Tag Archive: Screentime

  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. TVNZ Picks Up Eat Well for Less from Screentime New Zealand

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    TVNZ today confirms the commission of Eat Well for Less from Screentime New Zealand, a Banijay Group company. The new series, based on the original UK format, will air on TVNZ and TVNZ Ondemand later this year.

     

    Eat Well for Less sees experts tour the country to show families how to spend less and eat better. In each episode, the resident specialists show a new family how to shop, cook and ultimately, eat for less. With the help of a nutritionist, they analyse the groceries the family buys and set a target for how much they could save. The hosts also suggest alternative weekly meals and new recipes for the family to try, and work on distancing them from the big, and often expensive, household brands.

     

    Devised and produced by RDF Productions (a Banijay Group company) in the UK, Eat Well for Less has enjoyed six seasons on BBC One with a seventh series on its way. The number one factual programme in its slot, its success has also led to hit local versions across France, Spain, Denmark, Australia and Poland. In every series, families discover how to save significant amounts of money on food and reduce their waste, without scrimping on quality or nutrition. By using simple tips, tricks, swaps and easy recipes, they can slash a weekly food budget.

     

    Philly de Lacey, Executive Producer comments: Eat Well for Less has been a firm favourite in the UK schedules for a number of years and has proven itself in a number of other territories internationally. A strong primetime format, with broad appeal, we are sure, with TVNZ, we have found the perfect home for it in New Zealand.”

     

    Eat Well for Less New Zealand will be executive produced by Screentime’s Philly de Lacey and Tina McLaren. It was commissioned by TVNZ’s Tony Manson. All rights for the Eat Well for Less brand are held by Banijay Rights.

     

  3. Give in to Temptation!

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    Channel Seven today announced it will reboot one of the most sizzling reality shows in television history: TEMPTATION ISLAND.

     

    TEMPTATION ISLAND follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationships, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives – or go their separate ways.

     

    Together, the couples travel to an island paradise where they live the “single life”, housed separately with a bunch of sexy singles who try to tempt them away from their relationships. In the end, will the couples leave together? Will they leave with one of the island’s “tempters”? Or will they break up and go home alone?

     

    Seven’s Director of Network Programming Angus Ross said: “From risque parties to romantic adventures, Temptation Island is the ultimate test of faithfulness.

     

    “It’s a fascinating exploration of the familiar vs the fantasy relationship. Most of us have an ideal mate in mind and Temptation Island actually allows participants to meet that person and compare it with their present relationship. It then asks the question, will they stay or stray?”

     

    The recent return of TEMPTATION ISLAND in the US after 15 years saw a 92% above slot average for the 18-49 female demo on the USA Network. The series was recommissioned after just three episodes. The record-breaking season finale attracting 1.7m viewers, 68% above slot average.

     

    TEMPTATION ISLAND is a Banijay Studios / Screentime format. The original Australian series aired on Seven in 2002. The reboot will be produced by Seven Studios. Matt Apps is Executive Producer.

     

    Casting is now open to couples at a crossroad in their relationship, willing to put their love to the ultimate test. Tempted? Go to www.temptationisland.com.au now!