Screen Industry Advisory Council

The Screen Industry Advisory Council (SIAC) provides advice and support to government to deliver the best outcomes for the local screen industry and the NT from the Screen Industry Development Plan 2018-2020 (1.3 mb).

SIAC represents the screen industry and reports to the Minister of Tourism, Sport and Culture through Screen Territory.

SIAC membership comprises of:

  • Karen Green

    Karen has over 30 years’ experience in Chartered Accountancy, predominantly in business advisory services and has lived and worked in Darwin since 1991. Karen is the Managing Partner for the NT and leader for Advisory services for Deloitte in the Northern Territory. Karen has a deep commitment and passion to developing business in Northern Australia. She has been a partner of Deloitte since 1999, and was the 5th female ever to enter the Deloitte Australian Partnership.

    During her time in professional accounting, Karen has had responsibility for providing accounting and taxation advice to a diverse range of private business and corporate clients. Karen understands the specific needs of her clients and acts as a trusted advisor.

    Karen has significant experience in providing advice and assistance to the Northern Territory Government. Karen has experience in providing engagement plans, stakeholder engagement, economic development plans, strategic planning, performance improvement and change management to various government departments.

    Karen is currently on the board of the Strategic Defence Advisory Board and Darwin Festival. Karen has previously been on boards such as the Darwin Port Corporation, Business Advisory Council for the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation and Petroleum Club NT.

  • Tiffany Manzie

    Co-owner of Global Headquarters, Tiffany has focussed in the main as a commercial director and short form producer/director. Tiffany also regularly directs live event broadcasts and provides location producer / production management roles for national and international projects. Before Global Headquarters (formerly Simon Says Television) Tiffany had over eight years in media (press and broadcast) management in the major event arena, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Commonwealth Games and other major international events.

    Territory stories are Tiffany's passion and bringing national and international attention to the Northern Territory is a priority for Tiffany and Global Headquarters.

  • Andy Hyde

    Andrew is a director, cinematographer and broadcast television camera operator and has worked in this field for the past 26 years. He is a national board member of the Australian Cinematographers Society and was the recipient of the 2018 Bob Plasto Screen Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Northern Territory Screen Industry.

    The current chair of the Northern Territory Government’s Screen Industry Reference, Andrew was also a founding member of the Film & Television Association of the NT serving three terms as president. Since 2012 Andrew has been President of the NT Branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society and currently serves as its National Assistant Secretary.

    Having owned and operated Darwin based Production Company Exposure Productions Pty Ltd since 1999, Andrew is highly experienced in all facets of camera, sound and lighting design. Andrew has produced numerous documentaries including The Sweet Little Note of the EngineThe Great Air Race, Cattle Scars and Bright Horizons.

  • Rachel Clements

    Alice Springs based Rachel is a co-founder of Brindle Films, recipients of the 2015 Screen Producers of Australia Breakthrough Business Award and the first NT production company to receive Screen Australia Enterprise funding. Recent feature documentaries include the cinema released Finke: There and Back (Sydney Film Festival) and The Song Keepers (MIFF Premiere Fund film).

    Rachel has produced drama projects including 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, the first Aboriginal narrative comedy series for ABC, and Double Trouble, the first Aboriginal children’s drama series for Australian network television (Channel 9 and Disney Australasia). Rachel has produced award winning documentaries Occupation: Native, Big Name No Blanket, Blown Away and Ochre and Ink. Rachel’s films have won AACTA, ATOM and AWGIE awards and have been screened at festivals including Sundance and Berlin.

  • Nitesh Raj Pant

    Nitesh is a media professional, community volunteer, and NT local resident. Working as a freelancer and producing various screen contents including Fusion Lifestyle Show, Nitesh
    has successfully established a relationship with media industries broadly.

    Based on the track record of his experience as an actor, producer and director, Nitesh is continuing his passion for film and television. At present, he is also volunteering in a community radio program of Multilingual Broadcast Council of NT as Nepali Language Radio program presenter. Since more than two decades Nitesh is actively involved in film and television and has developed his skills and knowledge in the screen industry nationally and internationally.

  • Danielle MacLean

    Danielle wrote and directed part of the Everyday Brave Series Bonita Mabo - For Who I am. Her short film My Colour Your Kind was nominated for AFI and Film Critics Awards and screened at numerous festivals. Danielle wrote and directed the drama Queen of Hearts, winning the AFI Award for best non-feature screenplay. In 2007, she won an AWGIE for her script in the Channel 9/Disney children’s series Double Trouble.

    Danielle wrote and produced 2012 SFF Foxtel Finalist Croker Island Exodus. She wrote the premiere episode Family of Redfern Now and three episodes of the ABC Indigenous comedy series 8MMM Aboriginal Radio. Her 2014 ABC documentary to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy, Blown Away, was nominated for an Australian Directors Guild Award.

    In 2017 Danielle wrote, produced and directed Carry The Flag, a half hour documentary about the legacy of the Torres Strait Island flag’s designer Bernard Namok Snr.

    Danielle wrote two episodes of Logie winning animated series Little J & Big Cuz and two episodes of Grace Beside Me, a live-action children’s drama series which was also nominated for a Logie Award.

More information on SIAC’s role and responsibilities can be found in the Terms of Reference (123.2 kb).

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