Team

Our team are a passionate group of people who love the screen industry. We all hail from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and professional experiences.

Ian Booth

Chief Executive

Ian Booth

Chief Executive

Ian Booth is the Chief Executive of Screenwest. He commenced his current position as Chief Executive of ScreenWest in May 2007, taking on the role during a period of great expansion in the Western Australian film industry.

Ian stepped into the role from co-producing the adult drama series Marx and Venus delivered to SBS in early 2007 and the half hour drama Hidden Creatures, which screened across the international festival circuit.

Ian’s previous position at the ABC in Melbourne as Business Affairs Manager for Drama and Comedy, saw him working on projects including Kath & Kim, MDA, The Glasshouse, Enough Rope, The Shark Net, Marking Time and many others. Prior to the ABC he was the Business Affairs Manager at Screenwest.

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Adam Smith

Director Production Investment

Adam Smith

Director Production Investment

Adam Smith is the Director of Production Investment and is responsible for overseeing the management of Screenwest’s Production funding programs as well as providing strategic advice to the Screenwest Board, Chief Executive, Screenwest staff and the screen industry.

Adam has extensive international experience and has owned and operated his own company, Screen Business Consulting, an international consultancy providing strategy and business advice and deal making services to the global screen industries since 2011.

Prior to that time Adam headed business affairs at the international local film production and acquisition division of one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, Warner Bros. He most recently served as a Senior Vice President and in his time in the division released over 350 films throughout the world. Prior to this he worked across all genres in television production with London Weekend Television and Granada Media (now ITV Plc).

Adam originally trained as a lawyer in Adelaide, holds BA, LLB and MBA degrees and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Adam is originally from Adelaide and has lived in London and South Africa. Adam joined the Screenwest team in 2015.

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Rikki Lea Bestall

Director Development

Rikki Lea Bestall

Director Development

Rikki Lea Bestall is the Director of Development at Screenwest and is responsible for the management of Screenwest’s development funding programs; leading the design, development and implementation of Screenwest’s project and practitioner development, digital and Indigenous programs to ensure they are industry relevant and achieve Screenwest’s strategic priorities; and providing high-level advice to industry and applicants on the creative development of teams and projects.

Rikki Lea grew up in Perth and graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She spent several years working in various production capacities in Australian film and television industry before moving to Los Angeles to further her career.

In 2005, she joined Sony Studio’s based film and television production company, Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, as their Director of Feature Development. During her time in Los Angeles she developed numerous feature and television projects and co-produced two studio feature films The Soloist (Dreamworks) and When in Rome (Disney) and left the company as Vice President of Development. She joined Screenwest in October 2011.

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Nadine Redmond

Manager Corporate Services

Nadine Redmond

Manager Corporate Services

Nadine Redmond is the Corporate Services Manager at Screenwest.

She manages Screenwest’s corporate services (human resources, finance, records management and information and communication technology services) and ensures compliance with legislative, regulatory and policy requirements and leads / coordinates special projects. Ms Redmond has a background in human resources and industrial relations.

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Kathryn Ogilvie

Communications Manager

Kathryn Ogilvie

Communications Manager

Kat Ogilvie is the Communications Manager at Screenwest and is responsible for the management of all media and publicity enquiries for Screenwest; the management of all Screenwest web and digital content; and the key contact for all advertising, branding, event and sponsorship enquiries.

Kat has worked both in government and private sectors in Melbourne, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Perth.  She has over 15 years’ extensive experience in marketing, communications and public relations for a variety of clients including, Tourism Western Australia, The Emirates Group, Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, Masdar City, Tourism Victoria, Ernst & Young, Intel and Etihad Airways.

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Ryan Hodgson

Investment Manager

Ryan Hodgson

Investment Manager

Ryan Hodgson is the Investment Manager within the Screenwest Production team. His role involves contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of Screenwest’s production funding schemes; managing Screenwest’s production funds and initiatives; assessing applications for Screenwest production funding and oversees the assessment process; and providing professional advice in response to production enquiries.

