Australian prodco Prospero Productions is restructuring its leadership.
Julia Redwood is now Prospero’s sole owner, after her former managing director partner Ed Punchard stepped away from the company last month. Redwood will now oversee the company with an all-female management team including general manager Jules Fortune, head of finance Orla Holland and head of post-production Freya Brueschke.
“Ed and I have achieved so much over three decades and I’m beyond enthusiastic about leading Prospero into the next great chapter of its story. The future shines bright for the company and the Australian screen industry.” Redwood said in a statement.
Prospero is best known for long-form observational docuseries including Outback Truckers, Outback Opal Hunters and Railroad Australia. It has also produced titles like Paying for the Piper, The Man Who Jumped and Change My Race.
Also joining the team is Natalie Bell as head of production. Bell is a 20+-year veteran of screen production and live performance industries, and most recently worked as executive producer for a Western Australian theatre company.
Prospero Productions has 50 staff working on what the company projects will be 42 hours of screen content this year.