Independent production company WTFN (Bondi Vet, Keeping up with the Joneses, Mercurio’s Menu, Coxy’s Big Break) has announced new appointments.
Producer Anne-Maree Sparkman, who joined WTFN at its inception, becomes Head of Production. Sparkman spent 25 years with the Nine Network before joining WTFN. She’s been the driving force behind many of the company’s programs including Bondi Vet.
“Bondi Vet has been a consistently strong performer for the TEN Network and is enjoying huge success for Animal Planet in the UK and Europe. That’s largely due to Anne-Maree’s passion as a producer and commitment to compelling story-telling,” said WTFN Managing Director, Daryl Talbot. “I am delighted that Anne-Maree has agreed to take on an expanded role with WTFN. She is a great leader inside the company and a person of impeccable integrity.”
Last year WTFN appointed former SBS exec Peter Newman as Head of Production and Development.
Factual Executive Producer, Paul Rudd, who was formerly Head of Factual at Freehand and an EP at Nine, will oversee TEN’s new lifestyle entertainment offering The Living Room.
“We were determined to recruit Paul to the WTFN team,” said Talbot. “A production the size of The Living Room needs a calm leader with vision, flair and a bloody good sense of humour. We’re looking forward to working with Paul to create a fresh and exciting program for TEN.”
WTFN also opens a new Los Angeles bureau, to be managed by Sara Morrow.