Producers honour Bob Campbell with Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Screentime executive chairman and co-founder receives prestigious honour from Screen Producers Australia.

Celebrated producer Bob Campbell, who co-founded Screentime, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Screen Producers Australia.

“Bob is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most prolific and successful producers. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in bringing some of Australia’s most celebrated TV franchises and stories to screens globally.

“Bob has mentored and supported countless screen industry professionals, offering critical steppingstones during their careers. Bob’s tenacity and savvy leadership during his time at Screentime helped create an industry powerhouse, and we at SPA acknowledge and thank Bob for his contributions to Australia’s screen industry as a whole,” said SPA CEO, Matthew Deaner.

Campbell held senior management positions with Network 10, and as Managing Director and CEO of the Seven Network from 1987 until 1995.

After his departure from the Seven Network, Campbell, alongside Des Monaghan, formed Screentime, where he served as the Executive Chairman for 23 years. During that time Screentime produced the hit Underbelly and PopStars franchises, sixteen seasons of RBT plus Pine Gap, Wolf Creek, Cloudstreet, Janet King, ANZAC Girls, Anh’s Brush with Fame, SAS Australia, Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians, The Hundred with Andy Lee, and Hughesy We Have a Problem.

Campbell is a long-time contributor to Screen Producers Australia, serving as Vice President and contributing to negotiations for agreements for writers, cast and crew and influencing and guiding policy outcomes with measured and thoughtful engagement. He is also a former Chairman of both The Film Finance Corporation and the Sydney Dance Company and Non-Executive Chairman of Adcorp, a former Director of the Sydney Swans, The Australian Film Radio & Television School, the Australian Film Commission and member of the Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee for Screen NSW.

In a statement SPA noted Campbell’s legacy and influence as a statesman for the sector and mentor to many as well as his extraordinary achievements have left an indelible mark and have been key to building the success of the Australian Screen Industry.

Screentime recently merged with Endemol Shine Australia, with Campbell retiring in 2020.

The SPA Awards ceremony will take place at The Star Gold Coast on Wednesday 30 March, as part of Screen Forever.

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