Ross Grayson Bell joins Screenwest

Ross Grayson Bell.

Screenwest has appointed producer and former AFTRS head of screenwriting Ross Grayson Bell as scripted executive.

He replaces Matthew Horrocks, who has been promoted to head of production and development.

“It’s great to have Ross on board,” said Screenwest CEO Seph McKenna. “His depth of knowledge and extensive, international experience is a great asset and he will be a strong, passionate voice for the WA film industry.”

Grayson Bell said: “Screenwest has been punching above its weight for a while now. With four films going into production this year and the TV series The Heights currently shooting, it is a busy and exciting time to be joining the team. I’m looking forward to working with the creative teams to build on the agency’s momentum.”

While working in Hollywood he helped to develop and produce David Fincher’s Fight Club, executive produced Under Suspicion for TF1 and partnered with Winona Ryder to develop Lambs of God, based on a novel by Australian author Marele Day.

Earlier this year Lingo Pictures produced Lambs of God as a four hour miniseries for Foxtel, directed by Jeffrey Walker and starring Ann Dowd, Essie Davis, Jessica Barden and Sam Reid.

He then moved to London working with BBC Films and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Pictures. After returning to Australia he worked at AFTRS and adapted Susan Duncan’s memoir Salvation Creek. He remains active as a speaker, producer, screenwriter and script consultant.