SPA Council names Barbara Stephen VP, Fremantle’s Amy Noble joins

31 October, 2018 by Staff Writer

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