Helen Watts

Victoria, Australia

I bring over 30 years experience with the screen industry across Film, Television and Digital Media sectors, having worked in many capacities including the most senior roles of Producer and Line Producer. Currently I work as a Freelance Consultant assessing rebate’s for the Department of the Arts and Screen Australia as well as producing budgets and developing projects for financing.

My passion for the screen industry has taken me down many paths and allowed me to build an extensive network of professional colleagues and business relationships. It has also provided me with a strong understanding of the importance of government funding and tax offset initiatives to support the industry as it grows into new and exciting areas.

As a production manager on approximately 22 films over 15 years my duties varied from initial budgeting, scheduling and complete management of cast, crew, equipment bookings, studio bookings, weekly cost reporting, reporting to government funding bodies and negotiation of all crew and cast. In addition, negotiating with laboratory, editing and post production facilities required by each production.