Screentime chairman retires

Bob Campbell retires after 23 years with prdn. co.behind Underbelly, Anh’s Brush With Fame.

Screentime’s Executive Chairman Bob Campbell (pictured above) has retired after 23 years with the company.

Screentime, now a Banijay company, was established in 1996 by Campbell and Des Monaghan, producing the Underbelly franchise, the world’s first music reality competition Popstars, and more recently Anh’s Brush With Fame, Hughesy We Have A Problem, Pine Gap, Anzac Girls, Cloudstreet, Janet King, Playing For Keeps, RBT as well as the upcoming Informer 3838. Rory Callaghan joined in 2015 as CEO.

Bob Campbell said: “Screentime has exceeded all the expectations Des and I had for it 23 years ago when we set it up. It has been built on the hard work and creativity of a lot of people, as well as great partnerships with our shareholders. Under Rory’s leadership, I have every confidence of Screentime’s continued success.”

Meanwhile Executive Producer Johnny Lowry (pictured above) has been promoted to Head of Non-Scripted for Screentime.

Lowry has overseen Anh’s Brush With Fame, Hughesy We Have A Problem, Trial By Kyle, The Driving Test, Orange Is The New Brown and the upcoming SAS Who Dares Wins.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Screentime Banijay over the last 4 years and I look forward to further contributing to its ongoing success,” he said.

SPA’s CEO Matthew Deaner said, “Since co-founding Screentime with Des Monaghan 23 years ago, Bob has been the driving force behind many of Australia’s most renowned dramas, including the Underbelly franchise, Pine Gap, Wolf Creek, Cloudstreet, Janet King and ANZAC Girls, as well as light entertainment staples RBT, Hughesy, We Have a Problem, The Secret Life of Four Year Olds and Anh’s Brush with Fame – the latter which walked away a SPA Award winner two years running in 2017 and 2018.”

He added, “We wish Bob well as he enters this next stage of his life and look forward to continuing to work with Screentime as it enters a new frontier.”

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