Jo Porter is FremantleMedia Australia’s Director of Drama and has lead the establishment of its Drama team. Porter, a multi-award winning producer, is currently focused on developing a range of returning and stand-alone drama series. Series 1 of Wentworth, a reimagining of the Prisoner series, set new records when it premiered in 2013; achieving the highest ever ratings for a drama series on Foxtel and is the highest rating Australian show on UK primetime since 2002. Wentworth has been sold to over 140 territories and being remade in three other languages and counting. It has also received great critical acclaim and many industry awards including a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama and AACTA for Best Drama. Porter created and executive produced Wonderland, for Network Ten. The launch episode of Wonderland was the highest premiere for a new series on Network Ten during 2013. Porter executive produced the Network Ten telemovie, Mary: Making of a Princess, which was the highest rating drama on Ten in 2015, both domestic and internationally, and last year the Paul Hogan mini-series on the Seven Network. More recently she executive produced Picnic At Hanging Rock, a six-part drama for Foxtel, a contemporary adaptation of the classic novel. Prior to her time with FMA, she produced five drama series for the Seven Network, including Packed to the Rafters, All Saints and Always Greener.


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