A further merger of Fremantle Australia and Eureka Australia will result in staff departures and further restructuring of production divisions.
Fremantle, led by CEO Greg Woods (pictured top) increased from a majority stake in Eureka to 100% in 2022. It will move from Drama, Documentary and Factual to Scripted content.
Eureka, which was responsible for Entertainment, Reality and Gameshows, now takes on all Unscripted shows.
A Eureka spokesperson told TV Tonight, “Fremantle Australia and Eureka Australia will integrate their key corporate functions including Legal, Finance, Facilities, IT and HR, in order to better support its businesses in the region.”
Josie Mason-Campbell, who was overseeing Unscripted Content and Development at Fremantle becomes the Head of Programming of Eureka. The changes follow Eden Gaha having departed as Eureka President earlier this month and US-based Nick Contino as VP Development and Programming.
Fremantle’s recent unscripted titles including Restoration Australia and Grand Designs Australia, both for ABC, will now be handled by Eureka.
Eureka, founded by Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin (pictured below), has most recently produced Farmer Wants a Wife, The Mole, Frogger, The Floor and Stars on Mars.
Recent dramas at Fremantle Australia include Neighbours, Heartbreak High, Barons and Significant Others.
“No further changes are planned at this time.”