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  1. Noel Mpofu Appointed COO Of Screentime

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    Noel Mpofu has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Screentime (a Banijay Group company), effective immediately.

    With extensive experience in finance in the media sector, Noel joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Previously Group Financial Controller at Southern Star Entertainment (now Endemol Shine Australia) he went on to establish his own agency specialising in television production royalty and residuals management, with clients including Screen Australia, SPA, AWG, as well as numerous production companies and networks.

    Noel Mpofu said: “I am thrilled to be stepping up within the Screentime management team at this exciting time. Screentime is well known locally for producing high-quality premium drama and nonscripted entertainment, and as we enter this exciting next phase as a significant global player under the Banijay banner, I look forward to being a part of the innovation of our premium content business.”

    Highly regarded creative Anthony Ellis joins Screentime as Head of Scripted working alongside Head of Production (Scripted) Kerrie Mainwaring. One of Australia’s most experienced script executives, throughout his career Ellis has been involved in some of our most iconic productions including writing the pilot, co-developing and script producing Always Greener for Channel Seven, before being appointed Network Script Executive at Channel Nine where he oversaw the scripting of numerous productions including McLeod’s Daughters and Stingers. He then returned to Channel Seven where he co-developed, wrote the pilot and script produced the hugely successful Packed To The Rafters. Appointed Head of Scripted Content at Fremantle Media in 2012, Ellis was instrumental in the scripting of the multi-award-winning Wentworth, supervised scripting on both Wonderland and the telemovie Mary: The Making of a Princess, as well as the acclaimed six-part drama Picnic at Hanging Rock.

    Upon the announcement Anthony Ellis said: “I am delighted to join Screentime and look forward to helping secure and build on its legacy of innovative, compelling and hugely popular drama.”

  2. Screentime Australia Secures Double Commission With Channel 10

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    Screentime Australia, a Banijay Group company, today confirms Channel 10 has picked up two of its formats – Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians and My 80-Year-Old Flatmate.  Showcased during Pilot Week, new titles form part of Channel Ten’s push to create content that generates conversation and appeals to the domestic audience.


    Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians is set to take audiences into a life of money, shopping, cars, events and glamour. Following six very ‘extra’ characters, the reality series will expose their navigation of life without a budget.


    In My 80-Year-Old Flatmate, cameras will follow elderly Australians offering cheaper rents to hard-up millennials in exchange for company and help around the house. Bringing together these two generations, the series highlights that despite generational differences, relationships can be formed, and both can learn from one another.


    Rory Callaghan, CEO, Screentime Australia comments: “Channel 10 serves as the perfect partner for Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians and My 80-Year-Old Flatmate. Both shows combine entertainment with insight and are guaranteed to have audiences hooked.”