A media entrepreneur and media executive, company director and philanthropist, Deanne Weir has more than 25 years’ experience in media and communications.
Deanne chairs the boards of two private companies in which her company WeirAnderson.com is a significant investor: Hoodlum, an Emmy and BAFTA award winning production company, and Ai-Media, a technology and social innovation company.
In 2017 Deanne was appointed Chair of the Sydney Film Festival.
Deanne is passionate about community engagement and the power of story-telling to help influence social change. She is chair of the Australian Women Donors Network and a member of the global philanthropic community, Women Moving Millions – both of which seek to increase the amount of social investment that reaches women and girls. A frequent guest speaker at corporate and philanthropic events, Deanne also provides informal mentoring support to a number of women in the media.
Deanne was a board member of Screen Australia for eight years until 2016 and was instrumental in the development of its Gender Matters program.
Harrow: An Investigation into Next Level Co-Pro Secrets to Seizing Global Creative Connections As global coproduction – across platforms- has become the template for big-budget rendered, high end content, the magical alchemy in making this a creative and commercial success remains elusive. The new game in town is finding collaborative partners in unexpected places and […]
Trailblazers across the converged media landscape, these two industry leaders discuss the issues facing the rapidly evolving streaming market, content and diversity in a frank peer to peer discussion. Speakers: Hema Patel – General Manager, Lightbox Deanne Weir – Director, WEIRANDERSON.COM Producer: Natalie Apostolou – Programming Curator, Screen Producers Australia
Remakes are all the rage. Why has there been such an upsurge on our screens this year? Why does the audience want to be back in the day? Is it just nostalgia, or is there something deeper going on? Five filmmakers explain why they have reincarnated past classics. Speakers: Antony Ginnane – President, FG Film Productions […]