SA Film Corporation


In Conversation with Bunya Productions (5 April 2019)

April 5 2019
In Conversation with Sophia Zachariou, CEO, Bunya Productions

Please join us for an In Conversation with Sophia Zachariou.
Recently appointed the CEO of Bunya Productions,  Sophia has extensive experience within the Australian screen sector, previously working at Create NSW as Director of Screen Investment, Engagement and Attraction, and as an Executive Producer and Deputy Head of Entertainment at ABC TV. Chatting with moderator Courtney Gibson, CEO, SAFC, Sophia will detail her wealth of experience and touch on what Bunya would be looking for in a project. 

When: Friday, 5 April, 2019 11am-12pm
Where: John Chataway Boardroom, Adelaide Studios 
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About Sophia Zachariou, CEO, Bunya Productions

Sophia joined Bunya Productions in 2019 as CEO.  Previously as Create NSW Director of Screen Investment, Engagement and Attraction, Sophia Zachariou led the screen program and prior to that was the Head of Development and Production at Screen NSW.
During her time at the agency, Sophia oversaw the commissioning of award-winning productions such as Warwick Thornton’s, Sweet Country, Rachel Perkins’ Mystery Road, Nash Edgerton’s Mr Inbetween, Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black and Jeffrey Walker’s Riot.
Sophia was the leading creative force behind many of the successful TV Drama initiatives that Create NSW implemented, including #shedirects, with Rachel Griffiths, Leah Purcell and Rachel Perkins targeted to increasing female TV drama directors, Cli-Fi - a screen development program with ABC Drama in the genre of climate-change science fiction and the Amplifier Feature Film fund with such talented writers and directors as Luke Davies, Jen Peedom and Kate Mulvaney.
Sophia is also a passionate advocate for the emerging sector and has championed many emerging creative voices from under-represented groups during her entire career.
Prior to joining Create NSW, Sophia commissioned and was the Executive Producer on over thirty award-winning television titles, including Gruen, The Chaser, Kitchen CabinetShaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey and was also Deputy Head of Entertainment at the Australian national television network ABC TV.