She will co-host a new weekly program, SCREEN, with respected actor / director / producer / journalist Graeme Blundell.
SCREEN is described as a panel show covering movies, television and online with guests and special interviews.
On Masterpiece, she will also present a weekly movie of her choice each Wednesday from 8.30pm March 4th.
“I look forward to joining Foxtel and am thrilled to share my passion for film with viewers and movie fans all around the country. While movies are my first love, I am also genuinely excited to be working with Graeme and getting my teeth into the exciting television and online environment which is so diverse, popular and ever changing,” she said.
Graeme Blundell, who currently writes Television for The Australian newspaper, also joins the Foxtel Arts channel in addition to his hosting duties on Masterpiece and FOX Classics channels.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel Executive Director of Television said, “We are delighted that Margaret has found her new home at Foxtel. As Australia’s most revered film critic, Margaret is the perfect fit for our Foxtel Movies Masterpiece and Foxtel Arts channel, where she will continue to deliver her enthusiasm for film to our arts and entertainment audience.”
“As the first local commission on Foxtel’s new Arts channel, SCREEN will see the partnership of Margaret with legendary television critic Graeme Blundell and together, they will create new magic for Foxtel viewers.”
Foxtel Arts replaces STUDIO with content including opera and ballet productions, theatre, dance, cabaret, classical and contemporary performance, documentary, cinema, literature, music, visual art, artists and the history of ideas and techniques from which art is created.
It will launch in late March.