Penny Win appointed Foxtel’s Head of Drama
Well-regarded Commissioning Editor of Drama at Foxtel is promoted to Head of Drama.
Since joining Foxtel in 2003 Win’s roles have included Group Channel Manager of FOX Classics and the W channel and Group Channel Manager of SoHo and showcase. She was previously a programmer at TV3 & TV4 in New Zealand.
Her commissions have included Spirited, Devil’s Playground, Deadline Gallipoli, and The Kettering Incident, while she has overseen the development of Wentworth, now sold to more than 80 international territories and adapted in Germany and Holland.
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said “Penny Win’s promotion to the key position of Head of Drama is a resounding endorsement of her skill and commitment to providing our subscribers with unique and distinctive Australian stories.
“Foxtel’s upcoming drama slate has never been stronger, and this new role for Penny sees her responsible for expanding the portfolio of home grown dramas to complement our international drama supply, particularly our exclusive partnerships with HBO and BBC.”
Ms Win said, “I am honoured to take on this new role and will continue to collaborate with the passionate and inspiring local production community to identify and develop great Australian stories for Foxtel subscribers.”