Ryan previously worked as a project officer at Screenwest, twice managing the agency’s screen industry partnership fund. He has taught producing and budgeting at the Film & Television Institute (FTI) in Fremantle and was also the Western Australian Chapter Head of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) between 2008 and 2011.

His drama producing credits include the feature films Blame (Melbourne, Toronto and Chicago international film festivals and Cannes Cinephiles), Justice and short film Crush. He has also produced over 80 advertising campaigns totalling over 170 commercials. Ryan joined the Screenwest team in 2012.

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Neta Gill

Manager Strategic Projects

Neta Gill

Manager Strategic Projects

Neta Gill is the Manager of Strategic Projects and is responsible for the management of the Screen Culture Fund and coordination of other special projects.

Neta previously worked at the Fire and Emergency Services Authority and the Heritage Council, Western Australia.

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Vikki Barr

Locations and Film Services Manager

Vikki Barr

Locations and Film Services Manager

Vikki Barr is the Locations and Film Services Manager within the Screenwest Production team. Vikki’s key responsibilities are to manage the day to day operations of Screenwest’s infrastructure strategy, locations and film friendly services activities; provide support and advice to productions shooting or intending to shoot in Western Australia; and oversee the marketing and promotion of Screenwest funding programs, locations, crew, WA screen businesses and infrastructure.

Vikki has over 25 years’ experience in all facets of the production process. Prior to her tenure at Screenwest, she worked in a number of production roles, most notably as the producer on the long running Channel 9 series McLeod’s Daughters.

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Erin Stam

Development Manager

Erin Stam

Development Manager

Erin Stam is a Development Manager responsible for the management of the Emerging Producer Initiative, Slate Development, West Coast Visions, Track Development, Matched Funding (features and slate projects), travel, and Emergency Funding (features and slate projects).

Previously, Erin was the Senior Vice President of Production for Participant Media, known for its Academy-Award nominated films and documentaries such as The Help, Good Night and Good Luck and An Inconvenient Truth. Ms Stam was responsible for the production of narrative features from inception through to distribution. She served as a cross-functional project manager and is skilled in creative development, production and the budgetary process as well as managing actors, directors and screenwriters.

Prior to Participant Media, Erin was a senior production and development executive at Spyglass Entertainment, the studio behind The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Insider and Bruce Almighty. Erin also executive produced 27 Dresses for Fox 2000.

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Kelrick Martin

Indigenous Manager

Kelrick Martin

Indigenous Manager

Kelrick Martin is the Indigenous Manager at Screenwest and is responsible for managing all Indigenous funding programs, initiatives, and projects.

Kelrick has more than 20 years media experience within the screen industry including CEO Spear Point Productions, Commissioning Editor National Indigenous Television (NITV), Producer ABC Television and Producer/Presenter with ABC Radio National. He directed and co-produced the award-winning SBS documentary musical Prison Songs, as well as the documentary series Outside Chance and Straight Shootin’, and documentary Yagan. He is the key contact for Indigenous filmmakers, Indigenous projects and regional projects. Kelrick joined the Screenwest team in 2014.

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Amanda Clarke

Funding Administration Officer - Production

Amanda Clarke

Funding Administration Officer - Production

Amanda Clarke is the Production Funding Administration Officer.

Amanda provides administrative support for SuperDoc, Screen Business Development Fund, Industry Enhancement Fund, Drama and Documentary Production related funding initiatives, including funding deliverables and acquittals. She also provides administrative support to Director Production Investment and Screenwest’s Locations and Film Friendly initiatives and can also provide updates about the status of production related funding and projects.

Contact Amanda  or telephone (+61 8) 6552 7883

Wendy Simmons

Funding Administration Officer – Development

Wendy Simmons

Funding Administration Officer – Development

Wendy Simmons is a Funding Administration Officer in the Development Team. She works closely with the Indigenous Manager and Development Manager, Digital on the provision of Screenwest’s Indigenous, Digital and short form development and production programs.

