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Screentime Group names Rory Callaghan as CEO

Banijay-owned Screentime Group has hired Shine Australia exec Rory Callaghan (pictured) as CEO and appointed Bob Campbell as executive chairman.
March 20, 2015

Banijay-owned Screentime Group has hired Shine Australia exec Rory Callaghan (pictured) as CEO and appointed Bob Campbell as executive chairman.

Callaghan will join later in the year once his term as Shine Australia’s executive director ends. During his time at the Sydney-based company, he grew its unscripted slate and oversaw its first foray into scripted. Prior to that, he was the chief executive officer at Southern Star Entertainment, which rebranded as Endemol Australia in 2013.

Campbell’s appointment is effective immediately.

“As a group we intend to significantly increase our scripted and non-scripted output and Screentime will play a big role in our plans,” said Banijay Group CEO Marco Bassetti, in a statement. “We are very pleased to have an executive as well-known, well-qualified and prolific as Rory to take Screentime and Banijay Group to the next level.”

Both Callaghan and Campbell will report to Bassetti.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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