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Sue’s lengthy career in the New Zealand and Australian film industry began more than 20 years ago with Valhalla Cinemas, Australia, where she managed Valhalla Distribution and was involved in buying international feature films and marketing their entrance into the Australian marketplace. Crossing the Tasman to work in international sales, film financing and production, Sue joined Avalon Studios where she worked on major New Zealand productions such as Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures and Lee Tamahorís Once Were Warriors.
Sue became General Manager of The Film Unit in 1995 and later CEO after Sir Peter Jackson purchased the Unit in 1999. During that time she oversaw a substantial upgrading of the facility making The Film Unit (now renamed Park Road Post Production) the most comprehensive post production facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sue has served on various industry boards including the New Zealand Film Commission where she was Deputy Chair for two years and was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the NZ Film & TV School. Sue was instrumental in establishing Film New Zealand as an organisation in 1994 and has been involved as either trustee or advisor for Film New Zealand ever since.
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