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Screen Australia promotes Bobby Romia to head of development as Gough departs

Funding agency Screen Australia has upped Bobby Romia to be its new head of development, replacing outgoing executive Louise Gough who leaves the agency next week.

Bobby Romia

Romia is a former producer, writer and broadcaster with more than 15 years of industry experience and has served at Screen Australia as a development executive since October.

Starting January 30, he will lead the development unit and report to head of content Grainne Brunsdon.

Prior to joining Screen Australia, Romia was acting senior investment manager at Screen NSW where he managed projects including Bali 2002, Underbelly: Vanishing Act and After the Verdict.

Romia has also held roles at public broadcasters SBS and NITV, and worked with Screentime Australia, Hopscotch Films, eOne Entertainment and Screentime New Zealand in Auckland.

Romia said: “I’m thrilled and honoured to continue Screen Australia’s integral work in supporting the development and rich diversity of Australian narratives that culturally and economically resonate with screen audiences while nurturing strategic opportunities for talent and skill growth, and industry longevity. The development team and I look forward to working even more closely with the sector as we bring new and exciting voices and stories to light.”

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