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 their 9 million words milestone of their 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