Screen Producers celebrate CJZ at annual awards

CJZ was formed with the 2012 merger of Cordell Jigsaw and Zapruder’s Other Films

Screen Producers Australia has announced CJZ as the Media Super Production Business of the Year at the 16th annual Screen Producers Australia Awards, hosted by Claire Hooper at Melbourne’s Palladium at Crown at the end of the 2016 Screen Forever Conference.

CJZ was formed with the 2012 merger of Cordell Jigsaw and Zapruder’s Other Films, two leading Australian indies. CJZ produces drama, factual, entertainment and comedy programming across all commercial networks, public broadcasters, free-to-air and cable.

CJZ screen producers

[L] CJZ’s Michael Cordell & Nick Murray, [R] the Kettering team – Andy Walker, Victoria Madden & Vincent Sheehan

Signature programs include hit entertainment show the Gruen franchise (ABC) winner of the 2016 Most Outstanding Logie and the 2013 Rose d’Or for Entertainment, Bondi Rescue (Ten), and the groundbreaking format Go Back to Where You Came From (SBS) that won an International Emmy Award in 2013 and the 2012 Rose d’Or as the best television program in any genre and is now the most awarded factual program ever to come out of Australia.

Major winners:

Media Super Production Business of the Year
CJZ

Lifetime Achievement Award
Roger Savage

Drama Series of the Year
Cleverman, Goalpost Pictures

Comedy Series of the Year
The Family Law, Matchbox Pictures

Series Documentary of the Year
Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War, Essential Media and Entertainment

Single Documentary of the Year
Strictly Jewish, Mint Pictures

Children’s Series of the Year
Tomorrow When The War Began, Ambience Entertainment

Light Entertainment Television Production of the Year
Gruen, CJZ

Reality Series of the Year
The Great Australian Bake Off, FremantleMedia Australia and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV Studios Australia (tied)

Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year
The Kettering Incident, Porchlight Films in association with Sweet Potato Films

Feature Film of the Year
The Dressmaker, Film Art Media

Cutting Edge Short Film of the Year
Ronny Chieng: International Student, Sticky Pictures

Interactive or Game Production of the Year
Little Lunch App, Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Breakthrough Business of the Year
Epic Films

Services and Facilities Business of the Year
Fulcrum Media Finance

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