ScreenWest creates new role, Investment manager

The producer of feature film Blame and Justice, Ryan Hodgson has been appointed to a new role at ScreenWest, investment manager.

The announcement:

ScreenWest is pleased to announce Ryan Hodgson has been appointed to the role of Investment Manager, a newly developed position within the ScreenWest Production team lead by Defrim Isai. Ryan will begin this role on Monday, 18 June 2012.

“Ryan brings a depth of experience and knowledge of the WA industry to the Production Team and we are certainly looking forward to WA being more proactive on a national level to increase both drama and documentary productions in WA”, said Defrim Isai, ScreenWest’s Director of Production.

The Investment Manager will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of ScreenWest’s production funding schemes and initiatives.
  • Managing ScreenWest production funds and initiatives.
  • Assessing applications for ScreenWest production funding and oversees the assessment process.
  • Providing professional advice in response to enquiries regarding all facets of production.

A Curtin University Film and Television graduate Ryan has been working in the Australian screen industry since 1996.

Ryan’s drama producing credits include the feature films Blame (Melbourne, Toronto and Chicago international film festivals and Cannes Cinephiles), Justice, and the ScreenWest funded short Crush.

He has also produced over 80 advertising campaigns totalling over 170 commercials. His commercial work has been a finalist and winner at the Campaign Brief Awards (Best TV Advertisement, Best TV Campaign) and Perth Advertising and Design Club Awards (Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards), a finalist at the AWARD Awards and featured on bestadsontv.com.

Ryan has previously worked as a Project Officer at ScreenWest (twice managing the agency’s Screen Industry Partnership Fund) and has taught Producing & Budgeting at the Film & Television Institute (FTI) in Fremantle. He was also the Western Australian Chapter Head of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) for a three and a half year period between 2008-2011.

Source: ScreenWest press release

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