Listed recently as one of the most influential women in the Arts in QWeekend Magazine, Courier Mail, Maxine has been a film/arts leader in Brisbane and internationally for 29 years. In 2007, Maxine was influential in establishing the Asia Pacific Screen Awards as Film Director, finishing after its 10th edition in mid-2017 to commence film producing in the region. Artistic Director of two international film festivals – Brisbane International Film Festival and Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Maxine also spent ten years in Exhibition/Distribution of quality art, foreign language film at Dendy Films/Cinemas finishing in 2007 as General Manager. Maxine was Artistic Advisor and Manager of touring exhibition FRAME: How Asia Pacific Feminist Filmmakers and Artists are Addressing Inequalities premiering during the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Sydney Film Festival, Berlinale - NATIVe program and Washington. She has moderated many Q&As with the world’s most influential film practitioners and participated on many international juries including the Berlin Int. Film Festival. A member of The Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers, the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema, Asia Producer’s Network and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, Maxine holds a degree in Film/TV– graduating with Distinction. Maxine was Associate Producer on Scene by Scene: Films and Filmmakers of Asia Pacific which aired globally on CNN International, producer of multi award-winning Indian feature documentary Death in the City, in development on Italian/Australian feature documentary China Was My Disco along with other titles through her company Sorry State of Mind Prods.