Ausfilm, Australia’s industry association for screen service businesses responsible for attracting international film and television productions to Australia, has completed its search for the Los Angeles based role of Executive Vice President of International Production and appointed Erin Stam.
In this role, Stam will oversee and lead the Ausfilm Los Angeles team, with a focus on continuing to attract international production to Australia, marketing Australia’s production tax incentives, promoting the country as a screen destination and matching Australian creative teams with United States executives through Ausfilm’s B2B Connect program – all with the intention to increase production activity to grow Australia’s screen sector and attract significant foreign investment into Australia’s economy.
Stam has wide-ranging expertise across screen production in both the United States and Australia. She previously spearheaded development at two Australian state government screen agencies, Film Victoria in Melbourne and Screenwest in Perth and brings fluency and knowledge of Australian federal and state screen production incentives, as well as the capabilities of the Australian screen sector. Prior to her work in Australia, Stam served as SVP of Production at Participant Media and Spyglass Entertainment.
Ausfilm CEO, Kate Marks said that Erin’s extensive experience and nuanced understanding of both the North American market and the Australian screen industry make her a fantastic fit for the highly coveted and very important L.A. based role.
“A key focus for this position is understanding that Ausfilm is a truly collaborative and partnerships driven organisation representing both Government and the Australian screen industry. Erin is familiar with Australia’s capability as a world-class production hub for international film and television work. She is also acutely across Australia’s offerings in infrastructure capacity, crew, VFX, post-production and screen services. She will be a great addition to Ausfilm’s strong, results-driven team and I am thrilled we have secured her for this critical role.”
“Having worked in the Australian screen sector over the past several years, I have truly admired the advances that Kate and the Ausfilm team have made and I am humbled to join the organisation,” noted Stam. “I have really enjoyed my experiences in Perth and Melbourne and I’m looking forward to diving into this opportunity to continue to drive production throughout the country, build new relationships and work with Ausfilm members on the ground in Los Angeles.”
Originally from Boston, Erin is currently based in Los Angeles and will commence her role on 9th January 2020 in the Ausfilm L.A. office with Ausfilm CEO, Kate Marks relocating from L.A. to the Sydney office from the 10th February 2020.