For the past 14 years Monica has been at the helm of Screen Canberra, steering it from a one-person initiative to an independent organisation that is now responsible for the delivery of the $5million CBR Screen Fund. Monica has a diverse background in international business including advertising and public relations, marketing with the Walt Disney Company and her last corporate role was as Vice President of Corporation Communications at Lend Lease in New York.
In 2008 she produced the US$27million film The Secret of Moonacre which was shot in Budapest, Hungary and enjoyed a global theatrical release. Monica graduated from Griffith University, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in film and media studies and has undertaken film studies at the University of NSW, New York University, the New School in New York and received a Certificate IV in Training from Canberra Institute of Technology. Monica has been shortlisted three years running for the Natalie Miller Fellowship
SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland.
Screen Producers Australia respectfully acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language region, the traditional owners of the lands on which we met. We thank the traditional custodians for welcoming us all onto their lands.
We acknowledge and pay respects to them and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.