ITV Studios Australia names Anita Jacoby as MD

A veteran television producer and exec, Anita Jacoby (pictured) will replace the reality and entertainment producer's outgoing managing director Leonie Lowe, effective September 30.
August 29, 2013

Reality and entertainment producer ITV Studios Australia has hired veteran television exec Anita Jacoby (pictured) to serve as managing director, effective September 30.

She will replace Leonie Lowe, who resigned last spring to set up her own production company.

Jacoby was most recently head of production and director of programs at Sydney-based prodco Zapruder’s Other Films, where she oversaw a slate that included Enough Rope, Elders, AFP and The Gruen Transfer.

Before that she was producer on current affairs news magazines 60 Minutes, Sunday and Witness, and produced several TV series, specials and documentaries, including the feature doc God on My Side.

“Anita is both a talented creative and an extremely experienced producer. Her career spans almost all genres, a fantastic asset as we continue to grow our Australian business,” said Paul Buccieri, managing director of ITV Studios International and CEO and president of ITV Studios America. “I’d also like to thank Leonie Lowe for her years of dedication and expertize in leading and building the business so far and wish her all the very best in her future endeavors.”

ITV Studios Australia’s slate includes Come Dine With Me, Please Marry My Boy, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell and Paddock to Plate.

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