Launched in 1995, Screentime is a leading producer of blue-chip drama and factual content.
Founders Bob Campbell and Des Monaghan are among the most highly respected television executives in the country. Prior to launching Screentime, Bob served as Managing Director and CEO of the Seven Network from 1987, while Des served as Director of Programmes and Production for Television New Zealand and founded South Pacific Pictures.
Screentime is best known as the creator of Popstars, the world’s first music reality competition. The format began its life in 1999 and has since become a worldwide phenomenon. With adaptations in over 50 countries it is one of the most successful TV franchises of all time.
Screentime’s catalogue now boasts more than over 40 productions, including six seasons of the highly acclaimed Underbelly franchise, the television adaptation of seminal Australian novel Cloudstreet, Brothers in Arms, A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne and Crownies. Top factual productions include five seasons of RBT, Village Vets, and Outback Coroner.
Rory Callaghan joined Screentime Group in 2015 as CEO. Rory previously held the title of Executive Director at Shine Australia, and Chief Executive Officer at Southern Star. As CEO of Southern Star, Callaghan oversaw major growth in Southern Star’s drama output and consolidated Southern Stars’ non-scripted output with the continued success of Deal Or No Deal, and reality franchises Beauty and the Geek and Undercover Boss. Formerly Director of Programs at Endemol Southern Star (ESS), he was later promoted to Managing Director of ESS and was made CEO when Endemol acquired 100% of the independent production company in 2009. Prior to Southern Star, Rory was Managing Director of Granada Productions, the local arm of ITV. There he brought Dancing With The Stars to Australia and developed a varied slate of formats. Prior to that he spent 10 years at the Nine Network producing programmes.
Bob Campbell has spent his career working in the media. Having held senior management positions with the Network TEN he was appointed Managing Director and CEO of the Seven Network in 1987, a position he held until 1995. Forming Screentime in 1996 with Des Monaghan, the television production company is a member of the Banijay Group and has operations in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. With productions in all genres including telemovies, mini-series, long form drama, comedy, serial drama and infotainment/reality, Screentime also produces formats which are owned by the group in over 40 countries.