Williams ankles early from Oz AFI

Resignation follows exit of Awards coordinator Young

SYDNEY — Australian Film Institute general manager Geoffrey Williams has ankled nine months into a three-year contract, citing differences with the new board.

His resignation follows the exit of AFI Awards coordinator Robyn Young in mid-December and comes just days after the AFI appointed a new chairman, publisher and property developer, Morry Schwartz, and board members academic David Muir and distributor David Chambers.

The AFI produces the 47-year-old AFI Awards, an event that was languishing before Williams’ arrival last April.

In six months, he secured funding from the Victorian government and the services of Paul Dainty, who produced the November event sponsored by L’Oreal and hosted by Russell Crowe.

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