For immediate release
24 March 2021
Screen Queensland has appointed Naomi Wenck as Production Attraction & Investment Director.
The newly created role will oversee delivery of the Queensland Government’s Production Attraction Strategy to secure interstate and international productions into the state, and production investment funding of locally made content by Queensland creatives and screen businesses.
Naomi has worked in the screen industry for over two decades. As an independent producer and senior executive, her previous roles covered all aspects of development, financing, production, sales and distribution.
In 2004 Naomi started Dragonfly Pictures, producing a number of independent feature films with co-production partners from the US, Ireland and Japan. Producing credits include: Strangerland (Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving); Newcastle (Shane Jacobson, Xavier Samuel); and Ten Empty (Brendan Cowell, Jack Thompson, Lucy Bell).
Naomi has also held roles in the government and educational sectors including: Investment Manager at Screen Australia; Head of Marketing, Partnerships and Events at Screen Producers Australia; and Convenor of the Australian Film Television and Radio School’s Graduate Diploma Screen Production Program.
Most recently Naomi was Head of Production at Brisbane’s Like a Photon Creative overseeing the production and delivery of Screen Queensland-supported children’s feature films The Wishmas Tree and Combat Wombat within the studio’s animation franchise Tales From Sanctuary City.
“Naomi joins our team with a great wealth of expertise gained via hands-on production experience, as well as within key industry organisations,” said Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich.
“Demand for Queensland incentives, locations and facilities is at an all-time high, so it’s an exciting and busy time to advance the Production Attraction strategy, and we are delighted to welcome Naomi to Screen Queensland.
“It’s also an exciting time for Queensland screen stories, which are increasingly diverse, innovative and commercially savvy. Supporting the growth of quality Queensland content for global audiences will be an important part of Naomi’s role.”
Ms Wenck said she was eager to contribute her skills and experience to the department, with an especial passion for actively growing job opportunities for local film and television crew.
“I am particularly excited to be joining Screen Queensland at this time, in part because of the unparalleled expansion we’re seeing in screen production from both Australian and international sources.
“Queensland is perfectly poised to continue this growth trajectory not only due to the state’s successful handling of the pandemic, but also based on the incredible depth and experience of our world-class crews, diverse film locations and excellent facilities.”
For information on the Screen Queensland production attraction incentives, visit www.screenqueensland.com.au