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Screen Australia’s Mike Cowap to join Princess Pictures

Long standing Screen Australia staffer Mike Cowap is to join Princess Pictures as a senior producer, the company announced today.

MIKE COWAP TO JOIN PRINCESS PICTURES AS SENIOR PRODUCER ACROSS SCRIPTED AND UNSCRIPTED

Princess Pictures is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Cowap as senior producer across scripted and unscripted departments.

Mike has been with Screen Australia since it was founded in 2008 and before that with predecessor agency the Australian Film Commission since 2005.

In his role as Investment Manager at the Federal Government’s key screen agency, Mike has managed many award-winning projects including online content, TV series, feature films, apps, interactive drama & documentary, and video games, and conceived and ran many initiatives, conferences, and training opportunities.

Mike has special responsibility for innovative digital production, exploring new platforms, finance, and revenue models. Amongst several special programs, Mike initiated and managed SKIP AHEAD with Google/YouTube to support content creators to grow online subscribers, and FRESH BLOOD with ABC TV/iview to find the next wave of comedy filmmaking talent.

Prior to joining the agency, Mike has held positions with the UK Film Council and the South Australian Film Corporation, and worked with production companies Picture Palace North (UK) and Monkeystack.

Mike’s commitment to unique and remarkable talent, coupled with his creative judgement and enviable knowledge of current trends in international production will make him an invaluable asset at Princess Pictures.

“For the past 12 years I’ve had one of the most rewarding jobs in the Australian industry. I’ve been privileged to support talented filmmakers to take risks, embrace new platforms, push their careers forward, build audiences, win awards, and realise their visions. Now it’s time to get back out there and tread that path for myself.

Princess are an agile, dynamic production company with a stunning  back catalogue, an exciting slate of projects and talent, and in particular have been at the forefront of working with online creators on newer platforms. I’m really looking forward to being a part of their great and growing team,” Mike Cowap said.

Mike is joining the company at an exciting time and we look forward to welcoming him as an influential part of our senior producing team. We cannot wait to experience the positive impact he will have on the creative culture at Princess.

Princess Pictures is an established film and television production company with an international reputation for producing projects with intensely creative talent. For more info, head to: https://princess.net.au/

From a Princess Pictures media release

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