See-Saw Films managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman has hired Libby Sharpe as head of production, film and television, for Australia.
Sharpe will join the company immediately to oversee physical production and daily operations of the Sydney office’s film and television slate.
Amy Jackson, See-Saw’s UK head of production, will continue to oversee UK and European production. The company recently hired Los Angeles-based Negin Salmasi as vice-president, creative affairs, to source material and develop talent relationships in the US.
Sharpe served as producer on See-Saw’s ‘Top Of The Lake: China Girl’ from Jane Campion. The series will launch in September on BBC First in Australia and Sundance TV in the US and premiered in Cannes. Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie star.
Sharpe is an experienced line producer and her credits include Animal Kingdom, The Rover, and See-Saw’s Lion.
“I have been fortunate enough to have worked with Emile, Iain and their extraordinary team over many years so I am incredibly excited to have been invited officially into the See-Saw family,” Sharpe said. “See-Saw works with the world’s best directors, writers and actors to produce high-quality, award winning drama for film and television and I look forward to playing my part in the next phase of this exceptional company.”
“Libby has an incredible record of overseeing complex productions with extensive logistical challenges and sensitivities as well as working brilliantly with some of the top creative talent of our day,” Canning and Sherman said. “Working alongside our incredibly talented producer Rachel Gardner, we feel extremely confident in her ability to oversee the physical production needs of See-Saw as we continue to expand our TV and film slate.”