Margaret Tillson is a Creative Business Consultant, Independent Producer and owner of Front and Centre Media.
She has worked at the intersection of screen production and creative business practice for twenty years. She believes that healthy workplace cultures are vital to the future of our work in the Creative Industries and they begin with brave leadership.
In 2020, after many years juggling productions with family life and seeing work colleagues (and herself), struggle with the pressures of the industry, Margaret has been fuelled by a desire to apply her skills in a new direction. She has recently become an accredited Mental Health First Aider, and is partnering with industry to deliver much needed support services, which help improve the way we work together.
Margaret’s deep understanding of what makes a creative team function was gained through working on-set as a script supervisor for ten years and a further eight years in production roles with some of Australia’s premier drama and documentary teams.
Margaret’s passion for integrating process design with story telling was born whilst working with some of the best minds in the country, as Digital Media Manager for The Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC). This then lead to her graduating the Australian Film Television and Radio School with a Master of Arts – Screen Arts and Business in 2013, where she investigated and applied Design Thinking Methodology to the ‘wicked’ problems of the screen industry.
Margaret’s experience working in business support services and the Australian screen sector has given her a unique perspective on the daily challenges faced by companies striving to balance good people management, with creative and commercial concerns. She is excited by the opportunity to help creative businesses design healthy workplace cultures that nurture their people, projects and their bottom line. Find out more about Margaret Tillson here.