Master of Screen Arts and Business, 2013
Sue Maslin is one of Australia’s most successful screen producers, working across feature films and documentaries. Her company Film Art Media, established in 2008 with Daryl Dellora, produces and distributes screen content across many platforms, with a focus on documentaries.
They include The Edge of The Possible, about Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House, and Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible. 2019’s The Show Must Go On premiered on the ABC and was augmented by an impact strategy addressing mental wellbeing in the arts and entertainment sector, while Brazen Hussies screened on 53 screens nationally in 2020 despite COVID.
Sue’s feature credits as a producer include Road to Nhill and Japanese Story, both directed by Sue Brooks, as well as The Dressmaker, directed by fellow alumna Jocelyn Moorhouse. She is an Adjunct Professor at the RMIT School of Media and Communications as well as Adjunct Fellow at Swinburne School of Film and Television. In 2019 she was appointed as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Australian film industry as a producer.
Doing the Masters of Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS in order to gain the financial literacy to bring on a major private investor in financing The Dressmaker. It worked.
The opening weekend of The Dressmaker, when we knew we had a major hit movie after five years of being told that the female-skewed audience was ‘limited’.