See-Saw Films hires development producer for Australian TV division

See-Saw Films has announced the hire of a new development producer for its Australian TV division – Billy Bowring.

The announcement:


See-Saw Films’ joint managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman today announced the appointment of Billy Bowring as Development Producer for the company’s Australian division effective immediately. Based in Sydney Australia, and reporting to Executive Producer Rachel Gardner and Head of Television Jamie Laurenson, Bowring will develop and advance the company’s Australian television titles which include Jane Campion’s multi-award winning and critically acclaimed ‘Top of the Lake’ and ‘Top of The Lake: China Girl’ starring Elisabeth Moss, the highly anticipated drama ‘The End’ premiering for Foxtel and Sky Atlantic, starring Frances O’Connor and Harriet Walter and the Netflix fantasy series ‘The New Legends of Monkey’.

Bowring will also work across the Australian film slate. Currently filming is the Jane Campion directed The Power of the Dog starring Academy Award Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and Golden Globe Nominee Kirsten Dunst. See-Saw Films also produced the multi-Academy award nominated Australian film Lion, directed by Garth Davies.

Bowring joins See-Saw from Fremantle Australia, where he served as Development Manager. He was responsible for building and guiding Fremantle’s drama slate, including ‘Wentworth’ and ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, starring Natalie Dormer (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Tudors’) and working closely with the creative talent. Prior to his four-year tenure at FMA, Bowring was production assistant for Number 9 Films, working across features such as London gangster thriller Hyena and Todd Haynes’ six-time Academy Award nominated film Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

Rachel Gardner says “We are thrilled to have Billy join the See-Saw team as we continue to expand our Australian slate and output. We wanted to work with someone who shares our taste, drive and ambition. Billy joins us with fantastic credentials and talent relationships, and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Bowring adds, “There is such extraordinary opportunity at the moment for Australian stories and voices to reach international audiences, so I’m excited to be joining See-Saw, a company with a proven track record of creative excellence and integrity in the stories they tell. I can’t wait to get started.”

Bowring’s hire follows See-Saw’s appointment of prominent producer Elinor Day to Executive Producer for the See-Saw TV’s UK team last month, demonstrating the company’s television expansion in the wake of the recent success of three-time Emmy winning short form series ‘State of the Union’, written by Nick Hornby, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd. See-Saw is also the first company outside of the US to have a drama series commissioned by Apple TV + for their series ‘Slow Horses’ which will shoot later this year and star Gary Oldman.

See-Saw is currently in post-production on ‘The North Water’, written and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 years), adapted from the novel by Ian McGuire and starring Jack O’Connell and Colin Farrell.

Source: See-Saw media release


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