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OUR TEAM

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Few people in the Australian movie industry have a list of credits like Alan Managing

Director of Village Roadshow Distribution, Vice President of Walt Disney Buena Vista,

Founder and Director of OzFlix movie streaming channel, Board Chairman The Shaun

Miller Foundation, Board Chairman AFI / AACTA  Film & Televison Academy Awards,

an Order Of Australia for services to Australian film and the Maura Fay Award the industry's

highest accolade. He directed and released over 500 successful motion pictures including,

BREAKER MORANT - MAD MAX  - ROMPER STOMPER - MURIEL'S WEDDING  

FINDING NEMO  PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN - HAPPY FEET and pretty much

any Australian movie you can think of… the man with the Midas touch is leading

Verdict Film Group into new horizons of Australian film and television.

  ALAN FINNEY O.A.M - BOARD CHAIRMAN

Michael joined Verdict when he learned about Cameron’s story with Shaun’s journey of CHD

just like Cameron’s career was cut short as he chose to look after his sick son Shaun,

Michael’s career was also cut short as he chose to look after his son with CHD,

Michael and Cameron have come together at Verdict to bring awareness to CHD

around the world and build Cardiac Care Houses for parents suffering from CHD. 

Michael has a lengthy and successful career in video sales marketing and acquisitions

dating back to the early 1980’s holding Management positions at Congress Video Group

and Vid America before being recruited by Orion Pictures and releasing their huge blockbusters,

DANCES WITH WOLVES - SILENCE OF THE LAMBS  ROBO COP - AMADEUS - PLATOON  

CADDYSHACK - THE TERMINATOR - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - LIFE OF BRIAN

BILL & TED'S ADVENTURES and many more Micheal was in Management

at MGM Studios / Lionsgate Studios and First Look Studios.

MICHAEL KATCHMAN CEO / PRESIDENT 
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CAMERON JAMES MILLER - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

 

Cameron entered the film industry at NIDA National Institute of Dramatic Art and embraced

motion picture distribution. He learnt from the best in close friends icon Actor Charles “Bud”

Tingwell A.M and Australia’s leading film distributor Alan Finney O.A.M. Completing a course

in film making with LA producer and film educator line producer Dov Simens who launched

the careers of Quentin Tarantino, Chris Nolan and Guy Richie. He is a public speaker 

published author and advocate for childhood congenital heart disease CHD founding

The Shaun Miller Foundation in 2016.

   

Vice President Sales Pure Flix Sony Entertainment increased sales from $30 million

to $120 National Sales Manager Lions Gate Films National Sales Manager

First Look Studios National Key Accounts Sales Manager Artisan Entertainment

Regional Manager Hemdale Film Corporation Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Orion Pictures.

some of the projects include: THE TERMINATOR – PLATOON - ENCINO MAN

DO YOU BELIEVE - YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF - BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. 

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MARTIN DATTILO - VICE PRESIDENT
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Jeff Witjas Vice President
     APA Agency.       
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Bill Bromley President
Saban Films.
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TERENCE GUTHRIDGE - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / PRODUCER

Terrence Guthridge is an Award winning film and television producer. He is an honour's graduate of both the prestgeous University of Melbourne and Monash University.
He has also obtained a Master's Degree from Bath University in the UK and Juris Doctor Bachelor of Law from the University of Melbourne where he was awarded the prize
of Intellectual Property. He is judged to be one of the top ten Barristers in Australia
and is an entertainment film lawyer. He has worked with many celebrities and represents

the Earl of Loudoun. Prior to coming to the law Terrence Guthridge was a film and television
producer for over twenty years.

ANTONY I GINNANE - PRODUCER
Antony has produced or executive produced 72 feature films, miniseries and TV series over 51 years including award winning classics like ‘Patrick’, ‘The Lighthorsemen’, ‘Screamers’ and ‘Last Dance’ along with the TV series ‘Pulse’ for ABC-TV. His production company F G Films completed the feature film ‘Never Too Late’ starring James Cromwell and Jacki Weaver in 2020. His completed thriller ‘The Girl At The Window’ with Radha Mitchell and Ella Newton premieres at Cannes 2022. He was President of SPAA from 2008 - 2011.
Currently Cameron and Antony are working on Awesome Ride
the New York award winning book by Shaun Miller.
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Faith Martin is a Casting Director at Faith Martin Casting, known for casting Australian films such as; Strictly Ballroom, The Sum of Us, The Crossing, Gabriel, Healing. Australian TV series such as; Blue Heelers, Water Rats,

First season of Sea Patrol, A Dangerous Life for HBO and International credits including; Spartacus, Ash vs Evil Dead, Legend of the Seeker, Rectify,

Black Sails. Faith was also a talent agent for many years and founded

the powerhouse talent agency Shanahans and a Member of the C.G.A

Casting Guild Australia currently casting AWESOME RIDE the motion picture.

FAITH MARTIN - CASTING DIRECTOR

ROGER ROTHFIELD - Verdict Attorney KCL Law
 

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Roger has an extensive commercial practice based on a range
of transactional work, in particular the areas of mergers and acquisitions and is regularly called upon to document and advise on commercial arrangements involving Australian and overseas clients.
His client base covers a wide range of areas including manufacturing, retail and service industries. He
 has an extensive practice
in the entertainment area and in this role he represents a large

range of participants in the film, television and music industry's,
including a number of Australia’s leading concert promoters
and film distributors. For many years he has acted for a variety
of both overseas and Australian artists, working with them to resolve
a range of both legal and commercial projects. Additionally hands on experience, having acted as executive producer both in respect
to television and feature films, being involved in the planning
and execution of live music and theatrical productions.

 Roger has enjoyed a long history with Verdict Film Group.
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NICOLE LIDDICOAT - HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
Our emphasis is developing young and undiscovered artists our mission
is to provide guidance and support to our clients as they navigate the entertainment industry and help them reach their full potential as artists. By fostering creativity nurturing talent and
 discovering the next generation of performers.
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AMBER LIDDICOAT - DEVELOPMENT
Verdict is a boutique acting and entertainment management company
that invests in both experienced and emerging talent, with a strong emphasis on developing young and undiscovered artists.
Our mission is to provide guidance and support to our clients as they navigate the entertainment industry, and to help them reach their full potential as artists. By fostering creativity and nurturing talent,
we are dedicated to discovering the next generation of performers.
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