Richard Keddie and Claudia Karvan join Screen Australia board

10 July, 2012 by Brendan Swift

The government has appointed producer Richard Keddie and actor-producer Claudia Karvan to the Screen Australia board.

Keddie 's recent credits include feature films such as Matching Jack and Little Fish as well as telemovies Hawke and Curtin. He is also a producer of upcoming musical feature Goddess.


Karvan has had a long career as an actor and is currently filming new ABC drama The Time of our Lives in Melbourne. She has also appeared in recent films such as 33 Postcards and Daybreakers. She was also a producer of TV series Spirited and Love My Way, in which she also starred.

Arts minister Simon Crean said Keddie and Karvan would bring a strong mix of business skills and creative experience to the Screen Australia board.

“Mr Keddie and Ms Karvan have both made a major contribution to Australia’s screen industry,” he said in a statement. “As an award-winning film and television documentary producer, Mr Keddie’s experience across the sector will provide the valuable combination of creative leadership and industry insight. Ms Karvan is an acclaimed Australian actor, director and producer with a strong track record of engaging with the Australian screen industry as a creator and advocate.”

They replace outgoing board members Robert Connolly and Greg Smith.

Screen Australia chairman Glen Boreham welcomed Keddie and Karvan and acknowledged the contribution of Connolly and Smith.

"For all their complementary strengths, Robert and Greg both shared one thing: passion," Boreham said in a statement. "Passion to see Australian stories on screen, passion to nurture the next generation, and passion to see the industry evolve and thrive. We wish them every success in the next stages of their careers.”