Arts & Culture11 Apr 2023

Minderoo Pictures expands production team as it pursues global slate of screen projects

Minderoo Pictures is growing its team to accelerate the development of a new slate of impact screen projects.

Lata and Amanda
Minderoo Pictures Production and Development Assistant Lata Periakarpan (left) and Development Producer Amanda Clarke. Photo Credit: Emma Dolzadelli via Minderoo Foundation.

The social impact film enterprise supported by Minderoo Foundation welcomes Amanda Clarke as Development Producer, and Lata Periakarpan who joins the team as Production and Development Assistant.

Based at Minderoo’s headquarters in Perth, Ms Clarke and Ms Periakarpan will support Sydney-based Executive Director Malinda Wink, working alongside US-based Strategy Consultant and former Vulcan GM, Carole Tomko, and Consultant Producer Cody Greenwood.

“Amanda and Lata have a wealth of insight, fresh perspective, and expertise that they bring from supporting great projects, including through their previous roles at Screen Australia and Screenwest. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with this incredible team of women as we build Minderoo Pictures and expand our global portfolio of high impact screen projects across scripted and documentary,” Ms Wink said.

Within the Australian context, Minderoo Pictures was recently announced as a funder of Whale Shark Jack, a new children’s feature film set on Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef and directed by sister and brother Miranda and Khrob Edmonds.

The enterprise is also a supporter of Documentary Australia’s inaugural Impact Producer program, in which four professionals will receive specialised training in creating campaigns for social impact documentaries.

Ms Clarke said she was thrilled to join the Minderoo Pictures’ mission to support screen projects and initiatives that shift the narrative and create new opportunities.

“I have long been drawn to screen projects that shine a light on urgent and important contemporary issues and am looking forward to joining the Minderoo Pictures team in their mission to support diverse voices, amplify powerful stories, and ignite change,” she said.

Minderoo Pictures launched in 2021 to support ambitious productions from diverse perspectives, amplifying stories that challenge status quo, inspire real action, and shape our world.

Minderoo Foundation
by Minderoo Foundation

Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, we are a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, with key initiatives spanning from ocean research and ending slavery, to collaboration in cancer and community projects.

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