National President

Lori Flekser – National President I started my career some thirty years ago – my first job was Production Assistant on a furniture commercial – and my work experience encompasses a rare range of creative industry sectors, providing unique insight into production, investment, distribution, and exhibition. I was a filmmaker for 20 years – making…

National Secretary/Treasurer

Ross Barnard – National Secretary/Treasurer With a long history in film exhibition – from programming screenings at Sydney University in the early 1970s, to working for the National Film Theatre of Australia, followed by seven years as co-proprietor of the Walker St Cinema in North Sydney, and more recently Administrator of the Sydney Film Festival…

Greg Denning – Committee Member Greg is a veteran of the industry having spent 35 years working across both Distribution and Exhibition. Since 2013 Greg has been with independent powerhouse STUDIOCANAL, in the National Sales & Acquisitions Manager role. In that role he acquired and distributed successful titles like Knives Out, the Paddington franchise, Hereditary,…

Derek Screen – Committee Member Derek is a former President of the Victorian Branch of Cinema Pioneers. Derek started working in the Cinema Industry in 1983 at Fox Columbia Film Distributors and then moved into a position with United International Pictures (a distribution partnership between Paramount and Universal Pictures), before moving to Hoyts, where he…

Russell Anderson – Committee Member Commencing his career in the motion picture industry at 16, Russell joined GUO Wests Theatre in Adelaide as an Office Boy in January 1965. Not long after, he was offered a position as Assistant Projectionist at the Majestic Theatre in King William Street. Later becoming a Dispatch Clerk at United…

Sandra Alexander – Committee Member Commencing her career in 1983, Sandra Alexander’s early credits as a Production Assistant and an Art Department Co-ordinator include The Year of Living Dangerously, Rebel and Undercover. As Production Manager her feature projects include Frauds, Soft Fruit, and feature documentary Tea With Madame Clos. As Line Producer, Sandra’s feature credits include Liquid Bridge, The Bet and September. She also has substantial credits in television drama. Sandra…

TAS State President

Yurik Czyz – President, Tasmanian Branch Yurik Czyz was employed in the cinema exhibition side of the industry, all in Tasmania for 34 years. Commencing in 1973 and finishing in 2008. Commenced as a trainee projectionist and eventually finishing as the Tasmanian Marketing/Operations Manager for Village Cinemas. Yurik was elected as Tasmanian State President of…

WA State President

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SA State President

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QLD State President

Chris Pitcher – President, Queensland Branch Chris started work in the Cinema Industry in 1991 after working in Radio for many years. She was Assistant Manager of the then single screen Birch, Carroll & Coyle Maroochydore Cinema as well as the Drive-In for over 17 years.  After a break she returned to work for the…