Rosemary Blight

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Rosemary Blight
OccupationFilm producer
Alma materMacquarie University
Notable worksThe Sapphires
The Tree
SpouseBen Grant

Rosemary Blight is an Australian film producer, credited with films such as The Sapphires (world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and AACTA Award for Best Film),[1] The Tree (closed the 2010 Cannes Film Festival), and Clubland (featured at the Sundance Film Festival).[2] Her television work includes the Lockie Leonard series. She has been principal partner and company director with Goalpost Pictures since 1992,[3] and a board member of Screen Australia since 2013.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Blight has a degree in communications from Macquarie University.[3]


Blight began her career working for record companies and producing music videos.[6] Her first film was Kay Pavlou's short The Killing of Angelo Tsakos, which led to her securing a job with independent producer John Maynard.[6] Blight founded RB Films in 1991 with partner Ben Grant.[6]

RB Films became Goalpost Pictures in 2008. Its four principals are Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne and Cass O'Connor.[7] Goalpost Pictures was named Media Super Production Business of the Year at the annual Screen Producers Australia Awards.[8] Goalpost Pictures has an alliance with Goalpost Film in the UK, the international sales company run by Tristan Whalley.[3]

As of 2015 Blight sits on the Board of Screen Australia.[9][10]

In July 2021 Blight, along with actor and filmmaker Wayne Blair and Australian producers Darren Dale and Kylie du Fresne, were invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[11]

Notable films[edit]


Her films include the following:

Film Release date Director Cast
I Am Woman 2019 Unjoo Moon Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald, Evan Peters
Top End Wedding 2019 Wayne Blair Gwilym Lee, Kerry Fox and Miranda Tapsell
Holding the Man 2015 Neil Armfield Sarah Snook, Guy Pearce, Anthony LaPaglia
Felony[3] 2013 Matthew Saville Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson
The Sapphires 2012 Wayne Blair Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Chris O'Dowd
Panic at Rock Island (TV movie) 2011 Tony Tilse Grant Bowler, Zoe Cramond, Eli Kent
The Tree 2011 Julie Bertuccelli Charlotte Gainsbourg
Closed for Winter 2009 James Bogle Natalie Imbruglia
Scorched 2008 Tony Tilse Cameron Daddo, Rachael Carpani, Georgie Parker
The Eternity Man 2008 Julien Temple Grant Doyle, Christa Hughes, Lara Mulcahy
Introducing the Dwights
(aka) Clubland
2007 Cherie Nowlan Khan Chittenden, Emma Booth, Richard Wilson
Stepfather of the Bride (TV movie) 2006 Roger Hodgman Alex Dimitriades, Leon Ford, Lucy Taylor
Small Claims: The Reunion (TV movie) 2006 Tony Tilse Claudia Karvan, Rebecca Gibney, Lisa Chappell
Small Claims: White Wedding (TV movie) 2005 Cherie Nowlan Claudia Karvan, Rebecca Gibney, Lisa Chappell
Small Claims (TV movie) 2004 Cherie Nowlan Claudia Karvan, Rebecca Gibney, Robert Mammone
Go Big 2004 Tony Tilse Justine Clarke, Tom Long, Alex Dimitriades
Fresh Air 1999 Neil Mansfield Marin Mimica, Nadine Garner, Bridie Carter
In the Winter Dark 1998 James Bogle Brenda Blethyn, Ray Barrett, Richard Roxburgh
Mary 1994 Kay Pavlou Lucy Bell

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2nd AACTA Awards Winners & Nominees. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Sundance blasts off with Clubland and Noise selection". Screen Australia. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f LinkedIn Rosemary Blight. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. ^ Pfeiffer, Oliver (1 August 2013). "Felony: Rosemary Blight interview". SBS News. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ Screen Australia Board Member - Ms Rosemary Blight. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b c George, Sandy (1 October 2014). "Rosemary Blight, Goalpost Pictures". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  7. ^ AFTRS video Rosemary Blight. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  8. ^ a b Bodey, Michael (20 November 2013). "The Sapphires producer, Goalpost Pictures, takes top SPA award". The Australian. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  9. ^ a b Screen Producers Australia Rosemary Blight. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  10. ^ Screen Australia New Screen Australia Board appointments. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Wayne Blair, Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne, Darren Dale among Aussies invited to join Academy". IF Magazine. 2 July 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  12. ^ (13 March 2009) Eternity Man up for Swiss award. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  13. ^ Knox, David (6 May 2009). "ABC's Eternity Man wins international award". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  14. ^ ABC Media Goalpost Pictures Australia and ABC TV celebrate Rose d’Or win for The Eternity Man. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  15. ^ Sundance Institute Clubland (Introducing the Dwights). Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  16. ^ Maddox, Garry (24 January 2007). "Aussie movie hits jackpot at Sundance". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  17. ^ Pond, Steve (29 April 2010). "'The Tree' to Close Cannes Festival". The Wrap. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  18. ^ Bunbury, Stephanie (21 May 2010). "Go fig-ure: how the French found a strong, silent type for lead role". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  19. ^ (25 May 2010) Standing ovation for The Tree in Cannes. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

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