Producer Pam Barnes to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran Australian producer Pam Barnes is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Screen Producers Australia.

Barnes, currently executive producer on Family Feud, will be honoured by peers at the Screen Producers Awards next week in Melbourne, as part of the annual Screen Forever conference.

Across almost 50 years Barnes has worked with some of TV’s biggest names including Daryl Somers, Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton, and Don Lane, while her extensive credits include In Melbourne Tonight, The Don Lane Show, Sale of the Century, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, The X Factor, Bert’s Family Feud, The Circle and Australia’s Got Talent.

“Pam’s illustrious career in television has seen her involved in some of Australia’s most beloved programs. Screen Producers Australia is honoured to name Pam as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient to recognise her outstanding contribution to the Australian television industry”, said CEO Matt Deaner.

SPA has also announced finalists for the Production Business of the Year award:

Ambience Entertainment
Matchbox Pictures
Playmaker Media
Sticky Pictures


  1. Pam Barnes is an industry legend. She is amazing person to work with. Calm, funny, never shouts (ever) and an absolute delight. This award is so well deserved.

  2. She’s a star, one of FremantleMedia’s best since leaving Ten’s The Circle (which she made a great and really competitive morning show in 2010/2011).

    Everyone I’ve seen speak of her, only praises her (Gorgi Coghlan, Grant Denyer)

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