Screen NSW has named Grainne Brunsdon as acting CEO after Maureen Barron stepped down last Friday and has revealed its program funding for 2015/2016.

Brunsdon, manager, stakeholder relations and industry development, will act in the post until at least September 11.

The agency says other arrangements will be put in place after September 11 if needed until the replacement CEO starts work.

Barron was appointed in March 2012, succeeding Tania Chambers. She has indicated she intends to spend time with family in the US and to pursue other projects.

Screen NSW said its budget allocations are targets only and are subject to change based on the volume and quality of applications, changing industry needs and additional funds that may become available due to increased revenues from other sources.

Here is the breakdown


Production finance $4,184,000
Regional filming fund $375,000
Emerging filmmakers fund $145,000
Location scouts and in-bounds $45,000


Early and advanced development including festival and market     $797,000
travel and emerging producer placement
Aurora $95,000


Screen audience development $140,000
Industry development $460,000
Strategic opportunities $15,000
Sydney Film Festival $980,000

TOTAL $7,236,000

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