Jo Dillon is a familiar figure in the screen industry. As Head of Development & Production at Screen Queensland, she oversees investment in talent, high-quality screen stories and successful businesses – central to the company’s creative and operational strategies to grow a successful local screen industry. Jo has developed screen stories across all genres and platforms in Australia and the UK for more than ten years – contributing to the creative development of hundreds of projects (and reading thousands) – most recently in the high-profile role as Development Executive for Screen Australia. In the UK, Jo was Head of Development at Emmy-winning production company Yipp Films, responsible for developing factual narratives for network television and establishing the company’s first drama slate. She worked in development for independent feature film producers including Ipso Facto Productions and Vita Nova Films, as a script and story consultant working on feature films, shorts and documentaries, and as an assessor for a number of UK investors and screen agencies. Jo is a former UK national newspaper journalist and broadcast commentator.
Head of Development & Production