Screen Tasmania appoints new chairman, two board members

18 March, 2011 by IF

Press release from Tasmania State Government

The Premier and Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, today congratulated Brian Rosen on his appointment as the new Chair of the Screen Tasmania Board.


The appointment coincides with the addition of Screen Tasmania to the Arts portfolio in recognition of the cultural, artistic and economic, contribution the Tasmanian screen industry makes to the state.

Ms Giddings also welcomed two new board members, Posie Graeme-Evans (Tasmania) and Simon Nasht (NSW).

“Brian Rosen’s appointment follows outgoing Chair Margaret Reynolds’ completion of the maximum 10 years in the position,” Ms Giddings said.

“Ms Reynolds had great success as the inaugural Chair and in her 10 years she has helped our screen industry grow into one we are rightly proud of.

“Mr Rosen has sat on the Board for two years and his experience as the former CEO of the Film Finance Corporation has already been invaluable.

“He has unparalleled experience and understanding of the Australian film industry as well as having high-level industry networks both nationally and internationally, which have been developed through his experience as an international feature film producer.”

Mr Rosen said he was proud to have been appointed as Chair and looked forward to continuing to work with Screen Tasmania to support the state’s many film practitioners.

“During my time on the Board, I have seen a number of high quality projects progress into production with Screen Tasmania’s support, including animation, online content, documentary and feature film,” Mr Rosen said.

“Tasmania has many gifted individuals and companies working in the industry and the Board is committed to seeing this number grow, further improving our sustainability.”

Ms Giddings said the two new board members brought a wealth of experience with them, particularly in the areas of television drama and documentary.

“Posie Graeme-Evans calls Tasmania home and has embraced writing, directing and producing as one of Australia’s pre-eminent television creator/producers,” Ms Giddings said.

“Amongst her many national and international awards are 16 Logies, including the most popular Australian Show (2004), for McLeod’s Daughters.
Simon Nasht, a former political reporter and foreign correspondent for The Age and the ABC, ia now an internationally award winning documentary director producing work for many of the world’s leading networks including the ABC, BBC, National Geographic and America’s PBS.

“His work includes biopics on photographer Frank Hurley, Errol Flynn and most recently Dick’s Population Puzzle, a feature length documentary for the ABC examining the push to rapidly grow Australia’s population.

“Tasmania has a significant background in documentary filmmaking and will benefit from one of Australia’s most experienced documentary filmmakers being on the Board.

“Screen Tasmania has worked hard to grow our screen industry since it was established 10 years ago and will soon move into its next phase as it delivers its five-year strategic plan.

“I look forward to working with Screen Tasmania and the entire Board as they continue to build on the success of the last 10 years and support a quality and innovative Tasmanian screen culture.”