TV WEEK next gen TV stars

TV Week releases inaugural list of next gen female Aussie TV stars

Bauer Media’s TV WEEK celebrates women in its latest issue, with the release of its inaugural list of Next Gen Women of Australian television.

The 13-page feature story showcases 37 women who are leading in their field within the Australian television industry. From actresses to writers, producers to reality stars, these women epitomise the modern face of Australian entertainment.

Curated by TV WEEK Editor Thomas Woodgate, the feature is a ‘who’s who’ of the next generation of women changing the face of Australian television.

This year’s list features an array of incredible talent including Picnic at Hanging Rock star Samara Weaving, LA-based actress Eliza Scanlen of HBO series Sharp Objects, co-writer and lead actress of Top End Wedding, Miranda Tapsell and game-changing comedian Hannah Gadsby.

The feature follows Screen Australia’s recent update to their 2015 Gender Matters initiatives promise; Australians are now seeing women occupy at least 50% of creative roles in Australia.

The TV WEEK feature also comes as Bauer Media passes its 9 million words milestone of the Female Future initiative.

TV WEEK Editor, Thomas Woodgate, commented; “We are very excited to share this incredible group of women with our readers. Australia’s amazing young talent are not only doing us proud on the international stage, but also in our own backyard.”

“TV WEEK is a passionate supporter of diversity in entertainment, and it’s wonderful to see such a creative group of game-changing women leading the charge in this industry. This is the first time we’ve created this special and we hope we to continue it in years to come.”

The complete Next Gen Women of Australian television list is:

  • Miranda Tapsell
  • Michelle Law
  • Phoebe Tonkin
  • Sam Frost
  • Madeleine Madden
  • Ashleigh Brewer
  • Poh Ling Yeow
  • Marny Kennedy
  • Celia Pacquola
  • Shalom Brune-Franklin
  • Lily Sullivan
  • Sophia Forrest
  • Claudia O’Doherty
  • Katherine Langford
  • Samara Weaving
  • Lucy Zelic
  • Margot Robbie
  • Kat Hoyos
  • Kate McCartney
  • Kate McLennan
  • Shari Sebbens
  • Geraldine Hakewill
  • Tiarnie Coupland
  • Eliza Scanlen
  • Hannah & Eliza Reilly
  • Hannah Gadsby
  • Narelda Jacobs
  • Lou Ransome
  • Kiki Masella
  • Nakkiah Lui
  • Jan Fran
  • Elyse Knowles
  • Sarah Abo
  • Anna Heinrich
  • Andrea Demetriades
  • Julie Snook