Special Industry Guest/Head of Drama
The incredible powerhouse that is Jo Porter, is currently Managing Director of Playmaker Media, the company responsible for Amazing Grace; The Commons; Bloom; Bite Club; The Wrong Girl; Slide; House Husbands, The Code and many more.
Previous to her role as Managing Director, Executive television producer Jo Porter was the Director of Drama at FremantleMedia Australia, a position to which she was appointed after producing more than 500 hours of television drama in-house at the Seven Network. She first joined the Seven Network in-house drama department in 1997 where she produced five drama series, including All Saints, Always Greener and Packed to the Rafters. These series were ratings and critical hits. In 2013 Jo launched and executive produced Wentworth (the highest rating Australian Television Drama in SOHO Network History), and Wonderland with great success. Jo is also the co-creator of Wonderland. We are thrilled to have Jo as our very special guest at the Film & Television Studio International. *FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) is the country’s market leader in the creation and production of entertainment brands. FMA produces some of the country’s most-viewed, most-talked about and highly respected programs including Neighbours, The X Factor, Australia’s Got Talent, Celebrity Apprentice, Grand Designs Australia and The Farmer Wants A Wife and original dramas such as Wonderland, Wentworth, Mr & Mrs Murder and Better Man. FMA is part of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international production companies in the world with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 countries.