Masterchef reality production of the year at Screen Producers Australia Awards

MasterchefPlaymaker Media took out the top award at the Screen Producers Australia (SPA) Awards last night with Shine Australia also recognised with Masterchef named reality show production of the year.

The first ever lifetime achievement award was handed to Des Monaghan who has ammassed over 50 years of experience leading the production industry, whilst Jungleboys were recognised for comedy production of the year for The Moodys, and Rake picked up Drama produciton of the year for Essential Media and Entertainment.

Playmaker this year has produced House Husbands for the Nine Network, political thriller The Code for ABC Television and the period drama series Love Child for Nine Network.

Screen Producers Australia’s Executive Director Matthew Deaner said: “The Screen Producers Australia Awards were born from a desire to recognise and honour Australian screen businesses who create and support high quality and outstanding screen content. Playmaker Media have established themselves as one of Australia’s most successful production companies, consistently producing original and entertaining stories for television audiences both locally and internationally.”

The winners:
Media Super Production Business of the Year
Playmaker Media

Lifetime Achievement Award                         
Des Monaghan

Drama Television Production of the Year                                
Essential Media and Entertainment

Comedy Television Production of the Year     
The Moodys

Documentary Television Production of the Year                   
Who Do You Think You Are?
Artemis International

Children’s Television Production of the Year    
Nowhere Boys
Matchbox Pictures

Light Entertainment Television Production of the Year      
The Agony of Modern Manners
High Wire Films

Reality Television Production of the Year                             
Shine Australia

Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year
The Gods of Wheat Street 
Every Cloud Productions

Feature Film Production of the Year                          
The Railway Man
Pictures in Paradise

Feature Length Documentary Production of the Year
I Am A Girl
Media Stockade

Interactive Production of the Year                          
Secrets & Lies

Breakthrough Business of the Year
Carbon Media

Services and Facilities Business of the Year
Fox Studios Australia


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