3 December 2013 4:19 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Highly experienced UK film executive Sally Caplan has been named Screen Australia's head of production, which combines development and production investment.

Caplan replaces Ross Matthews, who is stepping down as head of production investment, and head of development Martha Coleman, who is joining Goalpost Pictures. Both depart the agency at the end of the year. Matthews intends to take a break before he returns to independent production.

A former entertainment lawyer, Caplan worked with Screen Australia.s new CEO Graeme Mason for five years from the mid-1990s at Polygram Filmed Entertainment and at Universal, where she was senior VP, worldwide acquisitions.

She has worked as a consultant in the UK since June after leaving eOne where she was managing director of international film sales operations.

Sally headed the UK Film Council.s premiere fund for five years until 2010, responsible for funding and overseeing the production from script stage of more than 45 films, »

- Don Groves

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