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David Court

Founder - Compton School

Following a trip to his local Canberra cinema in 1981, David Court instantly knew that he’d follow the bright lights of the silver screen throughout his professional career.

After cutting his teeth at the Australian Film Commission, he eventually become a key player in Australia’s film and television industry.

Formerly Head of Screen Business at the Australian Film Television & Radio School, David has been involved in the financing of more than a dozen film and television productions. He has specialist knowledge as an author and policy maker, including as the architect of the Film Finance Corporation, which invested more than $1 billion in Australian film and television productions over a 20 year period.

David is the founder of Compton School, Australia’s first business school for creative people, the chairman of Screen Canberra and The Cinematic Company. 

He welcomes the challenge of raising the most money possible and has a deep connection with the mission of paediatric healthcare.



#FIA Conference 2021
#FIA Conference 2021