ITV Studios Australia managing director Anita Jacoby departs after two years in the role

Anita JacobyOne of Australia’s most senior TV producers Anita Jacoby has departed ITV Studios Australia, after two years as managing director of the production house.

While the production house’s local division refused to comment today, instead directing media inquires to its UK headquarters, Jacoby issued her own statement this afternoon confirming she was the second major departure, this week, after head of entertainment Hilary Innes move to Ten.

“I can confirm that I have left my role as MD of ITV Studios Australia.This is a consequence of ITV PLC restructuring its Australian leadership as a result of its increased foreign acquisitions,” said Jacoby, in the statement.

Jacoby was a co-founder of Zapruder’s Other Films with Andrew Denton, but left the business after it merged with Cordell Jigsaw to become Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ).

She noted on her departure: “I am proud of my two year legacy, strengthening ITV by the recruitment of outstanding talent and having secured commissions for major international formats including “I’m A Celebrity” and “The Chase”.

“I leave knowing that changes I have made will help ensure ITV Australia is in better shape than ever for the future.”

Prior to joining ITV in August 2013, Jacoby was involved in the creation of shows such as Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, Elders and The Gruen Transfer and has also worked as a producer on news programs including 60 Minutes, Sunday and Witness.

ITV Studios Australia produces major TV franchises such as I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell and Paddock to Plate.

She also created the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship for final year students and new graduates of journalism.

Nic Christensen 


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