Chambers segues to Oz funder gig

Exec takes top spot at NSW Film and Television Office

SYDNEY — Screen West topper Tania Chambers will ankle to take the top job at New South Wales state funding org the NSW Film and Television Office.

She replaces Jane Smith, who exits this month after a decade in the post.

The FTO funds project and industry development and works with foreign productions that shoot in the state, such as Warner Bros.’ “Superman Returns.”

Org’s chairman Neil Blewett said Chambers’ biz development skills were needed for “securing new funding and strategic partnership opportunities” for the Film and Television Office.

Producer Rosemary Blight and screenwriter Geoffrey Atherden were appointed to the FTO board, and Linda Tizard was tapped to top development and investment.