Speaker Details

Full Name
Jennie Hughes
Screen Territory
Jennie Hughes joined Screen Territory in August 2018 and has guided the agency through a period of significant growth and change, resulting in Screen Territory winning the 2022 Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in Building a Strong Economy. Jennie has lead the roll-out of a range of stimulus programs and secured additional funding for the agency overseeing record levels of production including scripted series Maverix for the ABC and Netflix, True Colours for SBS, Barrumbi Kids for NITV, Lost Flowers of Alice Hart for Amazon and observational documentaries Outback Ringer Series 2 for the ABC and Matt Wrights Wild Territory for Nine Network and Netflix. Prior to joining Screen Territory Jennie held senior positions at SBS; CEO New York Film Academy; COO Screen Queensland; Festival Director, Brisbane International Film Festival; Executive Director Open Channel; Head of Programming Ovation Channel and Executive VP Macquarie Filmed Investments where she managed three funds totalling $65.2 million. Jennie is an experienced financier and her company International Film Group held financing partnerships with the UK’s Ingenious and Royal Bank of Scotland. Jennie has participated in screen industry reviews and was appointed by the Australian Government as Chair of the Investment Committee for the Strategic Industry Leaders Group review of Digital Content. She was Chair of the SBS Gender Equality Group and was a Board member of the Australian Film Institute/AACTA and the Central Coast Arts Centre. Jennie was a member of the 2022 Department of Industry Tourism and Trade working group which structured the NT’s International Engagement Strategy 2022-2026 and she is currently a member of Ausfilm’s Workforce Capacity Working Group.
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Jennie Hughes