Howard Myers has been appointed as Commissioning Editor & Supervising Producer, Unscripted, for Foxtel Originals.
In this role, Howard will have oversight across FOXTEL’s signature local productions for Lifestyle & Entertainment content, working with both in-house producers and external production companies to commission, develop, produce and oversee content creation, series and specials.
These titles include some of the most successful franchises on Australian television, such as Gogglebox, Selling Houses, Love It Or List It, The Great Australian Bake Off and The Real Housewives of Melbourne.
The portfolio will also comprise some new titles, such as The Repair Shop, Selling In The City and Find Me A Dream Home.
Howard joined FOXTEL in July 2016 as network executive producer.
Prior to Foxtel, Howard worked for Australian production companies, Lune Media and December Media.
In the United Kingdom, Howard worked extensively across the industry production sector, including as managing director & executive producer at Rival Media (London) – producing series such as Don’t Tell The Bride (TLC/Discovery), NATO Summit, Mission Beach (BBC) and Rooftop Rainforest (SkyOne), amongst others.
More globally, Howard was head of formats for Buena Vista International ABC Television (London & Los Angeles) – handling the sales and production of shows around the world, from major scripted series such as Desperate Housewives, to reality programmes (Extreme Makeover), and entertainment series (The Amazing Race and The Muppets).
Howard was also the director of production for the Disney Channel UK & Europe.
Foxtel executive director of television, Brian Walsh, said, “Howard has made a significant contribution to the success of our FOXTEL Originals slate and I am delighted that his work has been recognised with this appointment.”
Howard Myers said, “it’s a challenging, exciting and rewarding role with an ever-growing diverse slate of shows in production across Lifestyle, Entertainment and Factual.”
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