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Ester Harding Joins Sweetshop & Green

Sweetshop & Green has appointed Ester Harding as Development Executive across its Australia and New Zealand operations.

Harding will join recently appointed development executive, Katy Roberts, and will be responsible for identifying and leading the development of Australian and New Zealand narrative and documentary projects, with a focus on international co-productions intended for a global market. She will nurture talent relationships and oversee slated projects throughout creative development into production and distribution.

Harding is a screen producer. Her most recent role was with Screen Australia as a development executive. Prior to this, she produced with See Pictures the award-nominated short Remembering Agatha for writer, director and artist Emma Magenta (Adelaide FF / ABC Arts co-commission). Ester co-produced feature comedy Swinging Safari, for writer, director Stephan Elliott; and she was a production executive on the adaptation of Tim Winton’s best-selling novel, Breath, for writer, director Simon Baker. Her career spans drama, documentary (I Am A Girl, The Surgery Ship) and interactive projects (Storm Surfers ‘4D’, After Six-Four), together with teaching (MetroScreen, AFTRS, ICE) and community management (StoryCode, Screen Producers Australia NSW Chapter).

Says Gal Greenspan, co-managing director of Sweetshop & Green: “Ester joins us with an absolute wealth of experience that exactly fits with Sweetshop & Green’s sensibilities and ambitions for film and TV series in a topical and diverse arena. She will be integral in producing content that will arouse discussion and connect with audiences on an international level. I couldn’t be happier Ester is part of our team and I’m so excited to see how she evolves our pipeline of projects.”

Says Harding: “It is an honour to join Sweetshop & Green, a company poised for global reach. While the industry is in flux, we share a constancy of creative ambition and social values. I’m excited by the challenge and opportunity to build relationships with international co-producing partners, to collaborate across our slate of projects. Together, we will focus on bringing distinctive screen stories from diverse creators to local and international audiences.”