TV heavyweights open new Australian studio

Dreamchaser will partner with established and emerging creators to develop new programming slates and bring 'the next generation of Australian stories to the world'.

A new Australian TV studio has launched with a focus on driving global projects in scripted and factual out of the Australian market.

Dreamchaser, Australia’s first full-service production and distribution studio, is the joint project of former Nine Entertainment CEO Hugh Marks and Endemol Shine Australia co-founder Carl Fennessy.

Based in Sydney, the new studio will partner with established and emerging creators to develop new programming slates and bring ‘the next generation of Australian stories to the world’. 

It’s being backed by global content studio Endeavor Content to establish a collection of creative partnerships across the scripted, factual and entertainment genres, and put them under one portfolio. 

‘We’re seeing an explosion of global demand for premium content from new and traditional television platforms that shows no sign of slowing,’ said Marks and Fennessy. ‘At the same time Australian creatives are at the forefront of many of the biggest shows in the world. There has never been a greater opportunity for global content to be developed and sold from this market.’ 

With Endeavor Content’s strategic partnership, Dreamchaser will be a unique home for our creative partners to realise all of their ambitions and for content commissioners to have confidence that Dreamchaser will be the Australian studio where those ambitions can be delivered’.

Joining Marks and Fennessy are Sara Horn as Chief Operating Officer, Megan Rees-Williams as Chief Financial Officer and Monique Keller as the Head of Development.

The studio is expected to announce a number of new projects over the coming months.

For more information visit the Dreamchaser website.

Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports