Two Key Execs to Depart Screen Australia

Ruth Harley may or may not be reappointed as chief executive of Screen Australia but the agency is losing two senior executives. Head of production investment Ross Matthews and head of development Martha Coleman have told colleagues they plan to step down.

Matthews joined Screen Australia as senior investment manager after spending eight years with its predecessor, the Film Finance Corporation. He.s held his current post since January 2009. In 30 years as a producer, co-producer and executive producer his credits include the films Kick, Fast Talking, Australian Dream, Waiting, Short Changed and Heatwave and the TV series Correlli.

Coleman worked in the UK for seven years as head of development at Icon Entertainment International, head of creative affairs at Material Entertainment and as a consultant producer. At Material Entertainment she was executive producer on the UK box office hit Run Fat Boy, Run, which starred Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria.

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