Exec is former chief of Oz exhibitor Great Union

SYDNEY — Funding org Screen Australia has a new government-appointed board member in Ross Entwistle, former topper of Great Union, Oz’s largest theater operator.

Entwistle is a vet exhibition and distribution player, who has worked for Sony Pictures Releasing, and is a former chairman of both the Australian Cinema Exhibitors Coalition and the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

Screen Australian topper Ruth Harley said the appointment would strengthen the funding body’s focus on auds and help it “grow audience demand for Australian content.”

Entwistle joins existing Screen Australia board members Glen Boreham, Ian Robertson, Cherrie Bottger, Robert Connolly, Rachel Perkins, Greg Smith and Deanne Weir.

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