AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

Tyler Bern
Head of Content for Amazon Prime Video Australia, New Zealand, and Canada





Tyler Bern is Head of Content for Amazon Prime Video Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. He has been at Amazon for 5 years in this role for 3 years and oversees Amazon’s content strategy for Amazon Prime Video in ANZ. Prior to Amazon, Tyler was working in Dish Network’s Programming group across a number of verticals including sports and premium content.

Tyler has a MBA from Northwestern University and is a native of Chicago, Illinois. Whilst at Amazon Prime Video, Tyler has been instrumental in commissioning fourteen Amazon Original programs in Australia, including The Test: A New Era for Australia’s TeamLOL: Last One Laughing AU with Rebel Wilson, AFL series Making Their MarkLuxe Listings Sydney, Back to The Rafters, Deadloch, Class of 07, and The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart.

NETFLIX

Que Minh Luu
Director of Content (ANZ), Netflix

Nakul Legha
Content Acquisitions & Originals, Netflix
 

 

Que Minh Luu is Director of Content (ANZ) for Netflix, responsible for the local commissioning and overall programming strategy for the world's leading streaming entertainment service. She was previously an executive producer working across scripted drama, comedy and digital content at the ABC, most recently on Retrograde, The Heights, Frayed, Content, and Diary Of An Uber Driver. She has worked in development at Matchbox Pictures, and as an independent produced award-winning work across radio/podcasting, as well as live and digital platforms. In a former life she was a film editor.

 

 

As part of the Netflix Australia & New Zealand content team, Nakul leads film and television licensing and co-productions for the market, and is a creative exec on the local originals slate. Before joining Netflix, Nakul was in Business & Legal Affairs at the ABC where he worked on commissioning, development, talent and acquisitions deals across scripted and factual/entertainment projects.  He has worked closely on Screen Australia’s comedy initiatives At Home Alone Together and Fresh Blood and the ABC’s diversity and inclusion strategies. Prior to this, Nakul was a lawyer specialising in media and entertainment law and intellectual property. 

STAN

Rachel Okine
Head of Features and Development Executive, Stan

Amanda Duthie
Head of Scripted, Stan

Joe Murphy
Writer/Producer

 

Rachel Okine is the Head of Features & Development Executive for Stan, Australia’s leading national streaming service.

Her career began at FilmFour in London in 2001. Returning to Australia in 2002, Rachel was the first employee of Hopscotch Films, later becoming General Manager and Head of Development at Hopscotch Features. Rachel moved to Europe in 2015 to become Paris-based Vice-President of International Production and Acquisitions for Studiocanal, Europe's largest studio; and was subsequently appointed Vice-President of International Acquisitions for STX Entertainment in the UK. Returning to Australia in 2020, Rachel was appointed Managing Director of Academy Award-nominated production company Aquarius Films to strategically lead its film and TV operations.

 

 

Amanda Duthie is Stan’s Head of Scripted, overseeing all of Stan’s Original scripted, entertainment and factual slate; and has over 20 years in the creative arts and television industry.

Prior to her position at Stan, Amanda was Acting Head of Drama at SBS, plus also served as Executive Producer across many commissioned titles, such as New Gold Mountain and The Unusual Suspects

Before her time at SBS, Amanda was the Head of Production, Development and Studios at the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), where she oversaw investment slate which included, I Am WomanThe HuntingFirst DayOperation Buffalo and Stateless

She was also the Creative Director/CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival for seven years, leading both the festival and its investment fund. Amanda also held various roles at the ABC over her eight years, including Head of Arts and Entertainment, Executive Producer and Commissioning Editor Arts, Entertainment and Comedy. 

 

JOE MURPHY is a writer/producer from Melbourne. Actually, he’s from Tangambalanga, but no one knows where that is, or how to pronounce it. After graduating from Monash University, Joe wrote and directed theatre and short films for the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2012, Joe moved to the US to chase his version of the American dream: scripted television. He is currently writing and producing two Darren Star series, YOUNGER (Paramount+ / Stan) and EMILY IN PARIS (Netflix).

 

Before being staffed in a writer’s room, Joe honed his craft on NURSE JACKIE (Showtime), THE CARRIE DIARIES (CW), THE LEFTOVERS (HBO), DIFFICULT PEOPLE (Hulu), THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW (TV Land), and several others.

 

As a writer, Joe’s sweet spot is half-hour comedy where the lead is LGBTQIA+, not the sassy sidekick. Joe has lived many lives to draw story. He’s been a drama teacher, a reality TV producer, a snorkeling instructor, a trivia host, a bartender, as well as the banker and the Easter bunny on DEAL OR NO DEAL. After 9 years in New York, he now lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two kids but hasn’t lost his Tangambalangan accent.