Monica Penders


Monica has a diverse background in international business including advertising and public relations, marketing with the Walt Disney Company and her last corporate role was as Vice President of Corporation Communications at Lend Lease in New York.

In 2008 she produced the US$27million film The Secret of Moonacre which was shot in Budapest, Hungary and enjoyed a global theatrical release. Monica graduated from Griffith University, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in film and media studies and has undertaken film studies at the University of NSW, New York University, the New School in New York and received a Certificate IV in Training from Canberra Institute of Technology. Currently she is the Director of ScreenACT, the office of Film, TV and Digital Media in the Australian Capital Territory and the CEO of the ACT Screen Industry Association.


Victor Willis

Project Manager

Victor is the Project Manager for ScreenACT. Victor is responsible for the planning and implementation of ScreenACT’s professional development program.

Victor joined the ScreenACT team in September 2012, and has a broad range of experience in the entertainment industry that he brings to his role with ACTSIA. A native of Canberra, Victor attended the University of Canberra where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Production.


Alexandra Mirabito


As the Coordinator of The ACT Screen Industry Association (ACTSIA) it is Alex’s responsibility to monitor the planning and implementation of ACTSIA’s & ScreenACT’s communication strategies and the organisation of day-to-day office operations.

Alexandra grew up in Sydney and after completing a degree in Entertainment Business she began her career as a Production Intern at Chaotic Pictures . With a clear focus and strong interest in Production, Alexandra continued her studies attending the International Film School and completed her Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media. Since then she worked for Transmission Films until moving to Canberra in 2015.