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Oz Institute taps chief

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Deb Verhoeven, head of media and cinema studies at Melbourne’s RMIT U., has been appointed interim chief exec of screen culture body the Australian Film Institute, replacing five-year incumbent Ruth Jones, who leaves to take up a position outside the movie industry.

Funded by private sector sponsorships and grants from government screen agencies, the AFI organizes Oz’s annual film awards and various film culture activities.

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