Edelman Australia. He’s served as the editor-in-chief of Good Weekend magazine, inserted into the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age newspapers, and also national current affairs magazine The Monthly. He’s currently a non-executive director of CHOICE.