Pomeranz and Blundell
Foxtel has signed veteran movie critics and former ABC At the Movies host Margaret Pomeranz, who is set to join Foxtel Movies Masterpiece and the soon to launch Foxtel Arts channel.
Pomeranz will co-host a new weekly program called Screen along with actor and TV reviewer Graeme Blundell on Foxtel Arts Channel which is set to launch in late March.
Screen will guide viewers through what to watch and what to avoid across movies, television and online in a panel show format that has been created specifically for Pomeranz and Blundell. The two will be joined by guests and will host special interviews.
On joining Foxtel Pomeranz said: “I look forward to joining Foxtel and am thrilled to share my passion for film with viewers and movie fans all around the country. While movies are my first love, I am also genuinely excited to be working with Graeme and getting my teeth into the exciting television and online environment which is so diverse, popular and ever changing.”
The news follows Pomeranz and David Stratton retiring from the ABC’s At the Movies at the end of last year, with the final episode of the show watched by 726,000 metro viewers.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel executive director of television, said” “We are delighted that Margaret has found her new home at Foxtel. As Australia’s most revered film critic, Margaret is the perfect fit for our Foxtel Movies Masterpiece and Foxtel Arts channel, where she will continue to deliver her enthusiasm for film to our arts and entertainment audience.
“As the first local commission on Foxtel’s new Arts channel, Screen will see the partnership of Margaret with legendary television critic Graeme Blundell and together, they will create new magic for Foxtel viewers.”
Pomeranz will also present a weekly movie of her choice each Wednesday from 8.30pm on Foxtel Movies Masterpieces. Margaret Pomeranz Presents will premiere on March 4.
Blundell is also The Australian’s television reviewer.