Michelle Harrison resigned today (August 29) from her key role as manager of development and finance at the New South Wales Film and Television Office (NSWFTO) in order to raise money for her own project.

Harrison plans to will leave her post in late November. During her two-and-a-half years with the organisation she influenced the NSWFTO to invest in Better Than Sex, Goddess Of 1967, Monkey's Mask and Risk, four of the nine Australian films which have been accepted for this year's Toronto International Film Festival. She previously worked for the Australian Film Commission.