Barbara Stephen. 

Flying Bark managing director Barbara Stephen is the new vice president of the Screen Producers Australia Council, succeeding Tania Chambers who remains on as a councillor.

Fremantle’s head business and legal affairs Amy Noble also joins the council as a new member, while Janelle Landers, president WBMC has departed.

SPA held its annual general meeting yesterday in Sydney.

“We’re pleased to announce the newly elected councillors who represent a significant cross section of the production industry in Australia across a wide range of genres, geographical areas and businesses structures,” said SPA CEO Matthew Deaner.

“Our councillors are well recognised through the breadth and depth of their experience, achievements and contributions. I particularly recognise and pay tribute to all our office bearers past and present and our over 500 members who ensure our organisation is successful and our industry co-ordinates its industrial and government policy work for maximum impact.”

SPA president and Wildbear Entertainment managing director Michael Tear said: “I congratulate all Councillors on their election and welcome Barbara Stephen, managing director of Flying Bark, as the new vice president and Amy Noble who joins us for the first time. I am pleased that Tania Chambers will remain on the council where her experience and dedication will continue to be a valuable asset and acknowledge Janelle Landers for her wonderful contribution over the past few years.

“SPA will continue to advocate on behalf of screen businesses and reflect their divergent interests. A common thread unites us in that we create Australian intellectual property and we are not vertically integrated. This clarity of purpose enables the industry to speak with a singular voice and to advocate from a position of strength.”

The Screen Producers Australia Council is represented by the following members for 2018-19:

  • Michael Tear, managing director, WildBear Entertainment (president)
  • Barbara Stephen, managing director, Flying Bark (vice president)
  • Stuart Menzies, CEO, December Media
  • Rachel Clements, producer, Brindle Films
  • Kate Croser, producer, KOJO Features
  • Marcus Gillezeau, producer, Firelight Productions
  • Sean Meltzer, head of production, Roar Digital
  • Wayne Borg, managing director, Fox Studios Australia
  • Charlie Aspinwall, producer, Ludo Studios
  • Tania Chambers, managing director, Feisty Dame
  • Amy Noble, business & legal affairs, Fremantle Australia
  • David Redman, Redman Entertainment

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