Who We Are.
NIXCo is a global arts and entertainment consultancy specialising in strategic public relations and marketing.
Led by company director Fiona Nix, the team at NIXCo are skilled and dedicated PR and marketing professionals that deliver strategic, results-driven communications solutions for a wide range of clients such as Australian and international film and TV creators, screen businesses and world-renowned cultural events.
Fiona Nix - Company Director
Fiona Nix has over 25 years’ experience in the entertainment and arts industry as a consultant, publicist and company director of NIXCo, which she established in 1998. She is a passionate supporter of the Australian film industry, devoting her time to providing strategic guidance to international and local film productions, emerging and established filmmakers, screen businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
Fiona is a committee member of The Natalie Miller Fellowship, a not-for-profit organisation that was established to recognise, nurture and inspire the next generation of female leaders in the Australian screen community and was on the Board of Directors of TROPFEST, the world’s largest short film festival.
Libby Rhys-Jones - Executive Director
With over 30 years' experience in marketing and film distribution, Libby has lead the marketing teams at Roadshow Films and, for the last 10 years, at Sony Pictures Releasing. She presently runs her own marketing and training consultancy, whilst holding the role of Executive Director at NIXCo.
Regarded as an executive that continues to look for ground-breaking concepts to break out from the pack, she is respected in Australia and internationally for her experience in reading the marketplace, knowing competition and working strategies to create break out campaigns. She has been responsible for the marketing and PR of some of the biggest box office successes in Australia, including local productions from Muriel's Wedding and Rabbit Proof Fence, to international blockbusters including re-launching the Bond film franchise with Daniel Craig, as well as break-out comedies, family favourites and even controversial films like The Passion of the Christ.
Libby has sat on many industry boards, including the NSW Film & Television office and is regularly requested to debate industry issues and share experience with media forums and film educational groups.
Harriet Dixon-Smith - Director of Communications & Business Affairs
Harriet Dixon-Smith is a communications professional with over 10 years’ experience in entertainment public relations in Australia and the United States. Previously, she worked for Roadshow Films, ID-PR, PMK*BNC, CBS Television and Hulu. She holds an M.A. in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Southern California.
Harriet has a passion for working on Australian film & TV and has been proud to contribute to the release of films such as The Australian Dream, 2040, Breath, Hotel Mumbai, Gurrumul, Jasper Jones, Red Dog: True Blue, The Daughter, Oddball, Snowtown and Animal Kingdom; and the unit publicity of productions such as The Dry, The Gloaming, Babyteeth, Diary of an Uber Driver and Operation Buffalo.
She's also managed publicity tours for some of the world's biggest stars including Channing Tatum for Magic Mike XXL, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell for The Hateful Eight, Chris Hemsworth for In the Heart of the Sea and Ben Mendelsohn for Una.
Rosie Braye - Senior Communications Manager
Specialising in marketing and communications, Rosie Braye is a film distribution professional with over 11 years of experience bringing engaging stories to Australian audiences. As Senior Communications Manager at NIXCo, she loves to engage creatively and professionally with multiple passions, including contemporary art, premium television content and quality cinema.
Previously, she held the roles at StudioCanal, Entertainment One, Transmission Films and Hopscotch Films, where she developed extensive experience and deep insight into the distribution business working on theatrical and home entertainment titles across marketing, publicity, sales, delivery, acquisitions, festivals and more.
Growing up in an artistic family, Rosie was inspired to begin her career at one of Australia's most prestigious commercial art galleries, working for Dr Gene Sherman at Sherman Galleries and then Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.
In 2018, Rosie co-founded independent film production company Wintergarden Pictures where she produced her first short film, Cherry Season, with the assistance of Create NSW and in association with SBS. Broadcast on SBS Viceland and SBS On Demand in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Sydney Mardi Gras, it has also screened at many domestic and international film festivals. Rosie is currently completing post-production on Season One of the comedy webseries, Ding Dong I’m Gay, produced with principal production investment from Screen Australia and financed with support from Screen NSW. The proof of concept has over 1.77 million views on YouTube.
Rosie served on the Dendy Short Film Awards and Film Advisory Panels for the Sydney Film Festival in 2013-2016 and as a judge for the ATOM Awards in 2014-2015.
Carly Cadogan - Communications Manager
Carly is a communications professional with more than seven years’ experience working in the entertainment industry both in Australia and London. She holds a Bachelor of Mass Communications.
Before returning to Australian soil, Carly served as Head of Press for Edinburgh International Film Festival and has worked across international consumer and corporate campaigns at the world’s leading film festivals including Berlinale, Cannes Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, London Film Festival and Dubai International Film Festival. Her publicity experience has seen her contribute to premieres and tours including Agnès Varda’s Visage Village, John Woo’s Manhunt, Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman, Ben Affleck starrer The Accountant, Netflix’s The Crown S1 and S2, Ron Howard’s The Beatles Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years and Oliver Stone’s Snowden, among many others.
Benita Woodley - Communications Coordinator
Benita is a recent communications graduate from the University of Newcastle Australia and a fresh face to the Australian film and entertainment industry.
During university, she majored in public relations and studied a wide spectrum of communication areas including media production, feature writing, multimedia publications and film theory. Her passion for film and storytelling lead her to the film industry and the opportunities that followed.
In 2019, Benita interned with NIXCo learning the ropes of the film industry and publicity. In 2020, she returned to join the team full time as a communication coordinator.
Previously she has written for The Invisible Farmer Project and collaborated with Graziher magazine for their ‘photo essay’.
Outside of her role as a communication coordinator, Benita’s love for the land and rural Australia is deeply apparent. As an amateur photography Benita documents rural life and the spirit of Australian farmers and families. You can find her work via Instagram @_girlbehindthecamera_
"Without question, the finest unit publicity team in Australia/New Zealand is NIXCo. They are a world class group; on Hacksaw Ridge NIXCo handled our publicity on a difficult movie and generated all the behind the scenes assets that were needed once it came time for release. I would hire them for any movie I make in that part of the world and even on ones I do closer to home."
- Bill Mechanic, CEO of Pandemonium Films and former chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment
"Fiona Nix is hands down my longest-standing and closest confidant in the Australia film industry, including in her critical role as Deputy Chair on the TROPFEST Board. Fiona is a true veteran who is known and admired by anyone and everyone working in film and TV. Her company NIXCo has been my PR agency of choice for almost 20 years. Fiona and her incredible team are as good as it gets."
- John Polson, Founder and Chairman of TROPFEST