September 9, 2020

Growing up in a remote town in South Australia in the 1950s, Emma Freeman’s mother often heard the circus troupe which camped in fields nearby.  Fascinated by this unusual group of people, like many young girls she contemplated running away and joining the circus, but...

September 9, 2020

Six Australian projects and one from New Zealand are among 13 from around the world selected for the lab designed and run by For Film’s Sake (FFS), financially supported by Screen Australia’s Enterprise Business and Ideas funding program and other Australian and intern...

January 10, 2020

The 16th edition of the Inside Pictures Programme came to a spectacular end last week with the Graduation Reception at the prestigious Haymarket Hotel. As always, our illustrious alumni, speakers, sponsors and friends turned out to support and congratulate new addition...

December 2, 2019

Leanne is an advocate for Gender Equality and Diversity in the entertainment industry and a producer of engaging content with a focus on female audiences worldwide.

Leanne’s feature credits include Stephen Lance’s MY MISTRESS, and Mairi Cameron’s THE SECOND – Australian...

September 23, 2019

New Speakers to include SAGindie. and Indivisible, the production company founded by Chris Pratt, Endeavor Content and Goodman, Schenkman & Brecheen. The programme also welcomes back Inside Pictures’ regulars Hannah Minghella (Tristar Pictures), Ann Johnson (THE HANDMA...

Screen Australia has announced funding for seven Enterprise Business & Ideas and 12 Enterprise People proposals, which will share in a total pool of over $1.2 million for sector and talent development.


Producer Leanne Tonkes will take part in Inside Pictures 2019...

May 2, 2019

A fabulous and inspiring evening with some wonderful women - Stella Prize winner Heather Rose, 2018 Archibald Prize winner Yvette Coppersmith and Creative Partnerships Executive Director Jayne Lovelock and me. Thank you for having us @wiftvic and @holdingredlich

April 28, 2019

Among the 20 participants are Frédérique Rouault, director of international sales at French sales agent Playtime; Samanta Roberts, marketing director, film at eOne Spain; and two representatives from Film4 – senior legal and business affairs manager Don McNicholl, and...

February 21, 2019

In keeping with the festival objectives to celebrate the work and achievements of women filmmakers, showcase the films of established Australian women to the general public, and provide opportunities for dialogue and engagement between women filmmakers, the Australian...

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Australian Film Production Producer