Phillip Bowman began his career at ABC drama Sydney before moving to BBC drama London where he worked on some of the highest rating BBC dramas of the day including SHOESTRING and BERGERAC. Phillip then moved to Euston Films to co-produce and direct MINDER and then onto Central TV to produce CROSSROADS and HARD CASES. Phillip returned to Australia in 1990 to work as an independent producer and soon produced the multi award winning LIZZIE’S LIBRARY for ABC kids and created and executive produced the TV movie HOPE FLIES.
Phillip is the winner of Australia’s AFI, SPAA’s Independent Producer of the Year, the NY Festival’s Gold and Grand Awards and he was nominated for an International Emmy for his series MORTIFIED which is one of the best selling and most awarded Australian children’s drama series of all time. Phillip conceived and co- created HOWZAT! for Nine Entertainment and developed OLD SCHOOL for ABC TV.
He is currently financing the feature film SMOOCH and ROSE that is being directed by Cathy Randall and developing several more features including ONCE MORE WITH FEELING based on the Ceridwen Dovey novel he will produce with OSCAR and BAFTA Award winning producer David Parfitt and be directed by Mark Lamprell
Cathy has over thirty years’ experience as a senior and chief executive and board member. Cathy was Chief Executive of the Australian Film Commission (AFC) for ten years during which time a number of Australia’s most successful films were produced including Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding and Pricilla Queen of the Desert. Cathy also set up the Indigenous Department and served in an advisory capacity to government and the film industry.
Cathy has also worked as a consultant, supporting clients in the arts and creative industries, tourism, international aid and development and communications.
At the City of Sydney, Cathy held a range of executive management responsibilities including for Sydney New Year’s Eve, Public Affairs, Cultural Programs, the City’s Marketing and Retail Strategies and Community Relations. Cathy worked with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) as director of its Top200 initiative, where she developed and implemented a program of engagement with directors of Top 200 ASX-listed companies and designed, developed and tested a concept for a professional development program for senior company directors.
Cathy has been a member of a number of not-for-profit boards including the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), Sydney Film Festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Australian Film Commission, Communications Law Centre, the Adelaide Festival Fringe and the NSW State Council and the Strategy and Planning Board sub-committee of Save the Children Australia.
Cathy is currently CEO of The Observership Program and consults to Enjoy Entertainment.