Matchbox Pictures signs producer Liz Watts

Producer behind Stateless will develop high-end television projects for Matchbox.

Matchbox Pictures has signed producer Liz Watts (Stateless, Fires) to an overall television deal to develop and produce high-end television projects.

Alastair McKinnon, Managing Director for Matchbox said: “Liz’s incredible skill set and wealth of experience across film and TV make her the perfect addition to the exceptional talent we have at Matchbox. She has already been such a great creative partner, so I can’t wait to see what more we can do together to truly realise our ambitions of creating universal content.”

Liz Watts added, “I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership and to be working closely with the team at Matchbox. We share a commitment to creating unique and compelling stories, which I’m looking forward to showcasing to Australian and International audiences.”

Watts served as Executive Producer on Matchbox’ hit series Stateless, which became the most awarded series in the history of the AACTAs. She is also currently serving as Executive Producer on upcoming ABC drama Fires. Co-created by Tony Ayres and Belinda Chayko, the six-part anthology series draws on the experiences of those affected by the megafires that devastated Australia.

Other TV and film credits include The Kettering Incident, The King, The True History of the Kelly Gang Animal Kingdom, and Cate Shortland’s Lore.

Watts’ feature development slate will remain outside of the deal.

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