[vc_empty_space height=”32px”][wolf_fittext max_font_size=”48″ text=”Bunya Productions Announces Screen Queensland Enterprise Appointment” title_tag=”h5″ font_weight=”400″ text_transform=”none” letter_spacing=”0″]

Bunya Productions, the prolific feature film production company owned by Producer David Jowsey and Writer/ Director Ivan Sen, announces today the appointment of Greer Simpkin as Head of Television for the group. The new position is supported by a Screen Queensland Enterprise grant and is based out of Queensland.

Greer Simpkin has had an extensive career in television. She has been Deputy Head of Fiction at ABC Television for almost 5 years. During her time in this role, Greer has overseen a huge slate of drama and comedy including the award winning The Slap, Rake, Jack Irish, Mabo, Janet King, Upper Middle Bogan, Please Like Me, Carlotta, Paper Giants and Devil’s Dust.

Greer has also taken an Executive Producer role on many dramas including the award winning series The Code, the telemovie Parer’s War, the gripping family drama Hiding, the upcoming mini-series The Secret River, and the major co-production Serangoon Road.

Greer Simpkin said “I am very excited to be returning to independent production and a hands on producer role. It is a truly great time to be involved in Australian TV drama with so many excellent programs on our screens.”

Bunya Productions intends to grow a slate of television productions focussed on drama, comedy and documentary and currently has two television series in development.

Producer David Jowsey said “it is a great coup for the Bunya Group to attract a television executive with such deep experience and wide respect within the industry”

Prior to her current role at the ABC, Greer was a Production Executive working across documentary, factual, drama, comedy and multi-platform programming areas. Greer was the Production Executive on the successful series Choir of Hard Knocks, Operatunity, Outback House and Peking to Paris.

Before returning to Australia in 2002, Greer had a high profile career in the UK. She was a Programme Finance Executive at Channel 4 and, prior to that, Head of Production for Mentorn Films (now Mentorn Media), one of the largest independent production companies in the UK.

David Jowsey
BUNYA Productions