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01/09/2020 - Paul Macionis Appointed COO at Australian Media House ( Download as .pdf

PAUL MACIONIS TO HEAD BACK TO AUSTRALIA
APPOINTED COO AT AUSTRALIAN MEDIA HOUSE

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020: Sydney: Aussie expat Paul Macionis is set to return to Australia this month to take up a senior leadership role at Australia Media House (AMH).

He has been appointed Chief Operating Officer to work across Australia Media Houses’ stable of multimedia companies operating under the Australian Production House (APH) banner.

Macionis worked with Matchbox Productions and NBCU Networks in Sydney in 2016/17 in Senior Legal and Business Affairs Consultant roles. Then left Australia in 2017 for a senior legal and executive role with business channel CNBC.

Most recently, he has held the position of Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, Asia at NBCUniversal Media in Singapore.

From 2007, Macionis spent 10 years with Australian pay television company Foxtel in Sydney. He served in several roles including Legal Counsel (Production & Acquisition) and Head of Business Affairs (Production & Distribution).

He was actively involved in creating investment models and commercial negotiations for Foxtel local productions including scripted drama series ‘Wentworth’ and ‘A Place to Call Home’.

Louise Schultze founder and Chief Executive Officer of Australian Production House said, “I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the senior team. His expertise as a talented media executive and entertainment lawyer will contribute to and build on our industry-leading work.

His role includes full oversight of all commercial aspects of APH companies’ building local and overseas strategic partnerships, and maximising asset and business performance.

Paul will also be a driving force in growing our global profile and create new opportunities for our entire slate and the world first, fully interactive online digital network, Oz Kids Network.”

The newly created role of Chief Operating Officer for the companies is based in Sydney.

Macionis was a member of Asia Video Industry Association and a mentor for student, and graduate lawyers. He is a member of Screen Producers Association of Australia.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-macionis-19697039/

 

Media Enquiries: Australian Production House: PR Manager

Angela Alexander: +61 411 483 321

About Australian Production House:
Australian Production House is a Melbourne film & television production company bringing large scale international projects to be produced in conjunction with our partners overseas.


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23/09/2020 - Oz Kids Network New Producer Appts Release ( Download as .pdf

L to R: Michelle Lehman, David Ngo, Conor Jobson

OZ KIDS NETWORK ANNOUNCES STATE-BASED PRODUCERS FOR NEW SERIES’

Wednesday 23rd September 2020: Sydney: The world’s first fully interactive digital television channel, Oz Kids Network has announced the production team for two new children’s series which commence filming in October 2020.

 

This is Paul Macionis’ first big move after his departure from NBCUniversal and recent appointment as Chief Operating Officer at Australian Production House. His priority for the company was to recruit the best children’s television producing talent in Australia.

 

“Michelle, David and Conor are an exceptional trio of highly accomplished and award-winning producers. Their expertise ramps up our creative team to the next level and they will deliver world-class Australian made content for children’s entertainment for Australia and around the world’.” said Paul Macionis.

 

The state-based producing teams begin immediately on Season Two of the global hit on the Network Skit This and Season One of the new show Animal Gaggles inspired by the Oz Kids Network audience. Filming for these productions will film in Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide and Sydney and are due to premiere globally in December 2020.

 

Joining the Network is Michelle Lehman an experienced Series Producer, Producer, Director and Writer for children’s television. During her time at ABC in Sydney she worked on popular programs ‘Giggle & Hoot’ and ‘Play School Story Time’ and created over 50 episodes for the Disney Channels. Recently, she Series Produced a program for Nickelodeon which was broadcast in 120 countries. Her achievements include winning Tropfest Film Festival and has created her own content reaching over 80M views on YouTube.

 

Based in Adelaide, David Ngo has worked on numerous national and international productions, including the AACTA and KidScreen New York award winning animation series ‘The Adventures of Figaro Pho’ for ABC/BBC, ABC series ‘Tough Jobs’, reality series ‘My Restaurant Rules’ and ‘My Generation’, as well as feature films ‘Martha: A Picture Story’ (Tribeca, Sydney) and the James Beard Award winning documentary ‘Barbeque’ (SXSW, Netflix). Recently he has produced the critically acclaimed feature films ‘One Eyed Girl’ (Austin Film Festival: Winner – Best Picture) and ‘Rabbit’ (Sitges Film Festival, FantasticFest). In 2015 David won the Melbourne International Film Festival's Best Producer Award.

