A media entrepreneur, company director and philanthropist, Deanne Weir has more than 25 years’ experience in media and communications.
Deanne leads the boards of three private companies in which her company WeirAnderson.com is an investor:Hoodlum, an Emmy and BAFTA award winning production company; Ai-Media, a technology and social innovation company; and Seer Data & Analytics, a technology start-up that helps the social sector make better decisions through the use of data and insights.
Deanne is a member of Women Moving Millions, and a board member at Global Sisters, an Australian not-for-profit assisting women entrepreneurs. A board member of Screen Australia for eight years until 2016, Deanne was instrumental in the development of its Gender Matters program. She remains a member of its Gender Matters Taskforce, and is also Chair of the Sydney Film Festival. Deanne is also Chair of The Grata Fund, an organisation that assists Australian citizens to bring important litigation to push back against unfair laws and policies in the areas of human rights, climate change and democracy.
An investor in various screen projects, including documentary and feature films, Deanne was Executive Producer of Hoodlum’s first feature film, Australia Day (2017), and also I Used to Be Normal (2018) an independent feature documentary that premiered at Toronto’s 2018 Hot Docs Festival.
Leaders from across the screen industry discuss and debate the significant issues raised in Screen Producers Australia’s, Deloitte commissioned, inaugural census into the health of the Australian screen sector. MODERATOR/PRODUCER Matthew Deaner, CEO, Screen Producers Australia