Liebmann joins board of Screen Australia

Exec joins from Hoyts Australia for three-year term

SYDNEY -- Hoyts Australia executive Matthew Liebmann has been appointed to the board of agency Screen Australia, arts minister Peter Garrett said Tuesday.

Liebmann is currently commercial and new business director at Hoyts Pty Ltd., the Australian distributor and cinema operator. Prior to this he was an advisor to Australian entertainment and media organizations at PricewaterhouseCoopers assisting with strategy, business planning and operations.

"Matthew brings a wealth of exhibition and entertainment industry experience to Screen Australia's Board. Screen Australia's programs have a strong audience focus and Matthew's knowledge and experience in Australian audience development will complement the Board's existing expertise and help us to grow demand for Australian content," Ruth Harley, Screen Australia's chief executive officer, said.

Liebmann will join existing Screen Australia Board members chair Glen Boreham, deputy chair Ian Robertson, Cherrie Bottger, Robert Connolly, Ross Entwistle, Rachel Perkins, Greg Smith and Deanne Weir.

Liebmann's appointment is for three years.
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