From next week Collins will be responsible for the development and production slates for both scripted and unscripted programming, creating a consolidated strategy across genres.
Her primary focus will be to build depth to Fremantle’s offering and bring about collaborations with the best creatives in the business.
Collins was most recently head of non-fiction at Screentime and prior to this was ABC’s head of entertainment. She has overseen development and production for titles such as Stop Laughing, This Is Serious, Dirty Laundry Live and Adam Hills Tonight.
Chris Oliver-Taylor, CEO Australia & New Zealand, Fremantle, said: “I am thrilled that Jen is joining Fremantle, she will add significant creative depth that will complement our extraordinary team at Fremantle. As a professional and on a personal-level, I think she will bring enormous value to the business, both culturally and creatively”
Collins added: “I couldn’t be more excited to have this opportunity at Fremantle to work across both scripted and unscripted, and to again work with Chris. After an incredible five years at Screentime, I’m delighted to be joining Fremantle and I look forward to working with the very best creative talent to deliver quality content for Australian and international audiences.”