Wendy joined Screenwest in August 2010,as a Development Administration Officer in the Production Team. Since then has gained lots of agency experience and industry insight, having also worked as Manager, Projects and Programs and Digital Development Manager. She has a background in government, ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching and retail management and has studied Film and TV and Graphic Design.

Contact Wendy or call (+61 8) 6552 7404

Tamara Bardas

Funding Administration Officer – Development

Tamara Bardas

Funding Administration Officer – Development

Tamara Bardas is a Funding Administration Officer in the Development Team. She handles administration of, and general inquiries for the Feature Navigator Development Program, Matched Funding, Emergency Funding, Television and Documentary Funding, Slate Development Funding, Feature Film Track Development Funding, the Emerging Producer Initiative, Travel Assistance, Courses and Professional Development Funding (Attachments, Internships and Mentorships).

Tamara commenced at Screenwest in July 2015 after landing in Perth at the end of a 9 month travel adventure. Having previously held Project Manager, Account Manager and Product Development positions in the product design and FMCG industries, her passion for organisation, efficient processes and creativity comes through as Screenwest’s Funding Administration Officer in the Development Team.  She enjoys learning about the screen industry and in particular, the exciting projects coming out of Western Australia.

Contact Tamara or call (+61 8) 6552 7973

Shannon Jenkins

Manager Projects and Programs

Shannon Jenkins

Manager Projects and Programs

Shannon Jenkins is the Manager of Projects and Programs at Screenwest.

Her responsibilities include undertaking special projects, conducts research and analysis; compiling funding program statistics; maintaining data integrity of funding program database; and providing quality assurance for funding program information including information on the website.

Liang Xu

Financial Administration Officer

Liang Xu

Financial Administration Officer

Liang Xu is the Financial Adminstration Officer at Screenwest. She is rsponsible for processing Screenwest’s accounts payable and accounts receivable; analysing disbursement and distribution reports; and assisting with debtor management.

Jessica Higgins

Administration Assistant

Jessica Higgins

Administration Assistant

Jessica Higgins is the Administration Assistant at Screenwest. She provides direct administrative and secretarial support to the corporate services team including the Chief Executive and Screenwest Board.

Board

Board members are appointed by the Western Australian Minister for Culture and the Arts for a three-year period. Members are appointed according to their expertise and experience in areas relevant to Screenwest's activities.

Janelle Marr

Chair

Janelle Marr

Chair

Commenced on the Board January 2013; Appointed Chair June 2015; Term expires 31 December 2018

Mrs Marr is Founder and Managing Director of StepBeyond, an award-winning strategy consultancy that provides advisory services to corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations.

She has 20 years consulting experience, nine years as Director of StepBeyond.  Prior to this she worked with some of the world’s most recognised brands including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, KPMG and Ernst & Young in Perth, Melbourne and London.

Mrs Marr is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Master of Business Administration. She has held directorships across a range of sectors including her current directorship with Ability Centre, one of WA’s largest and reputable disability providers.

In 2012, she was awarded a 40Under40 WA Business News Award; and in 2013 StepBeyond won a Telstra Business Award and she was a Finalist in the WA Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

Amanda Higgs

Board Member

Amanda Higgs

Board Member

Commenced January 2012; Reappointed January 2015; Term Expires 31 December 2017

Ms Higgs is a Creative Producer at Matchbox Pictures and was previously an independent before joining Matchbox in September last year. As well as two series of The Time of Our Lives for the ABC, Ms Higgs co-created and produced the first three series of the Network Ten television drama The Secret Life of Us. The series won three Logies for Most Outstanding Drama and was nominated for a number of Australian Film Institute (AFI) and AWGIE Awards. It was the most watched program in the 16-39 demographic three years running from 2001. Ms Higgs has worked at ABC TV Drama as an Executive Producer, and Acting Head of Drama in late 2009. She script edited The Slap and was consultant EP on SLiDE for Fox8. Ms Higgs has also been on the board of AACTA and the National Screenwriters Conference. She is currently producing the mini-series’ Barracuda and Seven Types of Ambiguity for the ABC.

