Screen Queensland has appointed Amanda Lawson as Head of Marketing and Communications to drive the screen agency’s strategy to promote Queensland as a globally renowned, thriving screen hub.
Lawson joins the screen agency with more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, having prominently worked in arts, entertainment and government organisations including Paramount Pictures, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Universal Music, Brisbane Festival, Arts Queensland and Queensland Ballet.
She is passionate about supporting Queensland artists and creatives, with extensive experience in championing local talent through a strategic lens.
Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said she is thrilled to strengthen the agency’s executive team with a new appointment.
“Amanda will be an invaluable asset to our leadership team, as we continue to promote our state as a world-renowned, highly experienced screen hub to production companies and key talent locally, interstate and internationally,” said Munnich.
“She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Screen Queensland, having previously held senior roles in several organisations across the arts and entertainment industry.
“We’re delighted to welcome her to the team, effective 4 July.”
Lawson joins Screen Queensland from a contract role with the Queensland Government in the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and, prior to that, worked in leadership positions at Queensland Theatre, from the 2020 pandemic shutdown through to delivering their 2022 season.
“Queensland’s screen industry didn’t just weather the COVID-19 storm, it thrived – I am looking forward to working with the sector and our state as we continue to build on the successful momentum,” said Lawson.
“With a plethora of productions coming to film in Queensland – including feature film Wizards! and iconic reality show The Bachelor – this is such a dynamic time to be starting at Screen Queensland.”
Lawson takes over the leadership role from Dr Belinda Burns, who was recently promoted to Screen Queensland’s Chief Creative Officer.
For more information about Screen Queensland, please visit www.screenqueensland.com.au
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