Rebecca Hardman moves from Screen Australia to Flying Bark Productions

Production company Flying Bark Productions has appointed former Screen Australia senior lawyer Rebecca Hardman as head of legal and business affairs.

The announcement:

Flying Bark Productions today announced the appointment of Rebecca Hardman as Head of Legal and Business Affairs.

Rebecca Hardman joins the company from Screen Australia where she was employed as Senior Lawyer, Legal and Business Affairs. She will report into Flying Bark Productions’ Managing Director, Jim Ballantine.

In her new role, Rebecca Hardman will be responsible for legal and business affairs, planning and strategy, strategic relationships, building brand management, new digital platforms as well as licensing and merchandising.

Flying Bark Productions’ Managing Director, Jim Ballantine said “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Rebecca Hardman as Head of Legal and Business Affairs as it is an important step in the ongoing growth of Flying Bark Productions in the industry. Together with her vast knowledge and experience of the Australian entertainment sector and her roles within Screen Australia and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Rebecca Hardman will be fundamental in helping us build on our rich history to create a truly global animation business”.

Prior to over six years with Screen Australia, Rebecca Hardman was a Senior Lawyer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her previous roles were with Pacific Access Pty Ltd (now Sensis Pty Ltd), One.Tel Limited and Gilbert Tobin Lawyers.

Rebecca Hardman is a graduate of the University of New South Wales with Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degrees.

Flying Bark Productions is Australia’s oldest animation studio and is internationally recognised as Australia’s leading producer of quality children’s animated entertainment known for its high quality film and television properties ranging from pre-school to young adult.

Flying Bark Productions’ most recent global successes include the theatrical release Santa’s Apprentice, which won the 2011 special UNICEF award at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France recognising the best animation which highlights the goals of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE nominated television series, The Woodlies.

Source: Flying Bark Productions press release

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