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Graeme Mason – Industry Panel Guest (online)
CEO Screen Australia
Currently the CEO of Screen Australia since 2013, Graeme has over 30 years of international experience in film, television and multimedia businesses. Graeme has worked with large US studios, a UK television network, independent producers and government agencies. Graeme has previously worked in both factual and entertainment TV programming in Australia before moving to the UK.
In Britain, he worked across all aspects of film production, sales and acquisitions, and distribution for companies such as Polygram Filmed Entertainment. From 1998 to 2002 he was president of worldwide acquisitions for Universal Studios. He then joined Channel 4 Television UK as Head of Media Projects and later as Managing Director of Rights before moving to New Zealand to lead the New Zealand Film Commission from 2009 to 2013.