Special Industry Guest/Show Creator/Executive Producer/ Writer
Behind the scenes, Jason Herbison is the heartbeat of Neighbours. His creative role as Executive Producer means that he is responsible for the show going into production for the majority of the year, ensuring that filming is completed on time, within budget, and to artistic and technical standards. As the show runner, he is also often the head writer. Jasons writing credits include Neighbours (1998-2020); Home & Away (1995-2012); Shortland Street (1992-2010); Out of the Blue; Always Greener; Above The Law; Breakers; Pacific Drive; Echo Point and Paradise Beach.
Neighbours Spin-Off Series E-High was also developed by Jason Herbison. Degrassi meets Pretty Little Liars, E-High is a five-part series filmed at Fremantle’s Melbourne studio and centres around the lives of Ramsay Street’s youths, starring our very own students Lachie Millar and Nikolai Egel.
Most recently, UK broadcaster Channel 5 and Network Ten co-commissioned Jasons latest brainchild, drama thriller Lie with Me. Created, written and Executive Produced by Jason, the four-part series was produced by Fremantlemedia, filmed in Melbourne and directed by Neighbours and Playing for Keeps director (and ongoing trainer af Film & Television Studio International) Scott Major.
Jason is a huge supporter of emerging performing artists, and appreciates and celebrates popular culture as much as we do! He was instrumental in getting Neighbours back up and running in the midst of COVID-19. It was the first English speaking show in the world to resume filming during these unprecedented times.