Brian Rosen and Su Armstrong to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 21st SPA Awards

SPA Awards

The prestigious Awards ceremony will take place at The Star Gold Coast

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) have announced producers Brian Rosen and Su Armstrong as the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and will be honoured at the 21st Annual SPA Awards.

The prestigious Awards ceremony will take place at The Star Gold Coast on Friday, 05 May 2023, as part of SCREEN FOREVER 37.

For almost four decades, Armstrong has been one of the global screen industry’s most prolific producers, with a career that began by working on Peter Weir’s The Last Wave. She then solidified her credentials in Hollywood, working under Waly Disney’s Hollywood Pictures, where she oversaw as VP of Production of more than fifty films, including Crimson Tide, Dangerous Minds, The Santa Clause, Unstrung Heroes, and The Rock.

Armstrong now resides back in Australia and continues to build a reputation for excellence at SIXTYFOURSIXTY with producer partner Rosen. Rosen has been working in the film and television sector for over forty years, producing feature films – both live-action and animation – and television dramas.

The Ludo Studio team at 2022 SPA Awards

Rosen has a career that has seen him work across Australia, the USA and Europe both as an independent producer and as an executive. He was previously CEO of the Film Finance Corporation of Australia from 2003 until 2008, where he was instrumental in bringing about the 2007 government film incentives of Producer Offset and merging of the federal film and TV agencies into Screen Australia.

Rosen’s accolades cemented his reputation as a screen industry powerhouse with a wealth of invaluable knowledge, which unsurprisingly saw him secure many prestigious screen sector positions, including the chair of the Board of Screen Tasmania and the President of the SPA Council from 2011 to 2014.

Both Rosen and Armstrong’s careers and their contributions to the Australian and global screen industry will be celebrated at the SPA Awards next week.

The upcoming SPA Awards are the 21st incarnation of the prestigious Awards ceremony, which continues to celebrate excellence in the screen production industry. 

See the 2022 winners here.

Gold Coast passes to SCREEN FOREVER 37 have officially sold out. There are a limited number of passes available for Day three, Friday, May 5, along with tickets to the prestigious SPA Awards. Register here.

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