The Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) has revamped its board,appointing investment banker Alastair Walton and the high-profile entertainmententrepreneur Paul Dainty.
The terms of four of the eight-member board have expired in the past sixweeks and a further two people are likely to be appointed soon by theAustralian Government, although it may choose only one other person.
Walton is vice chair and managing director of financial servicesorganization Goldman Sachs Australia and previously spent 14 years working inmajor cities across the world with finance and investment company Credit SuisseFirst Boston.
Dainty is chair of Dainty Consolidated Entertainment, which has manyyears of experience producing and promoting large entertainment events, and isa former director of Ticketek and a radio broadcaster.
The retiring board members are KPMG senior partner Roger Amos,children's television producer Jonathan Shiff, film producer Jan Chapman (Lantana,The Piano) and lawyer Gregory Vickery. The remaining members are companydirector Graham Bradley (chair), producer Anthony Buckley (Oyster Farmer),distributor Paul Oneile and media and communications consultant Peter Davey.
The changes mean that chief executive Brian Rosen has outlived all theboard members in place when he took up his role in early 2003. The FFC is thegovernment's principal production investment agency for film and television.
* Meanwhile, producer Sue Maslin (Japanese Story), director ofleading visual effects company Rising Sun Pictures, Wayne Lewis, and formerarts adviser Vivienne Skinner, have joined the board of the Adelaide FilmFestival, the only festival in Australia that provides funding for filmmaking.