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Lisa Hoppe – Industry Panel Guest (online)
Writer I Producer | ‘Book to Screen Adaptations’ panel guest
Lisa is the Writer and Producer of H is for Happiness- a family feature film that screened in competition at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival winning the Jury’s ‘Special Mention’ Award. It screened in competition at CinefestOZ in 2019 and won “Best Film”. The screenplay was shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Lisa has a Graduate Diploma in Screen Business and a MA in Producing from AFYTRS. She has produced a number of short films that screened around the world including Godel, Incomplete (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 television content including The Deep, the international hit screened in over 130 countries. Lisa’s extensive experience as writer, script editor and script producer has seen her work on Australian TV show across a range of genres and formats including Heartbreak High, All Saints, White Collar Blue, Hi 5 and Guess How Much I Love You.