 

To complete the new team, in Melbourne Conor Jobson joins from ABC with vast experience and is a sector expert in creating children’s content. For over 10 years, Conor held senior roles as Senior Producer and Writer, Director, Talent Producer and Researcher for school-aged education and entertainment channel ABC ME, along with producing for radio on major radio networks in Australia.

 

Louise Schultze, Series’ Executive Producer and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Production House said, “Whilst we are still recruiting in other states, I have total confidence that the newly appointed Head Producers in these states will make a standout contribution and are a significant factor in achieving our goals for the new shows. We are well-placed to secure our growth for the Network and our other media interests.”

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

SKIT THIS Series Two

Conor Jobson – State Producer Victoria and series Co-Producer

David Ngo – State Producer South Australia and series Co-Producer

Louise Schultze & Paul Macionis – Executive Producers

 

Instagram - @OKNSkitThis and @OzKidsNetwork

Facebook - @Oz Kids Network

 

ANIMAL GAGGLES Series One

Harrison Murray – State Producer Victoria and series Co-Producer

Michelle Lehman – State Producer New South Wales and series Co-Producer

Louise Schultze & Paul Macionis – Executive Producers

 

Instagram - @OKNAnimalGaggles and @OzKidsNetwork

Facebook - @Oz Kids Network

 

Oz Kids Network follows COVID-Safe filming guidelines set by industry body Screen Australia.

 

Skit This and Animal Gaggles are Oz Kids Network original formats, owned by Australian Media House, and produced by Australian Production House.

Media Enquiries: Australian Production House: PR Manager

Angela Alexander: +61 411 483 321

About Australian Production House:
Australian Production House is a Melbourne film & television production company bringing large scale international projects to be produced in conjunction with our partners overseas.


https://www.australianproductionhouse.com/about

01/09/2020 - Paul Macionis Appointed COO at Australian Media House ( Download as .pdf

PAUL MACIONIS TO HEAD BACK TO AUSTRALIA
APPOINTED COO AT AUSTRALIAN MEDIA HOUSE

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020: Sydney: Aussie expat Paul Macionis is set to return to Australia this month to take up a senior leadership role at Australia Media House (AMH).

He has been appointed Chief Operating Officer to work across Australia Media Houses’ stable of multimedia companies operating under the Australian Production House (APH) banner.

Macionis worked with Matchbox Productions and NBCU Networks in Sydney in 2016/17 in Senior Legal and Business Affairs Consultant roles. Then left Australia in 2017 for a senior legal and executive role with business channel CNBC.

Most recently, he has held the position of Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, Asia at NBCUniversal Media in Singapore.

From 2007, Macionis spent 10 years with Australian pay television company Foxtel in Sydney. He served in several roles including Legal Counsel (Production & Acquisition) and Head of Business Affairs (Production & Distribution).

He was actively involved in creating investment models and commercial negotiations for Foxtel local productions including scripted drama series ‘Wentworth’ and ‘A Place to Call Home’.

Louise Schultze founder and Chief Executive Officer of Australian Production House said, “I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the senior team. His expertise as a talented media executive and entertainment lawyer will contribute to and build on our industry-leading work.

His role includes full oversight of all commercial aspects of APH companies’ building local and overseas strategic partnerships, and maximising asset and business performance.

Paul will also be a driving force in growing our global profile and create new opportunities for our entire slate and the world first, fully interactive online digital network, Oz Kids Network.”

The newly created role of Chief Operating Officer for the companies is based in Sydney.

Macionis was a member of Asia Video Industry Association and a mentor for student, and graduate lawyers. He is a member of Screen Producers Association of Australia.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-macionis-19697039/

 

Media Enquiries: Australian Production House: PR Manager

Angela Alexander: +61 411 483 321

About Australian Production House:
Australian Production House is a Melbourne film & television production company bringing large scale international projects to be produced in conjunction with our partners overseas.


https://www.australianproductionhouse.com/about

+61 (0)3 9088 8031 

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