Press release from FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia, one of the largest creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world, today announces the appointment of Tim Clucas as Director of Programming for FremantleMedia Australia (FMA).

Clucas will oversee the diverse and vast production schedule for FMA while actively seeking and producing exciting new television formats. A strategic and operational role, the Director of Programming will also facilitate and maintain FMA’s unique and vital relationship with its client base. Clucas will support the recently appointed FMA CEO, Ian Hogg, in his management strategy to ensure the continued success and growth of the FMA business.

Simon Spalding, Regional CEO of Europe and Asia Pacific, FremantleMedia, said: “Tim’s experience in production and development along with his knowledge of the Australian market makes him the perfect candidate for this important role. Tim will spearhead an incredibly talented team of producers and, along with Ian, will ensure that FMA continues to grow from strength to strength. There is now in place a formidable executive team that will further develop FMA’s core business as well as forge new ground in digital and new media formats.”

Clucas’ immense television experience has been gained from all sectors of the industry – Australia and internationally, both with broadcasters and independent producers, in production and development. Clucas’ greatest successes have been in developing and producing reality, lifestyle, and information-based programs with Network Ten, Beyond Productions and Nine Network. His most prominent role with Network Ten as Head of Production and Development saw him secure the format, development and production of Big Brother.
Tim Clucas said: “After taking some time to recharge my batteries I am incredibly excited to be joining FMA and taking on this challenging role. FMA’s production slate is the most impressive of all the independent producers and I look forward to building it further.  There is huge opportunity in Australia to produce new and innovative programming and I want to ensure FMA continues to be at the forefront.”

Tim’s appointment as Director of Programming highlights FremantleMedia’s commitment to investing in creative and strategic talent, and providing the opportunity for them to flourish.  Along with Tim and Ian, FremantleMedia has recently announced Jon Penn as the CEO Asia Pacific, FremantleMedia Enterprises.

Clucas will commence his role with FMA on Monday, November 2.

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