Based in Sydney, Australia, Top Techs provides diary management services to some of Australia’s most talented freelancers in the screen and content industry.

Our crew are supported by our team of booking agents who have extensive industry networks and expertise along with a well-established reputation across the sector.

Working with a state-of-the-art diary and booking system, we respond quickly to availability enquiries with a selection of potential technicians, offering production companies choice and confidence when booking crew. 

At Top Techs we take pride in providing a consistently efficient and supportive service ensuring both crew and production companies achieve their goals.


Liz Hynard

Originally from the UK and having worked in the film industry in 1970s London, Liz realised there was a need for a centralised crew booking system and established the first diary service there.

Later settling in Australia, and after several years of doing production, Liz then went on to establish a new crew booking service in Sydney and has been pretty much involved in booking crew ever since. Liz is well loved and regarded throughout the film industry for her professionalism, kind-hearted nature and witty sense of humour.

She enjoys getting to know her talented roster of freelancers and production crews, finding opportunities to support, enrich and foster their careers.

Karen Watson

Karen partnered with Liz at Top Techs in 2015, and together, they have built Top Techs into one of the leading diary services in Australia. With an extensive freelance career spanning over 35 years as a multi-platform producer, Karen brings unparalleled film industry knowledge to the business.

Her lived understanding of the challenges and demands of freelancing has helped foster strong relationships and friendships with all the crew on the books.

Karen’s personalised and empathetic approach when mentoring the crew, giving up-to-date, relevant professional guidance, leaves crew feeling supported.