Screentime appoints new Chief Operating Officer, Head of Scripted.

Noel Mpofu appointed Chief Operating Officer, Anthony Ellis becomes Head of Scripted at Screentime.

Screentime has appointed Noel Mpofu has been appointed Chief Operating Officer effective immediately.

He joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Previously he was Group Financial Controller at Southern Star Entertainment and he went on to establish his own agency specialising in television production royalty and residuals management.

Noel Mpofu said: “I am thrilled to be stepping up within the Screentime management team at this exciting time. Screentime is well known locally for producing high-quality premium drama and non-scripted entertainment, and as we enter this exciting next phase as a significant global player under the Banijay banner, I look forward to being a part of the innovation of our premium content business.”

Screentime has also appointed writer Anthony Ellis as Head of Scripted working alongside Head of Production (Scripted) Kerrie Mainwaring.

One of Australia’s most experienced script executives, Ellis was previously Head of Scripted Content at Fremantle.

His credits include Stingers, McLeod’s Daughters, Stingers, Packed To The Rafters, Wentworth, Mary: The Making of a Princess, Picnic at Hanging Rock and Wonderland.

“I am delighted to join Screentime and look forward to helping secure and build on its legacy of innovative, compelling and hugely popular drama,” he said.

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