News 29.08.16

SCREEN QUEENSLAND APPOINTS NEW LA CONSULTANT



Screen Queensland recently announced that Simonne Overend has joined the SQ team in the newly created position of LA consultant.

Simonne is tasked to facilitate strategic connections for Queensland practitioners and companies with Hollywood producers and financiers, and to drive more business to Queensland.

Simonne is the current Head of Scripted Content for Essential Media and Entertainment’s Los Angeles office and her appointment coincides with SQ’s recently announced workspace, LA-deSQ at Charlie’s. LA-deSQ at Charlie’s, based at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, is in collaboration with Australians in Film for Queensland practitioners to utilise, to develop projects and contacts in Hollywood.

Simonne’s vast career includes positions held at RGM Artist Group, BBC4, IWC Media, December Films and Village Roadshow, and currently with Essential Media and Entertainment. She is the Chair of Australians in Film, Chair of Gateway LA, a screenwriting program designed to support the development of commercially successful, Australian-created television and movie screenplays for US and international audiences and consults for Screen Producers Australia.

For more information on how to book LA-deSQ at Charlie’s and to engage the services of Simonne Overend, please email developmentandproduction@screenqld.com.au