(L-R: Kate Butler, Dale Roberts, Kate Croser).
KOJO has announced plans to team with Hedone Productions to create a new film and television production business under the KOJO Entertainment brand.
Hedone producer Kate Croser will join KOJO as head of production and development, bringing Hedone’s existing slate of projects over to KOJO.
Croser’s credits include The Infinite Man; SBS comedy series Danger 5; ABC doco Michelle’s Story, and My Tehran for Sale. Croser also sits on the board of SAFC, and is a feature film representative on SPA’s council.
Fellow Hedone principal Sandy Cameron (The Infinite Man, Boys in the Trees, Sam Klemke's Time Machine) will also produce Hedone's slate at KOJO and continue to work as a freelance screenwriter.
KOJO CEO Dale Roberts said this was an important step in the expansion of KOJO’s development and production strategy.
“I am excited to have Kate Croser join KOJO Entertainment as Head of Production and Development. Our companies saw an opportunity to play to each other’s strengths by combining our experience, network and creativity. Kate has extraordinary instincts for developing and producing engaging content. Her depth of experience will invigorate our slate as well as offer our partners new opportunities to collaborate,” said Roberts.
Kate Butler joins Croser as a production and development executive. Butler has spent the past ten years leading KOJO’s post production business and has worked on The Lucky One and No Reservations for Warner Bros and The Babadook.
Butler will work with Croser to develop-produce KOJO’s production slate and oversee the company’s production investment portfolio.
“As with any businesses, it is vital to have the right people in the right roles. Kate Butler has spent the past decade working with our clients and has a deep understanding of the opportunities we will pursue as a business," said Roberts.
“We have a solid slate of film and television projects in the works and I am thrilled to have both Kate Croser and Kate Butler working together to drive a new chapter for our business and also make a significant contribution to the Australian and international screen industry."