The 2017 Screen Producers Australia Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to television producer Pam Barnes.
With a television career spanning nearly 50 years, Barnes has worked on some of Australia’s biggest shows and produced many big names in the industry including Daryl Somers, Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton and Don Lane. Her TV credits include In Melbourne Tonight, The Don Lane Show, Sale of the Century, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, The X Factor, Bert’s Family Feud, Dusty and Australia’s Got Talent.
She is currently the executive producer of FremantleMedia Australia’s Family Feud on Ten. Barnes has earned a reputation for championing the careers and encouraging growth of young employees within the industry.
“Pam’s illustrious career in television has seen her involved in some of Australia’s most beloved programs. Screen Producers Australia is honoured to name Pam as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient to recognise her outstanding contribution to the Australian television industry,” said CEO Matt Deaner.
Screen Producers Australia has also announced the finalists for the Media Super Production Business of the Year category. The finalists for 2017: Ambience Entertainment, Matchbox Pictures, Playmaker Media, Screentime and Sticky Pictures.
The Award recipients will be revealed at the Screen Producers Australia Awards taking place at the Forum Theatre, Melbourne on November 16 2017 during the 32nd Screen Forever conference (November 14-16).