VicScreen promotes Sam Dinning to head of content investment

Sam Dinning. (Photo: Sarah Chavdaroska)

Two years after hiring Sam Dinning as a production executive, VicScreen has promoted her to head of content investment.

Her new role will see her responsible for the delivery of the Victorian Production Fund for film, television and online platforms as well as the Originate initiative for features and factual. 

Prior to this, Dinning led VicScreen’s documentary development and production, including conceiving and delivering the Originate Factual program with the UK’s Fatima Salaria, the former managing director of Naked Television.

Dinning’s recent experience across both factual and scripted includes working as a story consultant on ten-part kids live action series Turn Up The Volume, writing and story producing And We Danced, a three-part series on the history of the Australian Ballet, producing theatrical documentaries Anonymous Club and Palazzo Di Cozzo, and writing, directing and producing MIFF Premiere Fund Film No Time for Quiet.

VicScreen CEO Caroline Pitcher said she was delighted to see Dinning move into such a “vital position” within the agency.

“Sam is a highly respected practitioner, and I’m pleased that in this role she will continue to bring her impressive industry experience and expertise, championing Victoria’s world-leading screen creators and projects.”

Dinning added: “It’s been a joy and a privilege to work with and support Victorian-led projects and creatives over the past two years at VicScreen and I’m really excited to continue to help to propel our culturally rich and diverse screen stories onto the world stage.”