Simonne Overend Heads LA Office For Screen Queensland

Screen Queensland appoints new LA consultant

Screen Queensland (SQ) is delighted to announce Simonne Overend has joined the SQ team in the newly created position of LA consultant.
Simonne is tasked to facilitate strategic connections for Queensland practitioners and companies with Hollywood producers and financiers, and to drive more business to Queensland.
Simonne is the current Head of Scripted Content for Essential Media and Entertainment’s Los Angeles office and her appointment coincides with SQ’s recently announced workspace, LA-deSQ at Charlie’s. LA-deSQ at Charlie’s, based at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, is in collaboration with Australians in Film for Queensland practitioners to utilise to develop projects and contacts in Hollywood.
‘We have created this new role to promote Queensland projects and talent and to capitalise on the momentum growth Queensland is experiencing on a global scale and the excellent reputation we are enjoying in the US,’ said SQ CEO Tracey Vieira.
‘Simonne has joined our SQ team as a tactical member to help individuals and sole company operators who want to forge professional relationships with US producers. She will be in a position to provide valuable support and market feedback on SQ-supported projects from a US perspective.
‘Through our flagship LA creative base and personnel, we aim for increased co-productions and investors in Queensland screen productions.’
Simonne’s vast career includes positions held at RGM Artist Group, BBC4, IWC Media, December Films and Village Roadshow, and currently with Essential Media and Entertainment. She is the Chair of Australians in Film, Chair of Gateway LA, a screenwriting program designed to support the development of commercially successful, Australian-created television and movie screenplays for US and international audiences and consults for Screen Producers Australia.
Ms Vieira said, ‘We operate in a global economy and therefore by focusing on attracting more international investment to Queensland and helping our practitioners on-ground in LA, we are giving our local industry the competitive advantage it needs.’
For more information on how to book LA-deSQ at Charlie’s and to engage the services of Simonne Overend, please email [email protected]

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  1. Donald Silverman on August 13, 2016

    I know ms Overend and.Screen Queensland has made an excellent choice.