Last year's 2014 Screen Producers Australia Awards was held at the Melbourne’s Palladium at Crown and hosted by Adam Zwar.
Television production company Playmaker Media was named Media Super Production Business of the Year. Founded by Australian producers David Maher and David Taylor, Playmaker Media specialises in authored and contemporary drama. Most recently, Playmaker Media has produced the award winning drama series House Husbands for the Nine Network, political thriller The Code for ABC Television and the period drama series Love Child for Nine Network.
Screen Producers Australia’s Executive Director Matthew Deaner said: “The Screen Producers Australia Awards were born from a desire to recognise and honour Australian screen businesses who create and support high quality and outstanding screen content. Playmaker Media have established themselves as one of Australia’s most successful production companies, consistently producing original and entertaining stories for television audiences both locally and internationally.”
The inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, was received by Des Monaghan, one of Australia’s leading Executive Producers. For over half a century, Monaghan’s energy and excellence has transformed the screen culture of Australia and New Zealand, and established him as one of Australian TV’s most influential figures. In May this 2014, Monaghan stepped down as Executive Chairman of the Screentime group, following eighteen years with business partner Bob Campbell producing many of Australia’s most celebrated dramas, including ANZAC Girls (ABC Television), the Underbelly franchise (Nine Network) and the critically acclaimed Cloudstreet series (Showtime Australia).
The full list of Award recipients from last year's, 2014 Screen Producers Australia Awards is:
Media Super Production Business of the Year Playmaker Media
Lifetime Achievement Award Des Monaghan
Drama Television Production of the Year Rake, Essential Media and Entertainment
Comedy Television Production of the Year The Moodys, Jungleboys
Documentary Television Production of the Year Who Do You Think You Are?, Artemis International with Serendipity Productions
Children’s Television Production of the Year Nowhere Boys, Matchbox Pictures
Light Entertainment Television Production of the Year The Agony of Modern Manners, High Wire Films
Reality Television Production of the Year MasterChef, Shine Australia
Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year The Gods of Wheat Street, Every Cloud Productions
Feature Film Production of the Year The Railway Man, Pictures in Paradise
Feature Length Documentary Production of the Year I Am A Girl, Media Stockade
Interactive Production of the Year Secrets & Lies, Hoodlum
Breakthrough Business of the Year Carbon Media
Services and Facilities Business of the Year Fox Studios Australia for work on Playmaker Media's Love Child