Jon Casimir appointed ABC TV’s new Head of Entertainment

2014-02-17 05:20:20 | Al Muslim News
Jon Casimir appointed ABC TV’s new Head of Entertainment

 

The creative talent behind the Gruen franchise, award-winning TV writer/producer Jon Casimir, has today been appointed ABC TV’s Head of Entertainment. He will take up his position at ABC TV in Sydney on April 8. Jon is currently an executive producer with Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, working on the second season of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (ABC TV). At CJZ, he has played a key role in development projects currently in the ABCTV pipeline. Jon’s extensive television experience began when Andrew Denton lured him from the Sydney Morning Herald to be a producer on the much-loved Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (2003-2008). While at Zapruder’s Other Films (now the ‘Z’ in CJZ), Jon’s credits have included: producer and writer on feature documentary God on My Side; producer on Elders; script editor and chief of staff on Hungry Beast; co-creator and head writer/series producer on Randling, co-creator/pilot writer on The Joy of Sets for Nine; and executive producer on Can Of Worms for Network TEN. He is best known as the co-creator, executive producer and writer of the hugely successful Gruen family of programs (Transfer, Planet, Nation, Sweat) – all made for ABC TV. Richard Finlayson, ABC TV’s Director of Television, said, “We’re delighted that ABC TV can attract someone of Jon’s calibre to this position. He brings with him a wealth of entertainment creation and production experience, having already been responsible for some of the ABC TV’s most successful entertainment programs.” Jon began his career as a journalist with music magazine RAM, moving to Encore and then to the Sydney Morning Herald where, in a 17 year stint, he was a senior writer, critic, editor and midwife at the birth of the smh.com news site. Jon has written four books, including two about the internet and one about his daughter’s difficult introduction to life. He has edited six other books and dabbled in radio as a guest and presenter, once filling in as Evenings host on ABC702 for two months..

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