Gina Black was born in the UK and grew up believing that she would one day work in the entertainment industry. She completed a Drama and Humanities Education which included courses through LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).
Leaving Southern England behind, Gina moved to London to pursue a career in theatre and was soon employed by a leading Theatrical Agent in the West End, representing many prominent actors. Three years later, she decided to travel to Australia to explore new opportunities and has remained here ever since.
Using experience gained from working with actors and negotiating deals, Gina was employed by Crawford Productions in their casting department. Her passion for working behind the scenes took over again, and eventually she moved into Production.
After working on numerous hours of film and television productions, Gina ventured into the freelance world as a Production Manager. Her freelance career took her to Queensland where she has spent many years working as a Unit Production Manager and Line Producer on Offshore Productions, specialising in Movies of the Week, Features and Series Television. Gina has worked for many studios including Walt Disney Pictures, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox Television, Disney ABC, Touchstone Television, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
Gina joined Screen Queensland in 2013 and is currently the Head of Physical Production. She has also held other senior positions including Head of Production Attraction and Executive Vice President of Production Incentives.
Gina is also an AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International) Certified Film Commissioner and serves on the AFCI Board of Directors.
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.