Jo de Fina
Creative Producer Winner
In her role as founder and Executive Producer of The Otto Empire – a boutique production company which produces work throughout Australia and New Zealand – Jo works tirelessly for her clients, the production industry and most importantly, women’s roles within it.
The OTTO Empire was formed in 2009 after Jo realised there simply weren’t enough opportunities for women in the media and production landscape.
As one of the only production companies solely owned and run by a woman, her goal is to continue to provide a place for newcomers to the industry to learn, grow and gain experience, and to carry on fostering the careers of directors, creators and producers in advertising.
Having always had female directors on the roster, Jo continues to seek out and promote great talent, ensuring there is a platform for recognition and growth for women coming up through the industry.