Jane Scott

Producer, Executive, Journalist
After becoming an established journalist in the 1960s, the British-born Jane Scott segued to work in the film industry. Initially, she spent three years at the British Film Institute, moving from distribution to ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (19)

Mao's Last Dancer 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love's Brother 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Head On 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shine 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stephen King's The Tommyknockers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Producer

Boys in the Island 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Echoes of Paradise 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Top Kid 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer

Crocodile Dundee 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Goodbye Paradise 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harlequin 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

My Brilliant Career 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Survivor 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Harvest of Hate 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Storm Boy 1976 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Oz 1975 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own 1974 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Danger Down Under (TV Show)

Producer
Production Management (5)

Strictly Ballroom 1993 (Movie)

(Line Producer)

Crocodile Dundee 1986 (Movie)

(Line Producer)

Harlequin 1980 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

My Brilliant Career 1980 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)

In Search of Anna 1979 (Movie)

(Production Manager)
Actor (1)

The Wilton North Report 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After becoming an established journalist in the 1960s, the British-born Jane Scott segued to work in the film industry. Initially, she spent three years at the British Film Institute, moving from distribution to production. By 1972, Scott became involved with the filming of Bruce Beresford's "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie" and went on to spend most of that decade commuting between England and Australia. She served as associate producer on several features including Gillian Armstrong's internationally successful "My Brilliant Career" (1978) and Simon Wincer's uneven but interesting "Harlequin" (1980), a modern day version of the Rasputin story. One of her biggest successes was the Paul Hogan vehicle "Crocodile Dundee" (1986) which spawned a less well-received sequel in 1988. After handling the chores as line producer on Baz Luhrmann's "Strictly Ballroom" (1992), Scott garnered further international attention with Scott Hicks' "Shine" (1996). Premiering at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, this biopic of the little known Australian pianist David Helfgott won critical acclaim and audience attention. The National Board of Review named "Shine" as the Best Picture of 1996 and it went on to earn seven Oscar nominations, including one as Best Picture.

Milestones

1998

Served as producer on Ana Kokkinos' "Head On"

1996

Produced "Shine"

1993

Produced the ABC miniseries "Stephen King's 'The Tommyknockers'"

1992

Was line producer on Buz Luhrmann's "Strictly Ballroom"

1988

American TV-movie producing debut "Danger Down Under" (NBC)

1986

Produced the international hit "Crocodile Dundee"

1979

Permanently moved to Australia

1978

Served as associate producer and production supervisor on Gillian Armstrong's "My Brilliant Career"

1977

Produced "Harvest of Hate"

1972

Worked on Bruce Beresford's "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie"

Joined the British Film Institute, working first in distribution and later production; spent three years there

Worked as magazine writer in the 1960s

Served on the board of South Australian Film Corporation

Began commuting between Australia and Great Britain

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