Prior to joining the Newhouse School, Annabelle Sheehan held key roles as a senior executive in the Asia Pacific and global screen industry. Her most recent positions include CEO of the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC). From 2003 to 2013, Sheehan was the CEO and senior agent at RGM Artist Group (RGM), a major Australian talent agency representing Australia’s leading artists in film, television, theatre and radio. Prior to joining RGM, she was head of the Film and Television division at Australia’s peak national production education center—the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS)—for six years. Her career began in post-production, for which she has an extensive list of credits, nominations and awards for her work on feature films such as “Dead Calm,” “Mad Max 2,” “Mad Max 3,” “The Piano,” “Fearless” and “Portrait of a Lady.”
Sheehan holds an M.A. in cinema studies from New York University. She earned a B.A. in communications and a graduate diploma in education from the University of Technology Sydney.