It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Abi Binning’s departure as Executive Director, effective December 31, 2021. Since 2010, Abi has played a critical role in the development and success of the organisation, and while we will miss her and her inspiring leadership, we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours.
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Abi Binning’s departure as Executive Director, effective December 31, 2021. Since 2010, Abi has played a critical role in the development and success of the organisation, and while we will miss her and her inspiring leadership, we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours. We want to thank her for the 11 years of dedicated service which involved many significant accomplishments, including:
- the establishment of Tasmania’s Centre for Screen, a hub for creatives that houses Wide Angle Tasmania and offers a 70 seat cinema/production studio, editing facilities, oﬃces and meeting spaces
- the design and delivery of innovative models of professional development including Step-Out Web 17, WAT SHARES and End Game
- executive producing over 30 short ﬁlms through Wide Angle Tasmania’s production initiatives. These include documentary, drama, animation and webseries. The films have been broadcast nationally and selected for prestigious ﬁlm festivals
- the introduction of a code of conduct for working with children in Tasmania’s screen industry and publishing a suite of plain language ﬁlm contracts
Our board has formed a search committee to find a new Executive Director to lead the organisation from 2022. We will soon be seeking a dynamic and authentic new leader with a passion for Wide Angle’s mission – to reflect and shape Tasmanian culture through film, and champion Tasmanian filmmakers. As we conduct our search in the coming months, we welcome your assistance in identifying candidates who can help Wide Angle Tasmania continue its success.
Abi leaves Wide Angle in a strong position and we thank her for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation she has given Wide Angle Tasmania. We are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Wide Angle Tasmania as we continue to support the Tasmanian screen community.
David Gurney, Chair of Wide Angle Tasmania
A message from Abi Binning
After 11 wonderful years with Wide Angle Tasmania I recently submitted my resignation to the board in order to pursue new adventures. The decision to step down at the end of the year did not come easily as I am very proud of all that the Wide Angle staff, board and members have accomplished together.
I want to give my deepest gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the organisation and of me personally over the years: staff, board members, and importantly our partners, benefactors and members. Without you, Wide Angle would not be as strong and vibrant as it is today. It has been an absolute privilege to have led this incredible organisation and I will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it embarks on the next phase of development. With a new strategic plan and some remarkable programs in place, Wide Angle is well positioned to continue supporting creative Tasmanians and reflecting and shaping Tasmanian culture through film.
I will be working closely with the Search Committee over the next 3 months to find a new ED and support that person in their transition. I hope that I will have an opportunity to thank you in person for your partnership and commitment to Tasmanian filmmakers.
With gratitude, Abi Binning