Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich.
Kylie Munnich is returning to her home state to take up the role of Screen Queensland CEO, succeeding Tracey Vieira who departed the state agency in August.
Most recently scripted sales and co-production executive at Seven Studios, Munnich has worked in international distribution and development for 25 years.
Prior to Seven, Munnich was director of drama & comedy at Sky Vision; senior vice president UK, Ireland & Africa at Sony Pictures Television International and a Sales Director at MGM International Television.
Screen Queensland Chair Linda Lavarch welcomed the appointment, noting Munnich’s experience.
“Following the departure of our long-serving Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira in August, it was important an experienced hand took the reins to keep Queensland’s screen industry on a course of opportunity and prosperity,” said SQ chair Linda Lavarch.
“Her extensive experience abroad will serve the state well as we work to secure the biggest and best international blockbusters, while continuing to develop diverse homegrown content with global appeal.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank acting CEO Jo Dillon. Ms Dillion has done a fantastic job leading the team seamlessly through the interim period.”
“We are delighted to welcome Kylie back to her home state of Queensland and are certain her expertise and leadership will build on the strong foundations laid by our team at SQ and pave an exciting future for the industry in our State,” Ms Lavarch said.
Munnich, who commences her role on October, 16, said she was thrilled to be leading Screen Queensland in an exciting period of growth.
“I am eager to leverage our State’s strong track record and continue to invest in local stories for global audiences, attract productions and cement our reputation as a screen production hub,” she said.
Vieira was CEO of Screen Queensland for five and a half years, and recently joined Hoodlum Entertainment as chief content officer.