Producer Imogen Banks will head up a new drama division within Endemol Shine Australia, to be known as Endemol Shine Banks.
Banks has worked closely with renowned producer John Edwards who announced late last year he was setting up his own production company following the merger of the two media groups.
She has co-created and produced such titles as Tangle, Party Tricks, Offspring and Puberty Blues and produced Paper Giants, Gallipoli, Dangerous and The Beautiful Lie.
CEO Carl Fennessy said: “Imogen is one of the finest drama producers in the industry. She brings with her a wealth of experience, passion and a proven track record as a creator and producer of hit series. We’re delighted she’s committed her future to ESA where she’ll lead and inspire the next generation of scripted producers.”
“It’s an exciting time to be making drama and I’m thrilled to be in business with Mark and Carl,” Banks said. “Their drive and skill are second to none and I fully intend to harness that force. I love what I do and am looking forward to creating new projects with my much valued, long-term collaborators, and developing an environment in which emerging writers and producers can thrive.”
She is currently in pre production on season 6 of Offspring.
Endemol Shine Australia also has other drama projects operating separately to the ESB division.