See-Saw Films Hires Libby Sharpe to Head Australia Production

In today’s film news roundup, See-Saw Films hires Libby Sharpe as head of production in Australia, Three Point Capital expands Louisiana operations, and Screamfest unveils its first titles.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning and Emile Sherman have hired veteran producer Libby Sharpe as head of production, film and television, Australia.

She will oversee the physical production and day-to-day operations of See-Saw’s Sydney office. Sharpe most recently produced See-Saw’s TV series “Top of the Lake: China Girl” and was a producer on “Lion,” which received a best picture Academy Award nomination. She also produced David Michod’s “Animal Kingdom” and “The Rover.”

“Libby has an incredible record of overseeing complex productions with extensive logistical challenges and sensitivities as well as working brilliantly with some of the top creative talent of our day,” Canning and Sherman said. “Working alongside our incredibly talented producer Rachel Gardner, we feel extremely confident in her ability to oversee the physical production needs of See-Saw as we continue to expand our TV and film slate.”‎

See-Saw’s U.K. head of production, Amy Jackson, will continue to oversee U.K. and European production.

“I have been fortunate enough to have worked with Emile, Iain, and their extraordinary team over many years so I am incredibly excited to have been invited officially into the See-Saw family,” Sharpe said. “See-Saw works with the world’s best directors, writers, and actors to produce high-quality, award-winning drama for film and television, and I am looking forward to playing my part in the next phase of this exceptional company.”

BUSINESS EXPANSION

Los Angeles-based film financier Three Point Capital is opening new offices in New Orleans at the Second Line Stages film studio, which will serve as the company’s new Louisiana base of operations, Variety has learned exclusively.

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