Sally has over 25 years of international experience in the screen production industry. She is a highly respected and seasoned senior executive whose roles have covered all aspects of financing, development, acquisition, production and distribution. Sally began her career as a solicitor specialising in entertainment law. In her most recent role before Screen Australia, Sally was Managing Director of eOne International (eOne), where she oversaw its international film sales operations out of the UK. Before joining eOne, Sally headed the Premiere Fund of the UK Film Council for five years, where she was responsible for funding and overseeing the production from script stage of over 45 films, including titles such as The King’s Speech, Miss Potter and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Prior to joining the UK Film Council, Sally was President of Icon Film Distribution UK and has held senior acquisition, distribution and production positions at PolyGram Filmed entertainment, Momentum Pictures and Universal Pictures International.
Sally has been Head of Content at Screen Australia since February 2014, during which time her Content area has funded films such as Lion, The Dressmaker, Ride Like a Girl, Babyteeth, The Dry and Penguin Bloom; TV Dramas Safe Harbour, Sunshine, Upright , the Secrets She Keeps and Bump; Children’s TV such as Bluey, Hardball, First Day, Mustangs FC and 100% Wolf; and documentaries War On Waste, That Sugar Film, The Australian Dream, Revelation, Brazen Huzzies and Girls Can’t Surf, and on line projects Starting From Now, Meta Runner, Cancelled, Content and At Home Alone together.
Sally is very committed to gender equity and diversity and inclusivity, in front of and behind the camera.