FremantleMedia Australia has announced a new addition to their executive production team, UK television executive Marion Farrelly, after citing an increase in its production output.
Farrelly was most recently the Entertainment Executive with UK producers Princess Television, Shine’s UK production company. Prior to this Farrelly was the Executive Editor of Format Entertainment with the BBC, and the Executive Producer of It Takes Two and Step Up To The Plate. She also has extensive experience as a Development Producer, primarily with the BBC.
She previously worked with Southern Star Endemol on seasons 4, 5 and 6 of Autralia’s Big Brother plus other projects.
At FMA Farrelly will share a title of Director of Television Content with Cathie Scott, overseeing Australia’s Got Talent, The X Factor, The Farmer Wants A Wife, MasterChef, Grand Designs Australia and Project Runway. Scott and Farrelly will both support Director of Programming, Tim Clucas.
Clucas said, “A television executive with Marion’s experience, both in a broad range of genres as well as numerous territories, is rare. FremantleMedia Australia consider ourselves very fortunate to have secured Marion to help maintain and grow our diverse production slate.”