ABC appoints new Head of Entertainment
Press release from ABC
Jennifer Collins has today been appointed the new Head of Entertainment for ABC TV. She will take up her new role Monday 30th April.
For the past three years Jennifer has been ABC TV’s Head of Factual with overall responsibility for all documentary and factual programs as well as Sport and Events. During this time Jennifer has reshaped TV’s internal and independently produced factual slate, including launching major factual entertainment and format initiatives in South Australia and Western Australia, in partnership with local funding bodies and independent film communities.
Prior to heading the factual team, Jennifer was executive producer across a range of entertainment programming including The Chaser’s War on Everything, Strictly Dancing and The Glasshouse along with development of the very successful My Favourite Book and My Favourite Film specials.
Jennifer Collins says “I’ve had a terrific three years leading the factual arm and ensuring ABC TV is delivering a vibrant and contemporary factual slate. However, I am thrilled to be working again in the entertainment area, and look forward to working with the best of Australia’s entertainment producers and presenters as well as seeking out and developing the next generation of talent”.
Kim Dalton, Director of Television said “Strong, intelligent and thought-provoking entertainment programming is core to ABC TV’s schedule. We also work with and have supported the development of some of Australia’s leading entertainment talent.
“Jennifer brings to this role a successful background and strong connections with this sector along with an impressive track record in spotting new talent and new ideas.”
In her new role as Head of Entertainment, Jennifer will retain responsibility for ABC TV programs such as Q&A, Poh’s Kitchen, Gardening Australia, Auction Room as well as ABC TV’s Sport and Events programs.
In the interim Alan Erson, Head of Documentaries, will take over the responsibility for the factual strands of Catalyst and Compass and the factual initiatives in Western Australia and South Australia.