Bob Campbell


Netflix & ABC conspire to create thriller

Netflix and Australian pubcaster the ABC are once again working together, this time on a short-run political conspiracy drama. The pair has commissioned Banijay Group-owned Screentime to produce the six-part Pine Gap, with Greg Haddrick attached as showrunner. Netflix will take exclusive worldwide SVOD rights, with the ABC taking Australia. The South Australian Film Corporation […]

Irish Screentime exits Banijay fold

Banijay Group’s Screentime ShinAwiL has been sold back to the Irish prodco’s management. CEO Larry Bass has taken 100% control after a mutually-agreed share buyback. Further to that, the firm will revert to its original name, ShinAwiL. Banijay International will continue selling ShinAwiL programming internationally, with the prodco continuing to sell Banijay formats in Ireland. […]

Des Monaghan leaving Screentime

Des Monaghan is leaving Screentime, the Australian production business he founded 18 years ago. Monaghan is a well known figure in the international TV business with numerous production credits including the Underbelly franchise. Screentime was acquired by Banijay in late 2012 and Monaghan will step down as executive director at the end of May. He […]

Screentime poaches ABC ents boss, promotes Steel

Banijay-owned Australian producer Screentime has poached ABC Television’s head of entertainment to become its new non-fiction boss. Jennifer Collins has resigned from her post and taken on the role of head of non-fiction at Screentime, which was recently commissioned by ABC to create three-hour factual series The Flying Miners (WT). Simultaneously, Screentime has promoted executive […]