Foxtel Head of Drama steps down

EXCLUSIVE: Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win is stepping down from a full time position but will continue in a consultancy role.

Win (pictured top left)  joined the company as Programme Promotions Manager in 1996, before a five year stint as programmer at TV3 & TV4 in New Zealand and rejoined Foxtel in 2003. She has held the positions of Channel Manager with Foxtel Networks and was appointed as Commissioning Editor for Drama in 2012 and then to Head Of Drama in 2014.

Dramas under her watch have included Wentworth, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Secret City, A Place to Call Home, Fighting Season, Devil’s Playground, Deadline Gallipoli, and The Kettering Incident. Upcoming commissions include Lambs of God, Upright and The End.

“The achievements under Penny are impressive,” said Executive Director of television Brian Walsh.

“Under her direction, Foxtel’s drama series have been recognised by the Australian creative community and industry professionals to great acclaim and won numerous accolades for achievement in excellence. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Penny for her enormous contribution and more broadly, for her invaluable participation in furthering the creation of unique Australian stories for television. Penny will continue to play a key role in Foxtel’s local production plans, specifically as our Drama Consultant on signature series, Wentworth.

“Penny’s associates in our Drama Department, Carly Heaton and Lana Greenhalgh, will now report direct into Ross Crowley.”

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