Meet POI speaker Benjamin Law

Posted Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

Benjamin Law

Meet Benjamin Law, an Australian journalist, columnist, screenwriter and quick-witted cultural commentator. He's an outspoken advocate for both the LGBTIQA and Australian-Chinese communities and regularly tweets to his almost 100,000 followers about issues in these areas. He adapted his book, The Family Law into a critically-acclaimed and award-winning comedy series, which was produced by Matchbox Pictures. The pilot's Facebook premiere gained 1.1 million views, and the first season was the most-watched comedy on SBS On Demand. The Family Law returned for two further seasons, winning two Equity Ensemble Awards (Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series), two Casting Guild Awards (Best Casting in a Comedy) a SPAA Award (Best Comedy Series). Benjamin also wrote for Netflix/Network Ten's Sisters. He recently developed and hosted documentary series Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law, which sought to retrace his heritage, and has received rave reviews. You can get an insight into his experiences in his Guardian article. Benjamin is a strong advocate for inclusion in the screen sector, you can read his thoughts on the makeup of Australia's creative industry. Click follow on @benjaminlaw and you are guaranteed to receive thoughtful, articulate and often hilarious insights into culture, not just on the other side of the ditch but around the world.