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Screen Queensland hires Mark Melrose to lead studios business, expands north

Australian agency Screen Queensland has hired Mark Melrose as manager of studios operations, to lead Screen Queensland Studios’ expansion from the state’s capital to its far north.

Mark Melrose

Melrose’s remit is to drive occupancy at Screen Queensland Studios: Brisbane and oversee the construction and eventual operation of Screen Queensland Studios: Cairns, opening in 2023, plus another facility set for the Gold Coast.

Melrose has over 25 years’ experience in entertainment and sports operations management, most recently serving as festival director of Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival in Winton.

His other executive positions include operations manager for the 2021 Brisbane International Film Festival and 15 years at Queensland Rugby where he was head of operations for eight years following other senior roles.

Melrose is also director of his own firm MDM Consulting Group, whose clients have included radio and television network Southern Cross Austereo, Queensland Cricket and community broadcaster Briz 31.


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