Producer, writer and director Sam Dinning has been appointed into the position of Head of Content Investment at VicScreen.
The appointment will oversee the delivery of the Victorian Production Fund for film, television and online platforms as well as the Originate initiative for features and factual.
With more than 15 years of industry experience across factual and scripted storytelling, her most recent credits include story consultant on ten-part kids live action series Turn Up The Volume, writing and story producing And We Danced, a three-part series on the history of the Australian Ballet, producing theatrical documentaries Anonymous Club and Palazzo Di Cozzo, and writing, directing and producing MIFF Premiere Fund Film No Time for Quiet.
Dinning’s work has screened at SXSW, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, MIFF, Sydney Film Festival, Cinefest Oz, BIFF and Perth Revelation International Film Festival, and broadcast on the BBC, ABC, SBS, NITV and DocPlay.
Most recently, she joined VicScreen as a Production Executive in January 2022 and has since led documentary development and production, conceiving, and delivering the Originate Factual program with UK TV stalwart Fatima Salaria.
VicScreen CEO Caroline Pitcher said, “I’m delighted to announce that Sam Dinning has been appointed to this vital position at VicScreen. Sam is a highly respected practitioner, and I’m pleased that in this role she will continue to bring her impressive industry experience and expertise, championing Victoria’s world-leading screen creators and projects.”
Sam Dinning said, “It’s been a joy and a privilege to work with and support Victorian-led projects and creatives over the past two years at VicScreen and I’m really excited to continue to help to propel our culturally rich and diverse screen stories onto the world stage.”