Jon Casimir works at Legacy Media. Earlier this year he finished a three year stint as Head of Entertainment at ABC TV. During that time he commissioned new programs including The Weekly, Luke Warm Sex, Hard Quiz, Dream Gardens, The House with Annabel Crabb, Growing Up Gracefully, Whovians, Shortcuts To Glory, Sammy J’s Playground Politics, When I Get A Minute, Fancy Boy, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am and When TV Was Awesome. He is best known as the co-creator of Gruen and You Can’t Ask That. Prior to the ABC , he worked at Zapruder’s/CJZ on Enough Rope With Andrew Denton, Hungry Beast, Randling, Elders, The Joy Of Sets, Can Of Worms and Reality Check. Jon’s journalism career began at music magazine RAM. He spent 17 years at the Sydney Morning Herald where he was, among other things, instrumental in the creation of the smh.com.au news site. He has written four books and edited six others. He has never had a cup of coffee.
Jon will be hosting a Roundtable at this year’s SCREEN FOREVER Conference.