Mark Allen - Chairman

Mark Allen is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer with and a director of the Sydney law firm Bartier Perry.

Mark has significant experience in representing companies commercialising intellectual property and has previously represented film and television producers.

Prior to joining Bartier Perry, Mark was partner of the Sydney law firm Henry Davis York and managing partner of that firm between 1994 and 1998.

Ben Ferris - Director

Ben Ferris is one of the founders of Sydney Film School, where he is currently the Director and a writing / directing teacher of the Advanced Diploma Thesis program. Ferris, a film writer/director, has screened films and won numerous awards in Paris, New York, Croatia, Italy, Tokyo, Singapore, Greece, Switzerland and Amsterdam, including the prestigious Akira Kurosawa Grand Prix in Japan. Ben’s first feature film “Penelope” had a worldwide release in 2011 to critical acclaim. In 2017 Ben was the Power Institute Fellow at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris. His feature film, “57 Lawson” is being released this year.