Deborah Mailman joins Screen Australia board

Much-loved actress becomes only the second Indigenous Australian to ever serve on the screen industry Board.

Deborah Mailman has been appointed to the Screen Australia Board for a term of 3 years.

She becomes only the second Indigenous Australian to ever serve on the Board.

Mailman is one of Australia’s most highly respected actors with credits including Radiance, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Sapphires, Mystery Road, Redfern Now, Mabo, Offspring, The Secret Life Of Us and Little J and Big Cuz.

In 2017 she received the Order of Australia Medal for Services to the Arts and as a role model for Indigenous performers.

“2018 was such an wonderful milestone for Australia’s Indigenous screen creators as we celebrated 25 years of being in control of our stories, and without doubt Screen Australia has been a constant collaborator, partner and of course investor,” said Mailman. “It is essential all Australians see themselves on screen and we are able to hear our stories told in our voice, from our unique perspective. I am excited to be joining the Screen Australia Board at this time when the industry is energised and the demand for our work both locally and abroad is growing.”

Screen Australia’s eight member Board, includes five women. Michael Hawkins, Claudia Karvan and Richard King have also been reappointed for three years.

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