Jason Stephens leaves FremantleMedia after ten years



Jason StephensFremantleMedia’s creative director Jason Stephens is leaving the production company after ten years.

Stephens started his career writing sketch comedy and was a member of comedy troupe the D-Generation before going behind the scenes into television production. Last year he spoke to Mumbrella about the transition.

He became head of development for Crackerjack in 2004 and was then appointed to director of development and then creative director for FremantleMedia Australia.

in 2010 Stephens established Bravado Productions, a joint venture with FremantleMedia, to produce scripted drama including Killing Time, Devil’s Dust and Mr and Mrs Murder, which he created with Shaun Micallef, as well as Better Man, screened on SBS. Many of the comedy, dramas and factual series he worked on have picked up awards.

A spokesman from FremantleMedia declined to comment on Stephens’ departure but said FremantleMedia CEO Ian Hogg has his creative team in place with Caroline Spencer appointed director of development late last year and Jonathan Summerhayes made director of television in January. Jo Porter is director of drama for FremantleMedia.


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