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Mary Donaldson

Crown Princess of Denmark

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LA Larkin

Author The Genesis Flaw, Thirst

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Jacinta Tynan

Sky News Australia presenter and author of Good Man Hunting

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Sam de Brito

Sun-Herald columnist, Script Editor of White Collar Blue, Water Rats, Author of No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty, The Lost Boys,

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Elizabeth Packett

Elizabeth is a writer and script editor with credits including Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Secret Life of Us, McLeod’s Daughters,

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Julia Zemiro

Radio host, actor, singer and Rockwiz presenter

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Carl Barron

‘Carl Barron Live’ is the highest selling stand-up comedy DVD in Australian history

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Yasmin Boland

Journalist, author: Carole King is an Alien and All the Rage

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Claudia Karvan

Actress, writer, producer, Spirited, Love My Way, Paperback Hero

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Sharon Aris

Author, It’s My Party and I’ll Knit if I Want To, Being Married

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Caroline Gerard

Writer/producer of feature film The Bet, starring Matthew Newton, Aden Young and Sibylla Budd

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Simon Tedeschi

Award winning classical pianist and musician

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Samantha Lang

Screenwriter & Director. The Well, The Killing Field, Carlotta

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Natalie Saleeba

Actor – House Husbands, Winners & Losers, Neighbours, All Saints

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Rosamund Burton

Author and freelance journalist for SMH, Australian Telegraph

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Fiona Seres

Scriptwriter, film and television Satisfaction, Tangle, Love My Way, The Surgeon

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Krew Boylan

Actor Wild Boys, All Saints, Rescue Special Ops, Shappelle

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Rachel Ward

Actor and director/writer of the feature film Beautiful Kate starring Sophie Lowe, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rachel Griffiths.

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Denise Scott

Denise is one of Australia’s best loved comedian & actors appearing in TV shows such as Spicks & Specks, The Project and

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Karen M. Davis

Author of crime novels ‘Sinister Intent’ & ‘Deadly Obsession’, both published by Simon & Schuster

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Elizabeth Farrelly

Author, architecture critic, essayist and columnist for The Sydney Morninng Herald.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash

Journalist/author, Good Girls Do Swallow, Anything She Can Do I Can Do Better

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Julia Stone

ARIA award wining Australian musician

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Vanessa Stubbs

Author of Star Attraction, published by Penguin 2013

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Caroline Baum

The Book Show/ABC

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Jessica Tovey

Actor – Wolf Creek, Wonderland, Underbelly

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Anna Spargo-Ryan

Author, The Paper House published by Pan McMillian

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Matt Sherring

Co-writer of the feature film Killer Elite starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro

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Jessica Hobbs

Director, The Slap, Rake, Spirited, Tangle, All Saints, Love My Way

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Sandra Sully

Journalist, Channel 10 presenter

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Rachael Blake

Award winning actress, Wildside, Rake, Lantana, Sleeping Beauty

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Dr Elizabeth Farrelly

Feature writer for The Sydney Morning Herald. Author of Blubberland and Caro Was Here

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Scott Roberts

Writer and director of the feature film The Hard Word, starring Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths and Joel Edgerton

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Josh Capelin

Creative Director, TV Producer including Andy & Ben Do Mexico, Andy & Ben Eat the World, Network 10

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Sasha Horler

Award winning Australian actor

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Dan Wylie

Actor, Muriel’s Wedding, Romper Stomper, Love My Way, Underbelly

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Gyton Grantley

Actor, Underbelly, House Husbands

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Doug Mulray

Australian comedian, radio and television presenter

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Bianca Dye

Radio announcer, NOVA, 20 to 1, The 7pm Project, Thank God You’re Here

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Ashley Hay

Journalist/author, The Body in the Clouds, The Secret: The Strange Marriage of Annabelle Milbanke & Lord Byron

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Phillip Hearnshaw

Assistant director, Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, The Punisher, La Spagnola

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Simmone Jade Mackinnon

Actor, City Homicide, Cops: LAC, Rescue Special Ops, McLeod’s Daughters

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Carla Coulson

Author and photographer, Paris Tango, Italian Joy, Chasing a Dream

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Erina Reddan

Journalist, ABC foreign correspondent, author, non-fiction, Baby Daze, fiction, Water from the Moon, Lilia’s Secret

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Margaret Sixel

Academy Award Winner Film Editing – Mad Max Fury Road. Also Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City

