Screentime’s Head of Drama Greg Haddrick has departed to establish his own production entity Rainfall Creations.
Haddrick, who has been with Screentime for 17 years, is best known for Underbelly, Cloudstreet, ANZAC Girls, Janet King and the upcoming Pine Gap, currently filming in Adelaide (he continues as exec producer / showrunner). He also produced both seasons of Wolf Creek.
A statement today indicates he stepped down from his role in January and will now look to creating work for a global audience.
“After 17 wonderful years at Screentime, I am looking forward to continuing to create compelling original stories across all mediums of production, including feature films,” said Haddrick.
Screentime Executive Chairman Bob Campbell said: “Greg leaves his position as Head of Drama after 17 years having made a mighty contribution to Screentime’s scripted slate. He goes with our best wishes for Rainfall Creations and the certainty that we will be working with him again, hopefully on subsequent seasons of Pine Gap amongst others.”
Screentime is yet to announce a new Head of Drama.
Underbelly, cloudstreet, ANZAC Girls and Janet King, Haddrick has been responsible for numerous benchmark and multi award winning productions. Nominated for an International Emmy, Haddrick is the recipient of seven AWGIE Awards for his screenwriting and three AFI/AACTA Awards for producing/showrunning some of Australia’s most celebrated dramas. Notably the writer of the first five episodes of Home and Away, Haddrick’s early credits include writing, script editing and script producing on Sons and Daughters, Elly & Jools and Mirror, Mirror as well as writing for The Flying Doctors, E-Street, GP and Blue Heelers.
Haddrick joined Screentime as Head of Drama in 2001 following the success of My Husband My Killer, for which he wrote the screenplay. He then created, co-wrote and script-produced three series of MDA, produced The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, executive-produced Jessica, produced and script-edited False Witness, and wrote and produced both The Society Murders and The Informant. Also during his tenure, Haddrick secured the commission of and produced the now-legendary first series of Underbelly (with Brenda Pam), writing episodes 4, 6 and 10. He also produced Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities in addition to writing episode 8, executive produced Underbelly: The Golden Mile writing episodes 3 and 13, and produced and script-edited the critically acclaimed miniseries Tim Winton’s cloudstreet (with Brenda Pam). Haddrick executive produced the three Underbelly Files telemovies, as well as Underbelly: Razor, Underbelly: Badness, Underbelly: Squizzy and Fat Tony & Co. He also executive produced and co-wrote both Crownies and Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms.
More recently Haddrick executive produced both series of the television special event Wolf Creek, the celebrated miniseries ANZAC Girls and executive produced three seasons of Janet King – writing numerous episodes, as well as continuing in his capacity as executive producer/showrunner of Pine Gap.