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Committees and Assessment Panels

A diverse cross-section of screen industry practitioners, Board members and niche experts – supporting a just process for funding decisions based on specialist knowledge and assisting VicScreen to efficiently and effectively deliver on its strategic objectives. 



VicScreen engages screen industry experts to assess our funding applications for development and production and make recommendations for funding to our Heads of Division, CEO or Board for final approval (subject to delegated financial approvals). Our external assessors sit alongside internal assessors with relevant skills and experience. 

Our current external assessors are: 

→ Alayna Cole

→ Ally McLean

→ Amanda Higgs

→ Andy Sum

→ Beck Cole

→ Beth Frey

→ Blake Mizzi (Board Member)

→ Brian Udovich

→ Britt Arthur

→ Clea Frost

→ Corrie Chen

→ David Hanna

→ Elizabeth Coleman

→ Emma Jensen

→ Erin Bretherton

→ George Adams

→ Greg McLean (Board Member)

→ Isaac Elliot

→ Jason Imms

→ Joanna Werner

→ Joe Park

→ John Harvey

→ John Hughes

→ Joshua Boggs

→ Kelly Lefever

→ Kiki Fung

→ Kim Ho

→ Kodie Bedford

→ Laura Crawford

→ Leah Estrin

→ Lester Francois

→ Lexa Francis

→ Liam Esler

→ Magda Wozniak

→ Meg O'Connell

→ Michele Turnure-Salleo

→ Nick Musgrove

→ Paul Walton

→ Philippa Campey

→ Rae Johnston

→ Ranald Allan

→ Rhiannon Poley

→ Sarah Shaw

→ Sheila Jayadev

→ Stuart Menzies

→ Tim Williams



The committee supports the VicScreen Board through reviewing and assessing the effectiveness of Film Victoria’s systems and controls for financial management, performance, sustainability and risk management, and overseeing internal and external audit functions. 

Meeting frequency: minimum four per year. 

Our current members are: 


→ Blake Mizzi, Board Member (Chair)

→ Liz Grainger, Board Member

→ Mitu Bhowmick Lange, Board Member 

→ Peter Hourihan, external member



The committee considers applications to the Victorian Screen Incentive (VSI), Regional Location Attraction Fund (RLAF) and Indian Cinema Attraction Fund (ICAF) programs.

Our current members are: 


→ George Lekakis AO, Board President (Chair)

→ Leonie Morgan, Board Member

→ Louisa Coppel, Board Member

→ Sarah Coughlan, Director Strategy Screen & Design - Creative Victoria

→ CEO, VicScreen (non-voting)

→ Debra Allanson, external member

→ Director Economic and Industry Development, VicScreen (non-voting)

→ Head of Incentives and Production Support, VicScreen (non-voting)

→ Director, Governance and Operations, VicScreen (non-voting)

Decisions and Publications

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