Writer /producer Louise Fox is joining the NBCU-owned Matchbox Pictures in a role that will see her working exclusively, both nationally and internationally, across a range of scripted projects.
Fox is currently developing a third season of her co-creation Glitch (pictured here with co-creator Tony Ayres) and is developing a pilot for Hulu in the US.
Acting Managing Director for Matchbox, Matt Vitins said: “Louise has been a close friend and collaborator with the company over a number of years, especially on Glitch, and we are thrilled to have her even closer on our projects. She will be an incredible asset to our scripted team.”
Debbie Lee, Director of Scripted at Matchbox said: “Louise is an incredible creative talent and we are really excited to have her work across our development slate and productions.”
Louise said: “Both Matchbox and NBCU are companies that have championed me and supported a range of fabulous and diverse practitioners for a long time. The quality of their work and their working relationships is a testament to that and I’m so thrilled I get to keep working with them more closely as we build on that”.
Louise began her television career as a core member of the writing team on comedy Fast Forward before moving on to adult drama, such as Always Greener, Fireflies, Rush. She was a core member of the writing team for multi-award winning series Love My Way. She spent two years working as a member of the team writing for Lucas Film on the Star Wars live action television series, was an executive consultant/writer on Camelot and wrote Episode 6 for the acclaimed ITV drama Broadchurch.
Most recently, Louise wrote on the high concept drama series The Kettering Incident, adapted the novel Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas for See-Saw pictures and co-created, wrote and was showrunner/producer on both Season 1 and Season 2 of Glitch for ABC/Netflix. Louise is already in development on Season 3 of Glitch and is working with NBCU on developing a pilot for HULU in the U.S.
Matchbox Pictures has a strong executive team including: Helen Panckhurst (Head of Production, Debbie Lee (Head of Scripted), Kylie Washington (Head of Unscripted) and Kate O’Connell (Director of Finance). Founders Tony Ayres, Penny Chapman, Helen Panckhurst and Michael McMahon are still actively involved in the business. Matchbox Pictures has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
Matchbox has been awarded the Screen Producers of Australia “Production Company of the Year” three times in the last six years (2011, 2015 & 2017).