Southern Pictures appoints general manager

Leading factual production company is expanding with Georgia Woodward to manage development slate & new Brisbane office.

Leading factual production company Southern Pictures (Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian, The Embassy, The Mosque Next Door) has appointed Georgia Woodward to the newly-created role of General Manager.

Woodward was placed in the company 12 months ago as a Development Producer specialising in Data Analytics, through Screen Australia Enterprise People Program.

In her new role she will guide the company’s strategic growth, working with Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer Laurie Critchley managing the development slate, as well as overseeing the broader production (long and short form), servicing an influx of new projects, and expanding the company’s offerings.

She will also oversee the launch of Southern Pictures Queensland operations, with the opening of new Brisbane offices and the appointment of Queensland Executive Producer, Ross Wilson.

Laurie Critchley said, “Georgia brings more than a decade of experience producing and delivering content across different sections of the entertainment industry from factual, reality and lifestyle entertainment to digital and branded content, with a significant capability in applying data analytics to drive the development and distribution of content.

“Georgia’s appointment consolidates Southern Pictures’ growth and development across its slate of short form, branded content, original factual and new formats.”

Woodward said, “I am thrilled to be moving into this new role and to help lead Southern Pictures through this exciting period of growth and progression”.

Southern Pictures is a leader in creating original formats for the international marketplace. Projects currently under way, include factual series, Miriam Margolyes: Australia Unmasked (ABC, BBC), Missing Persons Investigation (Nine Network), The School (SBS) and Magda’s Big Health Check (ABC).

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