King, known for his roles in UK comedy Peep Show and Foxtel’s Spirited, moved to Australia with his family last month.
CJZ Managing Director & co-founder Nick Murray worked with King in the 1990s when he was living in Australia as a comedy writer.
“It’s great to be working with Matt again,” said Murray. “His skills on both sides of the camera will bring a unique perspective to our creative team and he will play a key role in our development and production projects. There are exciting times ahead in local production and real opportunities in Australian UK co-productions.”
King said: “I’m passionate about creating original ideas and have been very fortunate to have written, produced and performed in several successful TV and film projects over the past 15 years. I have also worked with some hugely creative people and credit those people who encouraged me when I was first starting out.
“Nick Murray was one of these people, so to have the opportunity to work alongside him and the team at CJZ is incredibly exciting. I look forward to developing new projects for both the local and international markets at a time when I feel Australian television is entering an exciting new era.”