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In February 2015, Entertainment One Australia launched its local TV development and production arm with Jude at the helm. The division has projects in development with Netflix, STAN, Foxtel and the ABC and Jude is also acting as executive producer for eOne on several shows for the ABC. She is working with some of Australia’s finest producers including Andrew Mason, Goalpost, Robert Connolly’s Arena Media and Aquarius Films. Jude is working with exceptional talent including John Collee, Sarah Lambert, Sarah Walker, Greg Waters, Gregor Jordan, Witi Ihimaera and a growing list of writing and directing talent through her professional networks around the globe. Jude is also handling Australian acquisitions for eOne Television for the international market.
Jude spent the previous decade as Managing Director of eOne and Hopscotch Home Entertainment, handling acquisitions, sales, marketing and distribution. A former partner in Hopscotch, Jude has grown the business dramatically using her acquisitions acumen to broaden and strengthen the slate beyond theatrical titles to include top-rating TV, cutting edge documentary and classic and cult film re-issues. The bulk of Jude’s acquisitions have been at script stage. The TV slate includes international phenomenon’s like the UK smash hit series The Inbetweeners, Miranda, Catastrophe, BBC drama hits such as Peaky Blinders with Cillian Murphy, Rectify and BBC’s Golden Globe nominated The Missing and Indian Summers, ITV’s Frankenstein Chronicles and cult series Hannibal & From Dusk ‘til Dawn and Bosch which was created for Amazon. The catalogue boasts a range of ground-breaking UK comedies such as Peep Show, The Catherine Tate Show, IT Crowd and Green Wing, the Golden Globe nominated Jekyll, Secret Diary of a Call Girl as well as a host of top-rating local productions including Cleverman, The Broken Shore, The Slap and the eagerly anticipated series The Warriors for ABC 1. Other titles include Peppa Pig & TheWalking Dead and a raft of new and exciting drama from the Mark Gordon Company (Designated Survivor, Conviction) and AMC Sundance, the home of shows like Breaking Bad & Madmen.
Jude was an EP on All This Mayhem which won three AACTA’s. Jude also plays an integral role in the eOne Films theatrical acquisitions and last year enjoyed great success with her acquisition of Asif Kapadia’s, AMY.
Jude has also previously enjoyed a successful career building the home entertainment business at Shock locally and in marketing and promotions with EMI and Polygram (Universal) and was a former news journalist and features writer both in Melbourne and London.
Australian and global production and distribution specialists discuss how to develop compelling content that travels and engages and how to collaborate with the best in the global market to nurture talent, IP and enduring relationships. MODERATOR & PRODUCER Richard Finlayson, Director Headland Media Group