BBC Studios ANZ appoints Head of Development & Content, Production.

Deb Spinocchia moves from Screentime to oversee shows for BBC Studios Australia & New Zealand.

BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand has appointed Deb Spinocchia as Head of Development and Content, Production.

She joins from Screentime Australia where she was Executive Producer of SAS Australia and The School That Tried to End Racism and was previously Executive Producer at Seven Studios where she oversaw productions including House Rules, Zumbo’s Just Desserts, First Dates and Back with the Ex. She was previously with Southern Star Entertainment, Endemol Shine, Fremantle Media, SBS and ABC.

Kylie Washington, GM and Creative Director, Production BBC Studios ANZ, said: “I’m delighted to have someone of Deb’s calibre joining the team. Deb has a wealth of experience in content development and production across reality, factual, scripted and live entertainment and is the perfect person to lead the development team as we build on the momentum of this year and look to extend our slate further into different genres.”

Deb Spinocchia said: “I am delighted to join Kylie and the team at such an exciting and pivotal moment for BBC Studios’ production arm. The expansion of their creative development slate across Australia and New Zealand has been enormously impressive and I’m thrilled to be a part of the next phase.”

BBC Studios recently completed filming on their first locally-created original documentary series Space 22, an arts series for ABC. Other titles produced this year are The Great Australian Bake-Off, Dancing With the Stars: All Stars, Mastermind, Celebrity Mastermind and The Weakest Link.

Spinocchia begins in January.

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