Production hothouses: Brands behind Australia’s Logie-winning series

Colin From Accounts

Easy Tiger take a bow – six TV Week Logie wins for Colin From Accounts & The Twelve

The TV Week Logie Awards are mostly about the stars from the various winning TV shows. But let’s shine a light on the production houses behind the winners of the awards this year.

The various companies and their executives are certainly not household names, and they are not troubled by the media pack when they navigate the red carpet each year at the TV Week event.

This year the standout performer was Easy Tiger. The production house was launched by Ian Collie and initially had a majority shareholding from production partner Fremantle. In 2019 Collie brought in Rob Gibson from Stan as chief executive.

Easy Tiger delivered two series to Foxtel and Binge that were both eligible for the 2023 Logie voting. Those series were Colin From Accounts and The Twelve.


The Twelve (Easy Tiger and Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia) Top: Colin From Accounts’ Harriet Dyer and Patrick Brammall

Easy Tiger Logie wins

Colin From Accounts (Foxtel/Binnge) wins:
• Most Outstanding Comedy Program
• TV Week Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress – Harriet Dyer
• TV Week Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor – Patrick Brammall

The Twelve (Foxtel/Binge) wins [made in partnership with Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia]
• Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie
• TV Week Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress – Brooke Satchwell
• TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor – Sam Neill

Australian Survivor

Australian Survivor – Heroes

Australia’s biggest production company Endemol Shine Australia usually departs a TV Week Logies with several new pieces of metal for the trophy cabinet.

Endemol Shine Australia Logie wins

• Most Outstanding Reality Program – Australian Survivor: Heroes v Villains (10)
• Most Popular Reality Program – MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites (10)
• Most Popular Entertainment Program – Gogglebox Australia (Foxtel/10)
• Gold Logie Most Popular Personality on Australian Television – Sonia Kruger, Big Brother (Seven) [shared with ITV Studios for The Voice, Seven]

Aussie drama

Heartbreak High

Fremantle is able to put its hand up for two Logie wins this year. It has a long history of taking to the TV Week Logies stage including multiple wins for Neighbours and Wentworth.

Fremantle Logie wins

• TV Week Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor Thomas Weatherall, Heartbreak High (Netflix)
• Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent – Amy Shark, Australian Idol (Seven)


The Cheap Seats

Production company Working Dog was launched by five friends and a dodgy camcorder. It celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. And what a year it is having. The flourishing indie has always been productive, but in the space of 10 days this month it has had four different series on air – the final episode of season five of Logie-winning comedy Utopia, continuing series of the award-winning Have You Been Paying Attention? and The Cheap Seats, plus the return of the Logie-winning Thank God You’re Here.

Working Dog Logie wins

• Most Popular Comedy Program – Have You Been Paying Attention
• Most Outstanding Entertainment Program – The Cheap Seats

For a second successive year Werner Film Productions has taken away a Logie Award. Last year it was two Logies (and a handful of AACTAs) for The Newsreader. This year it was for a children’s TV program screened on ABC.

Werner Film Productions win

• Most Outstanding Children’s Program – Crazy Fun Park (ABC)



Origma 45 is a newish production company formed by award-winning film and television producer Vincent Sheehan. It comes about after the dissolution of the Porchlight Films partnership. The other founding Porchlight partners were Liz Watts and Anita Sheehan. Porchlight had a packed trophy cabinet for various projects including Logie wins for Rake.

Origma 45 Logie win

• TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress – Kitty Flanagan, Fisk (ABC, Season 2)

the voice

Sonia Kruger hosting The Voice

The Australian arm of the UK-based production giant ITV Studios is the home of one of the shows hosted by the Gold Logie winner. Among other recent ITV Studios Logie wins were Mad As Hell and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

ITV Studios win

• TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television – Sonia Kruger, The Voice (Seven)

Tony Armstrong hosting A Dog’s World

The multiplatform factual producer Wildbear Entertainment kicked a TV Week Logie goal this year with a series for ABC hosted by a Logie winner.

Wildbear Entertainment win

• Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter – Tony Armstrong (A Dog’s World and News Breakfast, ABC)

Blackfella Films

Blackfella Films directors Rachel Perkins and Darren Dale have built an impressive body of work in the past 30 years. This year they added a Logie to their previous wins which includes successive years for Redfern Now.

Blackfella Films win

• Most Oustanding Factual or Documentary Program – The Australian Wars (SBS)


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