Since graduating from the VCA School of Film and Television in 1996, Clea has worked as a director’s assistant, script coordinator, script editor, screenwriter and development executive as well as the short film coordinator for the Melbourne International Film Festival. She spent over a decade in LA working in development, including as a creative executive for Script Pipeline as well as a script analyst for producers, directors, production companies and international screenplay competitions. In 2008, Clea became the Executive Director of The CineStory Foundation, where she was responsible for running the organisation’s programs, retreats, workshops and annual fellowship.
In 2013, Clea joined Film Victoria as Manager, Script Development. With more than 15 years in development, Clea has read over 3000 screenplays and worked with hundreds of writers. She is also the writer, director and producer of short films and web series and has worked as a writer-for-hire on features, shorts and online content.