Katrina Sedgwick appointed to AFTRS Council

Feb 13 2017

Chair of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Julianne Schultz AM FAHA today announced the appointment of Katrina Sedgwick to the AFTRS Council.

Katrina Sedgwick is the Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the national museum for film, TV, games, digital culture and art. She has made an impact in developing innovative multi-platform and hybrid projects, and has an extensive background as a commissioner, creative producer, arts festival director and performer.

Katrina was Head of Arts for ABC Television and ABC Arts online (abc.net.au/arts) from 2012 to 2014, responsible for commissioning a diverse range of projects for prime time television and developing a new strategy for Arts across the ABC – TV, Radio, News and Online. She was also the founding Director and CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, and its’ Investment Fund, supporting Australian features, documentaries, shorts, cross platform and installation works.

Katrina was Special Events Producer for the 1998 and 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Artistic Director for Adelaide Fringe 2002 and for Come Out ’99, the Australian Festival for Young People. She is on the Creative State Advisory Board, the Monash Culture Media Economy Board and the board of Back to Back Theatre. Katrina was formerly Chair of the South Australian Youth Arts Board (2003 – 2008), and a former board member of Chunky Move, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and the Art Gallery of SA.

“Katrina has an impressive record in the arts, including screen. She’s highly regarded as an innovator and as an intelligent and creative strategist and I am greatly looking forward to her input into the AFTRS Council,” Professor Schultz said.

Professor Schultz thanked departing Council member and outgoing Chair of the Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee, producer Andrew Mason who has completed six years on the AFTRS council.

AFTRS Council members are Julianne Schultz (Chair), Darren Dale (Deputy Chair), Professor Robyn Ewing, Kate Dundas, David Balfour (staff representative) and Conlan Mackenzie (student representative).

Katrina Sedgwick will join the AFTRS council on 14 February 2017.

Acknowledgement

The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.