Leading independent content production company December Media (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Mrs Biggs, Hidden Universe) today announced the appointment of former Rival Media Limited (Rival) Managing Director Howard Myers as its new Head of Non-Scripted commencing in late 2014.
Howard has held numerous senior production and executive roles, including stints with Disney Channel in the UK, Disney-ABC International in Los Angeles and more recently establishing independent production company Rival in the UK.
Heath Watt, December Media’s Managing Director, said, “We are delighted that we were able to entice Howard to join the December Media team. Howard’s experience in developing, pitching and producing non-scripted content of all scales will be the foundation for the realignment of December Media’s factual and non-scripted business.
“December Media has achieved significant domestic and international success through its drama and giant screen projects in recent years. Drama franchise, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, is currently in its third season for ABC and has been licensed in the UK to BBC1 and in the USA on BBCWW/PBS. Giant screen film, Hidden Universe, has been a Top 10 Australian box office film for two years and is current screening on over 35 screens worldwide. With Howard leading the creative fire in our non-scripted division, we are sure that it will not be long before our non-scripted projects deliver success for domestic and international clients alike.”
Howard Myers said, “I am truly excited to be joining the December Media team. This is a brilliant opportunity to work with a company that has a great pedigree, a fantastic reputation and a solid base for me to create and oversee production of Factual, Factual-Entertainment and Entertainment projects both locally and across the globe. I’m also looking forward to learning to surf and BBQ like a pro!”
Howard will initially undertake consultancy work for December Media from the UK and then join the Australian operation later in the year. Howard will work closely with the December Media team in the main office situated in Melbourne. December Media is currently scoping Sydney locations for an office, from which Howard will ultimately be based.