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Sandra Nori

Ex-NSW Minister and Member of Macquarie University Council

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Clive Hamilton

Australian public intellectual & Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Vice-Chancellor’s Chair

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Anna Coren

Reporter/presenter CNN International, Today Tonight

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Meryl Tankard

Broadway choreographer, Tarzan the Musical

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Tony Barry

Actor, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Australia, All Saints

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Caroline Roessler

Former managing editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, the Hoopla and the Barrossa Living Magazine (Rest in Peace C)

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Emma Balfour

Model, poet, author, Poems

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Anthony Ackroyd

Professional comedian

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Hugh Riminton

CNN correspondent, Ten News presenter, Meet the Press, 6:30 with George Negus

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Mandy Newman

Author: How to Say I Do: Make Your Civil Marriage Ceremony Your Own

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Penny Robinson

Author, Executive Producer of RPA

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Ruth Ostrow

Columnist, author, blogger and feature writer for The Australian

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Kay Pavlou

Director, Gangs of Oz, All Saints, Who Do You Think You Are?, McLeod’s Daughters

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Rob Pullan

Journalist and author of seven books, including Guilty Secrets, Bob Hawke: A Portrait and Bob Ansett: An Autobiography

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Kevin Rozzoli

Former State MP and Speaker, author Gavel to Gavel – An Insider’s View of Parliament

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Rebecca Rocheford Davies

Actor, writer, producer

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John Mavety

Award-winning director and writer, Behind Mansion Walls, Deadly Women, Earthpulse, Tropfest finalist

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Sue MacKinnon

Former FFC Investment Manager, Documentaries and producer Shark Island Productions: Stories of Me, Paul Kelly

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Rob Johnson

Editor, journalist and author The Golden Age of the Argonauts and Boom-Boom! A Century of Australian Comedy

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Lisa Forrest

Radio and TV broadcaster/author Making the Most of It, DJ Max, Meg Banana, Boycott

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Katerina Cosgrove

Author, The Glass Heart

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Peter McDonald

Animator, Animal Logic, Happy Feet, Teen Wolf, Puss in Boots

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Martyn Ives

Documentary film maker, Emmy Award winner, National Geographic Taboo, How Beer Saved the World, Prototype This!, Monster Bug Wars, If

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Mark Gould

Documentary film maker, producer, Tibet: Murder in the Snow, Rising Stars

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Helen O'Connor

Actor, Packed to the Rafters, Crownies, All Saints, Babe, Frauds, The Beast

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Alec Morgan

Actor, Director, Writer, Hunt Angels, Beautiful Bondi, Our Century, Dusty Hearts,

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Nick Lathouris

Actor, dramaturg, writer, Kennedy Miller Productions

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Theresa Miller

Television reporter, presenter and producer and author of Making Babies

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Roxane Wilson

Actor, Home and Away, City Homicide, Rescue Special Ops, The Alice, Stingers, Water Rats

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Dr Ruth Wajnryb

Linguist, author, Expletive Deleted: A Good Look at Bad Language and columnist for SMH

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Matt Duffy

Director, Writer, Producer, Guru Greg

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Kimberley Chin Poy

Wednesday Sisters

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Ollie Lind

Secret Samurai

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Jess Black

Author of 12 books in the Bindi Wildlife Adventure Series, 3 in the RSPCA Animal Tales series and 2 books

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Jamie Hilton

Sleeping Beauty and The Waiting City. Voted the Australian producer most worth watching at the Melbourne International Film Festival 37º

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Wendy Fitzgerald

Bollywood Dreams

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Gerry O' Sullivan

Gangsters of Shanghai

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Alex Gilly

Author of Devil’s Harbor published Tor/Forge NY, 2015

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Nigel Bartlett

Journalist and author. King of the Road published by Random House, 2015

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Helen Thurloe

Varuna Scholarship recipient. ‘Promising Azra’ published by Allen & Unwin, July 2016.

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Shannon Garner

Shannon Garner’s first book Labour of Love published by Simon & Schuster, July 2016

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Lia Weston

Author of the Fortunes of Ruby White, published by Simon and Schuster and the upcoming – Those Pleasant Girls published by

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Ged Gillmore

Author of Bill Murdoch Mystery series – Headland published 2018

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Ali Gripper

Award winning journalist, columnist and author of Barefoot Surgeon published by Allen & Unwin, 2018