Noticeboard: latest industry moves and appointments
In this wrap:
- Cameron Patrick appointed head of music at AFTRS
- Mark Donaldson to depart SPA
- Jason Ho named VP sales at TVT Asia
Cameron Patrick appointed head of music at AFTRS
Annie Award nominee and AGSC Screen Music Award winner Cameron Patrick has been named the new head of music at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS).
Patrick’s career in screen as a composer and orchestrator has spanned almost 30 years, with credits that include Spider-man: Homecoming, Zootopia, Jurassic World and Inside Out.
Patrick is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s film scoring program and has been an instructor in the UCLA Extension’s Film Scoring program since 2015, and was also in involved with the Queensland Music Festival for the past four years in partnership with the Griffith Film School.
AFTRS CEO Neil Peplow said: “I am thrilled to confirm Cameron Patrick as Head of Music at AFTRS. Cameron has an impressive career in screen music having worked in the film, television and recording industries for over two decades and he also has experience in education having worked at UCLA. I know our students across the curriculum will benefit from his incredible expertise and experience.”
Mark Donaldson to depart SPA
Screen Producers Australia’s director legal and business affairs Mark Donaldson will depart the organisation next Friday.
“Mark has given a massive commitment and contribution to SPA and to the screen industry. He has managed SPA’s IR function through a period of significant change,” said SPA CEO Matt Deaner.
“When Mark started in the role, there was great pressure from all areas of the industry to achieve a new set of rights for television drama. This was achieved with immense contributions from the membership, the SPA Council and our friends at Media and Entertainment & Arts Alliance.”
Donaldson said: “This has been an incredibly difficult decision. I would like to thank Matt for his support over the last four years and for giving me the opportunity to grow into the role. I would also like to thank Owen Johnston for his sage advice and guidance during my tenure.”
“I look forward to sharing details of the next stage in my career soon.”
Deaner said Donaldson’s successor will be responsible for management of current negotiations with the MEAA, the ADG and AWG.
Jason Ho named VP sales for TVT Asia
Content services company TVT have appointed Jason Ho as vice president of sales in Asia, a role that will also encompass Australia and New Zealand.
A newly-created role, Ho will be responsible for TVT’s pan-Asian sales portfolio, and the company’s business development across the region.
Ho joins the TVT team from Globecast, where he worked for six years, including as VP sales – head of media and broadcast services. Alongside his experience at Globecast, Ho has held several sales management positions with companies such as Comtech, Newtec and Singtel.
“Jason is an extremely talented individual and we are delighted to welcome him to our growing team,” said TVT CEO Ian Brotherston.
“With over 18 years experience working with broadcast and telecommunication companies across Asia-Pacific, Jason brings a unique perspective on the dynamics of the Asian market, which combined with his broad technical know-how, makes him the perfect appointment to drive our business forward. With a number of established clients in the region and a market ripe for growth, we’re really looking forward to seeing further development across Asia.”
Ho said: “TVT’s momentum in the past year has been remarkable. The company is driving real change in the industry, delivering a full range of IP playout and next-generation media management solutions, that support broadcasters and content owners to navigate the complexities of an increasingly globalised marketplace. I am delighted to be taking on this opportunity at such an exciting time in the company’s evolution, and look forward to contributing to its continued transformation of the Asian market.”