SPA is sad to hear of the passing of Linda Klejus over the Easter weekend, the prominent drama and feature film producer and production executive. A mainstay of the Victorian and national industry for many years, Linda also worked as Investment Manager at the FFC (Screen Australia), as Head of Drama for Granada (AUS) and in executive roles for a number of broadcasters and major production houses.
While known for many outstanding productions, including Chris Hemsworth’s first role in The Coast, the defining project of Linda’s career as a producer was the adaptation of the teen novel Conspiracy 365 into a ground-breaking multimedia/interactive viewer experience. Conspiracy 365 broke new ground and was a watershed for quality Australian teen drama and multi-platform production. Linda also served with distinction as a SPA Drama Councillor between 2013-15.
The SPA Executive, Council and membership sends their condolences to Linda’s family and many friends throughout the local industry.