The Industry Association for Australian Filmmakers and Performers in the U.S.

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AiF Board of Directors & Staff

The Australians in Film Board is made up of local industry leaders with an interest in developing and supporting the Australian film and TV community in Los Angeles.


Chairman - Simonne Overend
President - Kate Marks
Treasurer  - Greg Basser

Board Members

Greg Basser, CEO, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
Stuart Beattie, writer, director
Eden Gaha, Producer
Courtney Gibson, Managing Director and Partner, Jungle
Kate Ledger, Company Director, Mintie Moo Productions; 
Kate Marks, Executive Vice President International Production at Ausfilm
Rob Marsala, Talent Manager Wishlab Inc
Simonne Overend, VP of Scripted Development at Essential Media and Entertainment
Ian Sutherland, Group Director Marketing at Amalgamated Holdings Limited

Board of Advisors

Kym Barrett award winning costume designer
Dion Beebe, Academy Award winning cinematographer
Jenny Cooney, Journalist and HFPA Member
Bruce Davey, President, Icon Productions
Michelle Day, Photographer
Richard Francis-Bruce, Academy Award nominated Editor
Paula Paizes, Entertainment Lawyer
Dean Semler, Academy Award winning Cinematographer
Tracey Vieira, CEO of Screen Queensland

AiF Foundation Oversight Committee

Barnet Kellman, Ph.D, Professor Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
Robert Rosen, former Dean of UCLA Theater of Film and Television
Paula Paizes, Managing Director, Ignite Capital Partners, Inc
Paloma Felisberto, Business Manager, Protea Group International
Paul Steinke, SVP Production Finance, Walt Disney Motion Picture Company


Executive Director - Peter Ritchie
Operations and Screenings - Carly Einfeld
Membership|Education - Isabel Pappani
Digital Content - Costa Vakas

Heath Ledger Scholarship

Chair - Felicity Price

Samlia Esfahanian - Protea Group

Volunteer Operations

John Freeman

Australians in Film
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue

Suite #B211, Bronson Bldg 
Hollywood, CA 90038

Phone: 310 452 5939
Fax: 323 446 8724



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