Film and TV industry leader Tim McGahan wins Brisbane acclaim

BRISBANE-based film and television industry leader Tim McGahan – an acclaimed member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS ) – has won the Channel 7 Award for Business Person of the Year at the 13th annual Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the managing director of Blacklab Group had spent more than two decades building a brand that is internationally recognised for producing feature films, television series, commercials and digital content.

“Tim McGahan has carved out a multifaceted career producing high-end film and television content, including two international and award-winning feature films Predestination and Winchester,” Cr Quirk said. 

“Tim has made an outstanding contribution to the industry. He was the youngest ever cinematographer accredited by the Australian Cinematographers Society, and is passionate about mentoring new talent.

“Working across all arms of the Newstead-based Blacklab Group, from creative development through to financing, production, delivery and exhibition of projects, Tim exemplifies the dedication, excellence and leadership that we look for in a Business Person of the Year.”

Mr McGahan said it was a great honour to be recognised as Business Person of the Year at this year's Lord Mayor's Business Awards.  

“Each year these awards highlight the incredible talent and diverse range of businesses within our city,” Mr McGahan said.

“I am proud to call Brisbane home and even more proud that we have been able to create a successful creative business based in Brisbane that creates and owns intellectual property and produces world class film and television watched by people all over the globe,” he said.

The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are staged by the city’s economic development board Brisbane Marketing, with the 2018 winners announced at a dinner at Brisbane City Hall on October 19.


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