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New Head of Producer Offset and Co-production Unit

Tim Phillips appointed Head of Producer Offset and Co-production Unit

Screen Australia has today announced the appointment of Tim Phillips as Head of the Producer Offset and Co-Production Unit.

Tim comes to the role with a broad range of experience and skills. Tim has worked as a Senior Investment Manager for feature films and television, including managing Screen Australia’s involvement in The DressmakerOddballPaper PlanesBlinky BillThat Sugar Film and Red Dog, as well as series including MollyMiss Fisher’s Murder MysteriesNowhere BoysDance Academy and the upcoming Tomorrow When the War Began.

Most recently Tim was the Senior Manager of the Interactive and Multiplatform team in Melbourne, managing Screen Australia’s funding programs activities for online drama, as well as contributing to organisational strategy and content for digital platforms. 

Prior to working at Screen Australia, Tim was the Legal and Business Affairs Manager at the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF), where he was responsible for advising on all aspects of their production, funding, distribution and licensing activities. As a lawyer at Minter Ellison, Tim advised media and online businesses on Intellectual Property.

Screen Australia COO Fiona Cameron welcomed the announcement. “Tim is an excellent candidate for the important role of heading up the Producer Offset and Co-Production Unit. He knows and is respected by industry stakeholders, and has a wonderful sensibility for ensuring the sector has an even greater understanding of Screen Australia’s role.  He will continue to ensure our functions in this regard are as transparent, consistent and accountable as possible.

The opportunities for co-production and offset review and reform are immense and exciting. I am very much looking forward to working with Tim in this space for the benefit of increased Australian screen production.”

Tim Phillips will commence in the role of Head of the Producer Offset and Co-Production Unit in May 2016. Michele McDonald will continue her excellent work acting in the role until this time.