EQ Media and Entertainment has been named Independent Producer of the Year at the 2012 Screen Producers Association of Australia awards in Melbourne.
Helmed by producers Chris Hilton, Ian Collie, Sonja Armstrong and Carmel Travers, EQ Media’s productions this year include the critically acclaimed drama series Rake, the Jack Irish crime drama telemovies, the multi-award winning landmark natural history series Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide, adventure survival series Do or Die and single documentary The Grammar of Happiness.
Current productions include:
- The feature film Saving Mr Banks, about the Australian author of Mary Poppins starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson
- A third series of Rake, starring Richard Roxburgh and a pilot for the US version of Rake starring Greg Kinnear
- Bubble Bath Bay, a pre-school animation series set on Sydney Harbour,
- Third season of hit food series Gourmet Farmer and new series on middle eastern cuisine called Shane Delia’s Spice Journey
- Raising the Curtain, a celebration of Australia’s history of live theatre
- My Brother, the Serial Killer a feature length investigation for Discovery Channel
- A new series of Jack Irish telemovies starring Guy Pearce
- The Floods game app based on Colin Thomson’s best selling children’s books
SPAA Executive Director, Geoff Brown said, “This award recognises the collaboration of creative talent, underpinned by two things: the capable business acumen of EQ Media and Entertainment and the benefits of the producer offset which allows the production company to finance and produce excellent work.”
EQ Media’s CEO Chris Hilton added: “It’s a great honour to be receiving this prestigious industry award. We would like to thank all our production partners, the writers, actor, directors and fantastic crews who have contributed to this success”