Screen Queensland has announced the appointment of its new VP of Development and Production, Amal Baggar who will commence in early September 2016.
Amal joins Screen Queensland from her current base in Los Angeles where she worked for Ridley Scott’s company, Scott Free Productions, in West Hollywood for eight years and held different roles including Vice President and Creative Executive, Film Production and Development.
Co-producing Concussion starring Will Smith for Sony Pictures, Amal’s extensive experience includes collaborating with writers and directors in researching and developing projects and ideas, scouting new talent, script development, and working with independent financiers, film studios and television networks.
She also worked for Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills holding the position of Executive Assistant to Motion Picture Literary Agents, Tory Metzger and Maha Dakhil.
‘We are thrilled to be welcoming Amal to our team to help grow Queensland’s screen industry,’ said Tracey Vieira, Screen Queensland CEO.
‘The international experience, intel and contacts that Amal brings to this role will be of huge benefit to our local practitioners including her know-how on how to make a commercially successful production with international appeal.’
Jo Dillon, SQ’s EVP – Development and Production said: ‘Amal will be a huge asset to the SQ team and the Queensland industry. She combines strong creative and commercial instincts with an impressive track record and contact book. We are excited to welcome her on board.’
Amal Baggar will be relocating to Brisbane and will commence at Screen Queensland in early September 2016.
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