Fox Studios Australia chief executive Michael Harvey hasbeen named deputy chair of AusFILM, the organisation responsible for attractinginternational production to Australia.
Ian Robertson, of Sydney law firm Holding Redlich, remainschair.
Two new board members have also been appointed: Helene Nicolfrom Melbourne-based television commercials production house Great SouthernFilms, and Greg Smith, director of communications and public affairs at visualeffects house Animal Logic, based in Sydney.
The job of chairing AusFILM's policy committee hasfallen to Smith, who was instrumental in setting up the organisation, thencalled Export Film Services Australia, about a decade ago while he was head ofNew South Wales' film agency.
AusFILM is holding a presentation in London on September 29to promote Australia as a location. Among the speakers will be Film FinanceCorporation chief executive Brian Rosen and two Network Ten executives - dramahead Sue Masters and production and development head Tim Clucas. A promotionalcocktail party, featuring Stealth directorRob Cohen as the guest of honour, is planned for LA in October.
The Warner Roadshow Studios and the Gold Coast City Councilare planning their own event for September 23 in LA. This annual event focuseson the attributes of the south-east corner of Queensland and involves many ofthe companies based at the studios.
Re-elected to the AusFILM board are Kingston Anderson, chiefexecutive of the new Serenity Cove Studios, and John Fleming, head of visual effectsand post company Digital Pictures. They rejoin Kodak's Karen Eastmure,Atlab's Murray Forrest, Frameworks' Stephen Smith, and variousState Government film agency representatives.
Now off the board are Moneypenny's Jane Corden,Panavision's Mike Healey and Showgroup's Graham Fear. Corden willalso appear at the London event despite now being based in South Africa.
* Meanwhile, Queensland's Pacific Film and TelevisionCommission this week appointed Kirsten Byrne executive manager, locations andinternational production. She is a former director of investment with theDepartment of State Development and Innovation, which where she was responsiblefor attracting global companies to Queensland.