Tim Phillips has been appointed the new Head of the Producer Offset and Co-Production Unit at Screen Australia.
Phillips has previously worked as a senior investment manager for feature films and television, managing Screen Australia’s involvement in The Dressmaker, Oddball, Paper Planes, Blinky Bill, That Sugar Film and Red Dog, and series including Molly, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Nowhere Boys, Dance Academy and the upcoming Tomorrow When the War Began.
Most recently he was the senior manager of the Interactive and Multiplatform team in Melbourne, managing Screen Australia’s funding programs activities for online drama, as well as contributing to organisational strategy and content for digital platforms.
Prior to Screen Australia, Phillips was the legal and business affairs manager at the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF).
“Tim is an excellent candidate for the important role of heading up the Producer Offset and Co-Production Unit", Screen Australia COO Fiona Cameron said.
"He knows and is respected by industry stakeholders, and has a wonderful sensibility for ensuring the sector has an even greater understanding of Screen Australia’s role. He will continue to ensure our functions in this regard are as transparent, consistent and accountable as possible".
"The opportunities for co-production and offset review and reform are immense and exciting. I am very much looking forward to working with Tim in this space for the benefit of increased Australian screen production.”
Phillips will commence in the role in May. Michele McDonald will continue as acting head of the offset and co-pro until then.