Brian Rosen elected SPAA president, Sue Taylor vice-president

25 July, 2011 by Brendan Swift

Former Film Finance Corporation (FFC) chief executive Brian Rosen has been elected president of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA).

He will replace Antony I. Ginnane, who has held the role for the past three years, at the annual general meeting in September.


Rosen said the government's convergence review, which is currently examining future policy and regulatory frameworks in a multi-platform environment, would be one particular area of focus.

"I look forward to helping lead the way in getting the best outcomes for the industry with the convergence review," Rosen told IF magazine.

Producer Sue Taylor (The Tree) was also elected SPAA vice-president, replacing Screentime's Bob Campbell. 

Both the president and vice-president roles were unopposed.

Rosen has been working on several projects since leaving the FFC, which he led from 2003 until its merger into Screen Australia in 2008. He has also chaired a review of the Northern Territory Film Office and consults for Screen NSW. Among his previous credits are several films including the animated FernGully – The Last Rainforest and James and the Giant Peach.