Building a screen partnership: the bond at the heart of Lingo Pictures

Right now, robust companies are vital. Starting with Lingo Pictures, we are holding a series of discussions with the creators of great screen companies.

‘As a small production company starting from scratch in the Australian industry, if we can’t make it work, then I don’t think anybody can. Good luck to anybody else because we had the contacts, we had the experience, and we were going to try and start this company from nothing.’

Jason Stephens is talking to Screenhub on Zoom with business partner Helen Bowden. They are reflecting on Lingo Pictures five years ago, when it was just an idea. I want to know how they developed their relationship because they run one of the Australian production companies which are succeeding against all the odds. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.