Fremantle Australia appoints Josie Mason Campbell as head of unscripted

Freemantle Australia

• She will commence with Fremantle Australia on 25 July 2022

Fremantle Australia has announced the appointment of respected executive, producer and creator Josie Mason Campbell as head of unscripted (Content and Development).

Mason Campbell’s appointment follows on from Fremantle Australia’s strategic decision earlier this year to focus on unscripted factual content and documentaries and will lead Fremantle Australia’s slate in all facets including development, creative, production and partnering with broadcasters.  

Mason Campbell, who has worked with the ABC and Foxtel, was responsible for either the development, editorial oversight or commissioning of dozens of acclaimed factual and documentary series including the International Emmy award-winning Old People’s Home for Four-Year-Olds, multi-award-winning Love on the Spectrum, Walkley award-winning Revelation as well as Miriam Margoyles’ Almost Australian, Craig Reucassel’s Fight for Planet A, Sam Neill’s The Pacific, the ratings winner Back in Time for Dinner, Finding the Archibald with Rachel Griffiths, Shaun Micallef’s On The Sauce, Australia’s Ocean Odyssey, Outback Ringer, Escape from the City and Logie award winning Ron Iddle’s The Good Cop.

Greg Woods, chief executive officer Fremantle Australia, said: “Josie’s extensive experience will be pivotal in Fremantle Australia achieving our strategic objectives of significantly increasing our unscripted factual slate.

“Josie comes to us with specialist expertise and strong relationships as well as knowledge of our business and people. We are thrilled that Josie is joining the Fremantle Australia team,” Woods added.

Mason Campbell said of her new role: “I am beyond excited to be joining Fremantle and tasked with growing its factual slate. After many years working with broadcasters, I’m thrilled to be moving back to the production sector, particularly with Fremantle who have a strong commitment to, and history of, creating high end factual and docs.

“I look forward to working with Greg and the talented team who currently create the highly regarded and much-loved factual productions; Grand Designs and Restoration Australia, to expand this slate further,” she added.

Mason Campbell will commence with Fremantle Australia on 25 July 2022.

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