Creative services business KOJO has announced it will join forces with Hedone Productions to create an exciting new film and television production business under the KOJO Entertainment brand.
Hedone’s producer, Kate Croser will join KOJO as head of production and development, bringing Hedone’s existing slate of projects over to KOJO. Fellow Hedone principal Sandy Cameron (The Infinite Man, Boys in the Trees, Sam Klemke’s Time Machine) will also produce Hedone’s slate at KOJO and continue to work as a freelance screenwriter.
Pictured: KOJO Entertainment L-R Kate Butler, Dale Roberts, Kate Croser
A highly experienced producer, Croser’s credits include the critically acclaimed time travel comedy The Infinite Man; AACTA nominated SBS cult comedy series Danger 5; ABC documentary film Michelle’s Story (winner of the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival Audience Award); and the Australian-Iranian feature film collaboration My Tehran for Sale.
Croser is a current member of the Board of Directors of the South Australian Film Corporation, and serves as a feature film representative on the council of Screen Producers Australia.
Dale Roberts, CEO of KOJO sees this as an important step in the expansion of KOJO’s development and production strategy.
“I am excited to have Kate Croser join KOJO Entertainment as Head of Production and Development. Our companies saw an opportunity to play to each others strengths by combining our experience, network and creativity.
“Kate has extraordinary instincts for developing and producing engaging content. Her depth of experience will invigorate our slate as well as offer our partners new opportunities to collaborate,” said Roberts.
Kate Croser said, “KOJO are a highly experienced film and entertainment company with a national presence and strong international partnerships. I am delighted to bring Hedone’s slate of projects to KOJO Entertainment and look forward to building upon the strong foundations at KOJO to create exciting screen content for national and international audiences.”
To further strengthen KOJO’s growth strategy Kate Butler joins Kate Croser as production and development executive. Butler has spent the past ten years leading KOJO’s post production business and has worked on national and international projects including, The Lucky One and No Reservations for Warner Bros and the highly acclaimed The Babadook.
In her new role Butler will work closely with Croser to develop and produce KOJO’s production slate as well as oversee the company’s production investment portfolio.
Roberts said, “As with any businesses, it is vital to have the right people in the right roles. Kate Butler has spent the past decade working with our clients and has a deep understanding of the opportunities we will pursue as a business.
“We have a solid slate of film and television projects in the works and I am thrilled to have both Kate Croser and Kate Butler working together to drive a new chapter for our business and also make a significant contribution to the Australian and international screen industry.”