Anita Jacoby appointed as head of ITV Studios Australia

2013-08-10_0047Former Zapruder’s Other Films executive Anita Jacoby has been appointed as the new managing director of ITV Studios Australia replacing outgoing MD Leonie Lowe.

For Zapruders she was Head of Production and then Director of Programs at Zapruder’s other films, and created content for every major network including Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, Elders, AFP and The Gruen Transfer. She was formerly a Producer on 60 Minutes, Sunday and Witness and was recently one of three new part-time members to join media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

“I’m thrilled to be joining ITV Studios, one of the most innovative and creative production companies in the world. I look forward to working alongside Paul Buccieri and the talented ITV teams, both locally and internationally,” she said.

Paul Buccieri, Managing Director ITV Studios International and CEO and President ITV Studios America said: “Anita is both a talented creative and an extremely experienced producer. Her career spans almost all genres, a fantastic asset as we continue to grow our Australian business. ITV Studios Australia is a key element of our international operation and has an important part to play as we continue to progress building a strong international content business.

“I’m delighted Anita is joining us to lead the business into its next stage of growth. I’d also like to thank Leonie Lowe for her years of dedication and expertise in leading and building the business so far and wish her all the very best in her future endeavours.“

ITV Australia, formerly known as Granada Australia, has produced such titles as Come Dine With Me Australia, Please Marry My Boy, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, River Cottage Australia and Paddock to Plate.

Jacoby begins on September 30th.

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