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WHO WE ARE

ABOUT THE MPDAA

The Motion Picture Distributors Association is the trade body for theatrical film distributors in Australia – the companies that acquire, market and release films for Australian cinema audiences. 

 

The MPDAA represents the interests of its members on all matters affecting film distribution in Australia in order to advance the cinema industry.  

 

The organisation carries out its work by:

  • Driving industry policy and strategy on matters of interest to film distributors

  • Engaging with Government on regulatory decisions which impact the business of film distribution

  • Providing industry expertise to Government consultations on relevant industry matters

  • Highlighting key film distribution milestones and achievements to the media and wider industry

OUR MEMBERS

WHO WE ARE

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WHO WE ARE

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Lori Flekser

Executive Director

Lori Flekser is the Executive Director of the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia. Since her appointment in 2010, Lori has worked to promote the motion picture industry in Australia and represent the MPDAA’s interests to Government, media and industry. 

Lori has enjoyed a long and varied career in the screen industry having worked on films and documentaries for local and international networks for over twenty years. Prior to joining the MPDAA she oversaw the Development Division at the Australian Film Commission (later Screen Australia). 

Lori is also the Executive Director of Creative Content Australia, raising awareness about the value of copyright and the impact of online content piracy on the screen industry.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair

Brian Pritchett

Managing Director

Paramount Pictures Australia 

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Deputy Chair

Stephen Basil-Jones

Executive Vice President AU, NZ & Northern Asia 

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Board of Directors

Kylie Watson-Wheeler
Managing Director
The Walt Disney Company
Australia & New Zealand

Board of Directors

Mike Baard

Managing Director

Universal Pictures International Australasia

Board of Directors

Josh Brigham
Head of Studio
The Walt Disney Company Distribution & Operations