Screen Aus hires Screen NSW development exec

28 November, 2014 by Don Groves

Screen NSW development and production executive Justin Donoghue is joining Screen Australia.

Donoghue has been appointed development executive, replacing Jo Dillon, who departed in August to become head of production and development at Screen Queensland.


At Screen NSW he has focussed primarily on feature development as well as TV and interactive projects and he managed the Aurora development program.

He worked on the development of Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Ruin and Simon Stone’s The Daughter and with Jennifer Kent, Cate Shortland, Andrew Bovell and John Collee.

A graduate of the UK National Film & Television School in script development, he had 15 years experience in Europe, South Africa and the UK in development, production and distribution, working on projects for Hallmark Entertainment, Film Four, Channel Five, Downtown Pictures and Kudos Film and Television.

Screen Australia head of production Sally Caplan said, “I am delighted to have Justin bring in his range of skills and experience, particularly in development. He will be a huge asset to us in these busy and evolving times. Justin is well liked by the industry and filmmakers and known for his insightful and sensitive approach.”

He begins at Screen Aus on December 15.