Foxtel exec appointed as new Head of Non-Scripted Content at ABC

Foxtel’s Head of Production and Development Josie Mason-Campbell has been appointed Head of Non-Scripted Production at ABC, filling the role vacated by Brendan Dahill.

She will be responsible for ABC TV’s Factual, Entertainment, Arts and Events slates.

Mason-Campbell joined Foxtel in 2013 overseeing productions such as Gogglebox, The Great Australian Bake Off and Coast Australia along with the upcoming Unchartered with Sam Neill, Local Justice, The Archibald and Gene-Pool Productions, Lawless.

ABC Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie said: “Josie is a natural creative leader, who has thrived in the industry. We are looking forward to her helping the ABC create more great Australian shows that resonate with a broad audience.”

Director of TV Richard Finlayson said: “Josie’s experience in managing a network portfolio as well as deep, hands-on production skills will equip her well for helping shape the ABC slate for the future.”

Josie Mason-Campbell said: “For me the ABC is, and has always been, an essential part of Australian life, providing a brave, bold yet strangely comforting stage on which to tell our stories. I am honoured Michelle and Richard have given me the opportunity to join them and play a pivotal role in shaping its creative output.

“I look forward to collaborating with our innovative independent production sector as well as the ABC’s talented internal team to make quality, diverse and engaging television for all Australians.”

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