Kylie Munnich, the CEO of Screen Queensland, won’t return to the role next year. The seasoned executive will instead finish up at the end of her three-year term this October.
Screen Queensland said recruitment for her replacement will commence immediately with Kingston Human Capital.
Munnich will relocate to Sydney when she is finished with Screen Queensland.
Munnich joined the organisation in October 2019. Previously, she was a scripted sales and co-production executive at Seven Studios. Throughout her career she’s also been director of drama and comedy at Sky Vision in London and senior vice president of Sony Pictures Television International.
Screen Queensland said Munnich had successfully steered the organisation and industry through the challenges of the global pandemic, with chair Roslyn Atkinson noting she had both a steady hand and a long-term strategic vision while at the helm.
“Kylie has made a lasting contribution to the organisation’s international and domestic production attraction and investment, enhanced its studio offerings and development of local talent pipelines, while also building a positive and collaborative workplace culture for the Screen Queensland team. She has been effective both as an innovator and an entrepreneur,” she said.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to congratulate Kylie for all that she has accomplished. The screen industry in Queensland is far stronger for her being part of it and we wish her all the very best for this next chapter.”
Munnich said that it was a difficult decision to step away from the role of CEO, but she is pleased to be leaving Screen Queensland in a position where the organisation is energised to embark on an exciting new era.
“My three years at Screen Queensland have been marked by outstanding growth in the screen industry in our state,” Munnich said.
“I am grateful to the fantastic team at Screen Queensland, the board and the Queensland Government for giving such strong support to the screen sector, recognising its economic and cultural value.
“I leave Screen Queensland feeling very proud of my achievements and those of the organisation. It’s time for a new challenge in the screen industry, but I greatly look forward to watching the continued success of Screen Queensland,” she said.
In recent months, Screen Queensland has successfully attracted various large-scale productions to the state.
The Netflix adaptation of “Boy Swallows Universe” will start filming in Brisbane and its surrounds in August, while Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi’s “Darby and Joan” for Acorn TV also filmed in the state, as did Netflix’s international co-production “A Perfect Pairing”.
Other international films including “Wizards” starring Pete Davidson and Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” also filmed on location in Queensland, and Network 10’s “The Bachelor” has relocated to the Sunshine State.
Recently, the organisation also appointed Belinda Burns to the permanent role of chief creative officer and hired Amanda Lawson as head of marketing and communications.