Judy Potter: Chair
Judy Potter is Chairperson of Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium and the inaugural Adelaide Central Market Authority. She is also the Director and State President of Musica Viva and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. She has also been engaged by the joint venture HYLC (Hansen & Yuncken - Leighton Contractors) since early 2009 as a consultant on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Her previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of SA Great, Director/CE of Carlcew Youth Arts Centre, and the South Australian Youth Arts Board, Consultant to Arts SA/Minister for Arts on the ‘start up ’ and implementation of Windmill Performing Arts Company, Trainer in Management, leadership and group work for DEFET.
Bridget Ikin is an independent film producer whose credits include An Angel At My Table, Kitchen Sink, Crush, Loaded, Floating Life and Look Both Ways. She was also the Executive Producer on The Tracker, Australian Rules, Walking on Water and Kabbarli. She was the establishing evaluation manager at the Film Finance Corporation, where the feature films she consulted include: Candy; Footy Legends; Suburban Mayhem; The Home Song Stories; Clubland; and Lucky Miles. Ms Iken was also the General Manager of SBSi where she was responsible for more than 400 hours of distinctive Australian television programming.
Anthony Maras is a multi-award winning filmmaker whose latest film The Palace, an Australian-Cyprus co-production, was shot on location along the United Nations Green Line in Nicosia, Cyprus. The Palace had its US premiere at the 2011 Telluride Film Festival, was recently nominated for the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Short Fiction Film, and has won top honours at the Sydney Film Festival (Best Short Fiction Film), Adelaide Film Festival (Audience Award) and Melbourne International Film Festival (Best Australian Short Film). His previous film Spike Up, a searing crime drama won the 2007 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Short Fiction Film, and screened in or won accolades at numerous international film festivals including Rotterdam, Santa Barbara FF, Bilbao ISFF and Sao Paulo IFF. In 2005, his debut film Azadi was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film, and received accolades and or official selection at more than 30 international festivals. He also worked as an associate producer on Last Ride, the debut feature of Palm D’Or winning director Glendyn Ivin and starring Hugo Weaving. Mr Maras completed a Law Degree at Flinders University and went on to study film production at the University of California. He has served as a funding consultant to the South Australian Film Corporation, as an AFI Awards juror, and served as President of the University of California SB Filmmakers Cooperative, and on the board of the Media Resource Centre.
Des Monaghan is one of Australia’s leading and multi-award winning Executive Producers. He was the Controller of Programming and Director of Program and Production for Television New Zealand (TVNZ) Networks 1 and 2. He set up South Pacific Pictures Limited before being appointed Network Director of Production and Program Development for the Seven Network in Australia. He formed the television production company Screentime in 1996 with Bob Campbell, and has operations in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. With productions in all genres including telemovies, mini-series, long form drama, comedy, serial drama and infotainment/reality, Screentime also produces formats which are owned by the group in over 40 countries. Screentime has produced many of Australia’s most celebrated dramas with Monaghan as Executive Producer, with recent productions including the Underbelly franchise, the critically acclaimed Tim Winton’s cloudstreet for Showtime Australia, Crownies for ABC TV and Underbelly: Razor for the Nine Network.
Vivienne Skinner is a speechwriter and adviser on cities to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP. She was arts adviser to former NSW premiers Bob Carr and Nathan Rees where she took a special interest in the development of the screen industries. She is the former deputy-chair of the Adelaide Film Festival. Ms Skinner sits on the board of Beyond Empathy—who use the arts to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in regional Australia and the physical theatre company Legs on the Wall and is a member of the Sydney Committee for the Big Issue.
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Susan Mitchell (commencing in May)
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