New Head of Screen Culture to deliver 2013 Brisbane International Film Festival


Screen Queensland CEO Bryan Lowe has today announced the appointment of industry stalwart, Jennie Hughes to the role of – Head of Screen Culture, from 18 January 2013.


Ms Hughes will oversee the screen culture program, including the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF), Cinesparks Festival for Young People, BIFF in the Burbs and the World Cinema Club as well as offering support to a wide range of regional screen culture events.


“Screen Queensland is delighted to welcome Jennie aboard,” Mr Lowe said.


“Jennie has over 20 years’ experience working in the Australian film, television, new media and music industries.  She has held positions with Virgin, Southern Star Group as well as with Macquarie Bank as their Executive Vice-President of the screen finance division.”


Most recently, Ms Hughes became a member of the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences USA. This honour tops an impressive list of accolades that includes serving as an Australian Film Institute (AFI)/AACTA Board Member from 2004 – 2010.


“Jennie brings her extensive knowledge and industry contacts, locally and internationally, to the screen culture area and will be an invaluable asset to the Screen Queensland team and the industry at large,” Mr Lowe said.


“Last year marked BIFF’s 21st birthday in style. Jennie will be further developing BIFF which will continue to showcase a diverse selection of high-quality local and international film for cinema fans of all ages,” he said.


“She will also oversee Screen Queensland’s cultural commitment and support right around the state from the Gold Coast to Cairns to Toowoomba.”

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