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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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