meet the team
> Tracey Vieira, Chief Executive Officer > Aimee Burnett, Personal Assistant to the CEO and Board > Katy Ferris, Receptionist & PA to the CEO & Board
> Jo Dillon, EVP > Amal Baggar, VP > Diya Eid, VP > Kasie Moore, VP > Katherine Slattery VP > Mark Thorley VP > Douglas Watkin VP, (Indigenous Stories & Talent) > Christian Gesche, Coordinator > Liz Meehan, Receptionist & PA to the EVP
PRODUCTION ATTRACTION & LOCATIONS
> Gina Black, EVP Production Incentives & Attraction > Neil McGregor, VP – Locations & Production Attraction
> Rowena Billard, Screen Culture Manager
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
> Julie Geiser, Acting Communications and Marketing Manager
> Angela Samut, Communications and Marketing Manager – currently on maternity leave
> Mel Jefcoate, Events Manager
CORPORATE AND FINANCE
> Andrea Coyle, Legal & Business Affairs Manager > Mark Dunning, Legal & Business Affairs Coordinator > Dee Mundell, Financial & Corporate Services Controller > Barbara Stevens, Finance Manager >
ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
TRACEY joined Screen Queensland in February 2014. Prior to this Tracey led Ausfilm’s Los Angeles office as the Executive Vice President – International Production – a position she held since 2004. Tracey has held a number of senior roles in the entertainment industry including as the Executive Manager of Locations and International Production for the Pacific Film and Television Commission (PFTC) and as a senior team member at Queensland Events Corporation where she was responsible for the marketing, corporate branding and communications of the company. Tracey is the current Chair of Australians in Film and is a Non Executive Director on various Boards including Ausfilm, RSPCA QLD and Qmusic.
JO has worked in Development & Production, overseeing investment in Australian and co-produced fiction and factual screen stories for all platforms, and the development of projects and creative talent. She has developed screen stories in Australia and the UK for more than ten years, most recently as a Development Executive for Screen Australia. In the UK, Jo was Head of Development at Emmy-winning production company Yipp Films, responsible for developing factual narratives for network television and establishing the company’s first drama slate. She worked in development for independent feature film producers including Ipso Facto Productions and Vita Nova Films, as a script and story consultant working on feature films, shorts and documentaries, and as an assessor for a number of UK investors and screen agencies.
GINA started her entertainment career in theatre, employed by a leading Theatrical Agent in London. After several years working in the West End representing many prominent actors, Gina moved to Australia and using this experience gained a position with the casting department of Crawford Productions, eventually moving into Production. After working on countless hours of Series, Mini Series and Feature Films over a period of years, she freelanced as a Production Manager which led her to Queensland where she has spent many years working as a Unit Production Manager as well as a Line Producer on Offshore Productions, specialising in Movies of the Week, Series Television and Feature Films. Gina joined Screen Queensland in January 2013.
Angela Samut (on maternity leave)
ANGELA has a diverse background spanning close to two decades in senior marketing and publicity management roles and working for some of the biggest players in the entertainment arena including Paramount Pictures, Network Ten, Festival Mushroom Records + Planet Hollywood. In her vast repertoire of experience, Angela has worked on the release of blockbuster and indie film releases plus television franchise empires and ARIA chart toppers from Marvel’s Iron Man to DreamWork’s Shrek and Madagascar to Big Brother, Australian Idol, documentaries and children’s programming plus Kylie Minogue, AC/DC and Christine Anu. Angela established Box Office Publicity (BOP) in 2011, with clients including the Brisbane International Film Festival, the Gold Coast Film Festival and Screen Queensland.
ROWENA joined Screen Queensland in November 2007. Rowena has worked within all facets of the production and development areas of Screen Queensland in addition to her work within the film industry. She graduated from University of Queensland with a major in History and Criminology and a postgraduate degree in Journalism and also holds qualifications in screenwriting and has worked both behind and in front of the camera on Australian and US projects shot in Queensland.
DEE joined Screen Queensland in April 2015 bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in finance roles across industries such as agriculture, advertising, not-for-profit and government. Most recently Dee held the position of CFO Department of the Premier and Cabinet, a role that provided her with a valuable insight into the workings of government.
ANDREA has spent ten years working as legal and business affairs counsel for The Walt Disney Company, most recently in London in the role of Senior Counsel for Disney’s original productions team. In this role, Andrea advised on all aspects of development and production of new television content for exploitation on the Disney channels EMEA and worldwide. Andrea managed legal and business affairs for Disney’s Emmy award nominated series Henry Hugglemonster, Disney’s Annie Award nominated series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja and BAFTA nominated series Counterfeit Cat.