Sue Taylor

Board Member

Sue Taylor

Board Member

Commenced January 2012; Reappointed January 2015; Term Expires 31 December 2017

Ms Taylor has been a filmmaker for more than 30 years working across all types of productions ranging from documentaries, children’s drama, adult drama and feature films. She established her own production company in 2001 and has been nominated for numerous AFI, Logie and Critics Circle Awards for projects, which include the children’s series Minty and Time Trackers, the adult mini-series The Shark Net, the telemovies 3 Acts of Murder and An Accidental Soldier, and the feature films Last Train to Freo and The Tree.

The Tree, an Australia / France co-production was selected to close the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and has now screened around the world with sales to 40 countries. Her latest feature film Looking For Grace, directed by Sue Brooks, was recently selected to screen in competition at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Adelaide International Film Festival.

Ms Taylor is a former vice president of the Screen Producers Association and a former Director of Screenrights.

Aidan O'Bryan

Board Member

Aidan O'Bryan

Board Member

Commenced December 2007; Reappointed 2011 and 2014; Term expires 31 December 2016

After completing a degree in Philosophy and Political Science, Mr O’Bryan moved from political research into online development and eventually into media production. In 2000 he established WBMC; started producing for television; created the first television series in the world to incorporate SMS interactivity; and established Australia’s most prolific television program legal download site.

Mr O’Bryan wrote and directed Something In The Water, a feature rockumentary about the remarkable, disproportionate success of the WA music scene; co-wrote Hurt, a revolutionary interactive documentary about domestic violence; and has produced or executive produced the feature films Son of a Gun, Wasted on the Young and Ned Rifle. He recently produced the sci-fi  feature film OtherLife alongside his producing partner Janelle Landers and in collaboration with See Pictures.

Stephen Langsford

Board Member

Stephen Langsford

Board Member

Commenced December 2007; Reappointed 2011 and 2014; Term expires 31 December 2016

Mr Langsford has an entrepreneurial background in entertainment, media and technology. He is founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of movie and TV streaming company, ASX-listed Quickflix Limited. Prior to Quickflix, he founded and successfully grew information technology companies Change Corporation and Method + Madness both which were acquired by ASX-listed companies. Mr Langsford’s earlier career was in funds management with Australian boutique firm Armstrong Jones and prior to that an international accounting firm.

Carol Innes

Board Member

Carol Innes

Board Member

Commenced July 2014; Term expires 30 June 2017

Ms Innes currently holds the position of Manager Aboriginal Cultural Heritage & Arts at the Metropolitan  Redevelopment Authority (MRA).  She was previously employed at the South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council (SWALC) for nine years where she worked on projects that maintained Noongar involvement in many areas through Native Title.  Previous to this, Ms Innes spent 11 years working in the arts sector in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts.  She is experienced in Government at both State and Federal levels and in the community arts sector.

Catherine Ferrari

Board Member

Catherine Ferrari

Board Member

Commenced January 2016; Term expires 31 December 2018

Ms Ferrari joined Water Corporation in 2004 in the role of General Manager, Communications Group. In 2013 she became General Manager of newly formed Customer and Community Group. She was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and Western Australian Director of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.

Ms Ferrari is also Deputy Chair of the West Australian Opera; a Board Member of the John Curtin Gallery, Energy and Water Ombudsman; a trustee of the Legal Contribution Trust; and Director of Water Corporation Superannuation Pty Ltd.

Christopher Holman

Board Member

Christopher Holman

Board Member

Appointed January 2016; Term expires 31 December 2018

Mr Holman is a Director of Azure Capital Limited and brings a wealth of corporate advisory experience including mergers and acquisitions, principal investments and capital markets transactions. He also sits on the boards of companies operating in the maritime and technology sectors and is involved with a number of charity organisations.