Four new appointments have been made to the Australian Film Finance
Corporation (FFC)-the Commonwealth-owned company which invests in the
production of qualifying Australian films.
Producer/Director Mario Andreacchio, producer Jan Chapman, producer Jonathon
Shiff and lawyer Gregory Vickery, have been appointed for three years.
'These appointments will add greatly to the depth and experience on the FFC
Board,' Federal Minister for the Arts, Peter McGauran said.
'All four have impressive credentials and have made strong contributions in their
respective fields in recent years,' he said.
Adelaide-based Mario Andreacchio has achieved recognition as a producer and
director of films and television drama for children. Mr Andreacchio's most recent
production is Sally Marshal is Not an Alien. Mr Andreacchio will take up his
appointment on his return from Europe in October.
Ms Jan Chapman has won international acclaim as a highly successful film and
television producer. Based in Sydney, her credits include The Piano and Come
Mr Jonathon Shiff is a producer from Melbourne, who specialises in programs for
children, such as the series Ocean Girl.
Mr Gregory Vickery is a prominent lawyer from Queensland with an extensive
record of community service to the arts and sport.
'Australia's dynamic and vibrant film production industry owes much to the work
of the FFC over the last ten years,' Mr McGauran said.
'Its success is largely due to the dedication and active participation of all those
involved,' he said.
Jane Henschke (02) 6277 7350