Megan Simpson Huberman, a film and television director and one of the creative forces behind the highly successful IndiVision initiative for low-budget features, has been appointed to the new position of Director, Creative and Enterprise Development at the New South Wales Film and Television Office (FTO).
Most recently, Megan has been Director of the IndiVision Project Lab & IndiVision Screenings and a Project Manager, initially for the Australian Film Commission and more recently for Screen Australia. She also worked as a freelance development and assessment consultant for the former FFC, NSWFTO, PFTC, Screen Tasmania, and ScreenWest.
In welcoming Megan to the FTO, Chief Executive Tania Chambers said: "Megan has a strong strategic perspective and considerable skills as a writer and director of feature films and television. It’s a powerful combination.
"We have the opportunity to think afresh about how we work with Screen Australia and market partners to make the NSW screen sector more robust, in a rapidly changing environment. Megan’s insight and energy will be valuable as we work to bring compelling screen experiences to our audiences".
Megan’s credits as a director include the popular feature film Dating the Enemy, starring Guy Pearce and Claudia Karvan, which she also wrote, and several episodes of the television series Fire.
Megan’s appointment follows the recent FTO appointments of Paul de Carvalho as Director, Production Attraction and Ashley Luke as Director, Creative Partnerships.