Producer / writer Amanda Higgs, has been appointed as a Creative Producer to Matchbox Pictures.
Higgs, who was Script Editor of The Slap, was creator / producer of The Time of Our Lives and The Secret Life of Us. She was also executive producer on Bed of Roses, The Librarians, The Cut, East of Everything and Dirt Game. She was also Consultant EP for FOX8 on SLiDE.
At the ABC, she was Acting Head of Drama and Commissioning Editor.
Chris Oliver-Taylor, Managing Director of Matchbox Pictures, said: “Matchbox prides itself on working with the best creative talent in Australia, and we are thrilled that Amanda has agreed to join us. Amanda’s track record is formidable, and combining her talents with those of Tony Ayres, Penny Chapman, Debbie Lee and our entire Scripted team, will allow us to create and showcase even more amazing stories for Australian and International audiences to enjoy.”
Amanda Higgs said: “I am delighted to be joining Matchbox at such an exciting time. The talent at the company is first rate, as is the calibre and diversity of their scripted content. I cannot wait to work alongside such industry luminaries as Tony and Penny.”
Michael Edelstein, President NBCUniversal International Studios, said: “Amanda is a passionate storyteller and talented producer. We are delighted that she is joining Matchbox and the NBCU International Studios scripted team. Matchbox is very highly regarded amongst the Australian production community, and with the addition of Amanda, we are continuing to attract and support the best creative minds working in Australian television.”
Higgs is currently the Producer of Matchbox’s new Drama series Barracuda coming in 2016.