Mimi Butler (centre) chats with director Daina Reid (back to camera) as First Assistant Director Jamie Leslie (left, front) looks on, while on set at the SCG filming ‘Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War’ (Photo credit: Natasha Blankfield).

Producer Mimi Butler, known for her work on Paper Giants: Magazine Wars and Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, is set to join Matchbox Pictures.

Butler joins Matchbox from Endemol Shine Australia. She will be based out of Matchbox’s Sydney office and work across development and production in the scripted department.

An AACTA and Logie Award winner, Butler has also produced four series of Rush, crime documentary series Forensic Investigators, teen drama Blue Water High, and children’s drama Snobs. She has also worked as a development producer for Cordell Jigsaw, as well as script executive for the Nine Network.

Butler has also been the recipient of Mimi the Australian Film Commission Young Producer Fellowship (2004) and the Joan Wilson Fellowship for Drama from the International Emmy Foundation (2003).

Matchbox Pictures director of scripted development Debbie Lee said Butler was a fantastic fit for the company.

“I’m thrilled that she’ll be starting with us in the new year. Mimi has terrific energy and experience and will bring a distinctive sensibility to our team to further deepen our scripted slate.”

Mimi Butler said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Matchbox team.  Their bold ideas, passion, and willingness to take risks is what sets them apart.  I can’t wait to get started.”

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