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NBCU’s Matchbox hires Endemol Shine scripted exec

NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS)-owned Australian producer Matchbox Pictures has hired well-known exec Mimi Butler. She has hired in a role that will see her work across development and production at the prodco, which is behind scripted series such as The Slap (pictured) and Deadline Gallipoli. Butler will be based in Sydney and takes on a permanent post. She […]

ABC appoints new comedy chief

Australian public broadcaster ABC has appointed the co-creator and executive producer of controversial sitcom At Home With Julia as its new head of comedy. Rick Kalowski is currently local indie Quail TV’s creative director and is responsible for Julia, a 2011 ABC1 political satire that lampooned Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and also sold to […]