RBT moves to South Australia as Screentime opens Adelaide office
Prdn. company opening office outside Sydney for the first time in its 22 year history.
Observational series RBT is relocating from NSW to South Australia with Screentime to formally open its Adelaide office in July.
Screentime SA will be headed up by accomplished series producer and director Colin Thrupp, working with executive producer Basia Bonkowski.
This is the first time Screentime has opened an office outside Sydney in its 22-year history. In addition to Pine Gap currently in production, SA has been home to ANZAC Girls and 2 seasons of Wolf Creek. Screentime SA is looking to attract, develop and produce content in South Australia, bolstered by the SAFC and independent facilities.
Screentime Executive Chairman Bob Campbell said, “The establishment of Screentime SA will see us working with the South Australian creative community to continue to build our production slate in the State. ANZAC Girls and two seasons of Wolf Creek – as well as our current productions Pine Gap and RBT – strongly illustrate our commitment to production in South Australia which will be further enhanced by this initiative with the South Australian Film Corporation.”
South Australian Film Corporation CEO Courtney Gibson said, “Attracting Screentime to open an office in the State is all about maximising opportunities for South Australian creatives and crews, not just in drama but also in non-scripted production. Screentime is one of Australia’s leading forces in non-scripted and its fantastic having someone with Colin’s peerless credentials driving the development of production with the local sector via Screentime SA.”
Nine Head of Content Production and Development Adrian Swift: “Our audience love RBT – the diligence and patience of the police and the extraordinary stories they hear from drivers up to no good on our roads. We’re thrilled to be going to South Australia to discover a new police force and a lot of new stories as they keep our roads safe and disastrous drivers under control. We congratulate Screentime on the move and thank SA Police and the SAFC for their support of the production.”
Screentime and Matchbox Pictures are opening offices in Adelaide under a two-year funding allocation from the Arts South Australia-funded South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) under the Television Company Partnership Initiative.