Screen Australia has appointed Louise Gough as development executive, succeeding Nerida Moore who is promoted to the new role of senior development executive.
Head of production Sally Caplan said, “Nerida will focus on managing the new look development unit, talent escalation programs as well as working across production investment.
"We are excited to have Louise join the team. Her development expertise, breadth of knowledge and passion for nurturing talent and stories will be a real asset.”
Gough, who starts on July 6, said, "I'm humbled and thrilled to be joining the Screen Australia team and very much looking forward to working with the creators, makers and producers of the industry."
She ran her own freelance business specialising as a script editor, script assessor and dramaturgical consultant on projects in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Europe. Her credits as script editor include Bran Nue Day and Save Your Legs!
She was a development executive for Robyn Kershaw Productions and most recently worked in development at Madman Production Company.
Previously she spent six years in New York, working for principals Andrew Fierberg, Steven Shainberg and Christina Weiss-Lurie at Vox3 Films.
Earlier she oversaw more than 50 hours of adult drama as ABC TV drama and narrative comedy editorial manager. She also worked as Film Victoria’s script manager.