Producer Ross Dimsey has been appointed general manager of industry development and investment at Film Victoria, one of Australia's biggest State Government film assistance agencies.

He is a past president of the Screen Production Association of Australia and is a former director of Queensland's version of Film Victoria. His credits include three features, Kangaroo, Warm Nights On A Slow Moving Train and The Naked Country, all of which were made nearly 20 years ago.

He steps into the job on June 10 and two weeks later a new collection of industry programs and initiatives, developed in consultation with industry over the past year, will be announced. Their aim is to stimulate and build the Victorian film, television, digital media and screen culture industry.

Dimsey's division is one of three core business units, the others being the Melbourne Film Office (MFO) and Business Affairs. Louisa Coppel recently announced she was leaving her post as MFO director to join another section of Government. Producer Lucy Maclaren will be care-taking in the role until a replacement is found.