Susan Schmidt

Elizabeth Bay, Nsw, Australia


Susan is a qualified executive in both the business and creative aspects of film and television production. She possesses a creative flair, with broad knowledge in the art of storytelling and scriptwriting techniques, and production methods from development and production through to marketing and distribution. She has a commitment to quality, and a keen understanding of industry, marketability and audience dynamics. Further she is very interested in cutting edge technologies and makes a point of keeping up to date on where the industry is heading and evolving trends both in production and distribution. Drawing on a strong financial and business acumen, Susan also has deep experience in financing and funding models, negotiating deals, production specific business structures, contracting processes, regulatory requirements, clearance issues, screen agency processes and managing stakeholder relationships. She is adept at networking and managing people, prioritising resources, and effective negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills. Susan has excellent communication, using sensitivity and diplomacy she builds rapport easily. She also has strong leadership and mentoring abilities.