Kate Marks

Kate Marks was appointed as Ausfilm’s CEO in October 2019. As CEO, Kate leads the Ausfilm team in Australia and the USA and is responsible for developing international market strategies to ensure Australia is a globally competitive production location for international film and television projects.

Working with Ausfilm’s membership and industry, Kate regularly engages with, and delivers advice, data and information to, the Australian Government regarding screen production to ensure Australia’s screen industry policy settings support Ausfilm members, Australian crew and international productions filming in Australia.

Prior to Kate’s appointment as CEO, she was Ausfilm’s Los Angeles based Executive Vice President of International Production, responsible for connecting Ausfilm members to international filmmakers and working closely with US development, finance, physical and post/vfx executives to help them bring their productions to Australia and Australian companies. Projects secured for Australia during Kate’s tenure in Los Angeles include Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings; Clickbait; Season 4 of Preacher; Monster Problems; Godzilla vs Kong; Dora and the Lost City of Gold; Alien: Covenant; Thor: Ragnarok; Season three of The Leftovers; Pacific Rim Uprising; Kong Skull Island; Bleeding Steel and The Shallows.   Kate held this role from September 2014 – December 2019.

Kate held the position of  President of the Board of Australians in Film (AiF) for four years  in Los Angeles. AiF is a Los Angeles based non-profit film, television and digital content foundation that supports, develops and promotes Australian screen talent and culture in the United States.

Prior to Ausfilm, Kate worked with Film Victoria for 10 years and from 2009-2013 as General Manager – Incentives, Locations and Production Services.

Kate loves a good roadtrip and is looking forward to showcasing Australia to her Québécois husband.

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