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Jeff Harrison (virtual)
Managing Director I Umbrella Entertainment
His extensive knowledge, encompassing all aspects of film acquisition, production and distribution, has ensured Umbrella’s position as one of Australia’s leading independent distributors and premium ‘all rights’ management companies, delivering content across multiple platforms throughout Australia and the world.With theatrical highlights including The Babadook, The Way, Walking the Camino, You Were Never Really Here, The Merger, Cargo, For Sama, Honeyland and local features such as Relic and The Furnace, Harrison’s passion for cinema has seen Umbrella amass a catalogue of over 1,500 titles, which also incorporates the largest collection of restored classic Australian films & TV shows outside of the National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA).Drawing upon 30+ years experience as a business entrepreneur, Harrison has also formed strong personal relationships with leading international players in film and music, and in 2015 was appointed Treasurer of Australian Independent Distributors Association (AIDA).