ABC’s head of comedy joins Matchbox

Debbie Lee joins Matchbox Pictures

Former ABC head of comedy Debbie Lee has moved to production company Matchbox Pictures.

Lee moves to the production company behind The Slap and The Straits in the new position of director of scripted development.

In her role as head of comedy, and prior, as commissioning editor, entertainment and comedy Lee greenlit A Moody Christmas, Laid, Lowdown and Angry Boys.

Before that she was commissioning editor, drama and comedy for SBS Independent, commissioning Wilfred and John Safran vs God.

Lee will report to Chris Oliver-Taylor, MD of Matchbox Pictures.

Oliver-Taylor said of the appointment: “Debbie is one of the most gifted, creative people in the industry. She brings vast experience in scripted content and will allow Matchbox Pictures to continue to deliver the highest quality scripted productions to audiences in Australia and internationally. On behalf of the founders of Matchbox, we are thrilled to have Debbie join us at what is a very exciting time for Matchbox Pictures.”

Lee said: “I’ve had a truly wonderful time working in broadcasting for many years and now it’s time to take up a new challenge. I can’t think of a better place to be doing that than at Matchbox Pictures, with a dynamic team who are focussed on creating exciting and compelling stories for the screen.”


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