Former Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi is joining Princess Pictures in the newly created role of MD as the production company looks to expand its horizons and market connections.
Owned by Laura Waters, Andrea Denholm, Paul Walton and Emma Fitzsimons, the company has two series in production. Commissioned by Network Ten, How to Stay Married stars Peter Helliar and Lisa McCune as a couple whose marriage of 12 years has gone stale; complications arise when she goes back to work just as he loses his job and his man-child brother moves in.
A spin-off of the popular YouTube channel, Superwog is a comedy about a misunderstood, dysfunctional suburban family for the ABC and YouTube.
The firm is developing a number of drama series and formats for the local and international markets. “We have an ambitious and exciting slate planned and are thrilled to have Jenni on board to help steer the company through the next phase of growth,” Waters said.
Denholm added: “Jenni’s experience and skills will be a great asset to our business. She is a big picture thinker and her understanding of the screen industry and screen business is second to none.”
During 10 years at Film Victoria, the last six as CEO, Tosi was highly effective in introducing a range of initiatives to expand the state’s production output, support businesses and develop talent.
Before that she was an independent producer and consultant to numerous Australian production companies, with credits including Holly’s Heroes, Macbeth and The Legacy of the Siver Shadow.
Princess Pictures’ credits include My Year 7 Life, Wrong Kind of Black and Summer Heights High.
Tosi, who starts next Monday, said: “Princess Pictures has a terrific slate and we’re going to have a lot of fun as we build the company’s presence in the international marketplace.”