Ensemble hires Logie winner Rick Spence

Rick Spence 2Mediabrand’s branded content business Ensemble Australia has appointed  six-time Logie Award winner Rick Spence as it’s new director of content.

Spence is a former director of production company FremantleMedia’s sister company Spring. From 2000 to 2005 he won six Logie Awards as executive producer of Channel 9’s Backyard Blitz.

Justin Ricketts, CEO of Ensemble Australia, said Spence’s new role would bring new experience and insight to the business. “Rick is without doubt one of Australia’s top TV production talents and we are really pleased to secure someone of this caliber within the growing branded entertainment marketplace,” said Ricketts.

Spence has been executive producer on programs including It’s a Knockout, Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors, Renovation Rescue and Burke’s Backyard.

“I am making this move because Ensemble is clearly the leader in Australia’s branded entertainment industry with top class clients at the agency and at the wider IPG Mediabrands group,” said Spence.

“I am looking forward to this new stage of my career.”

Spence will join Ensemble in mid-August.

Nic Christensen

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