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Screentime poaches ABC's Collins, promotes Steel

5 November 2013 4:25 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Jennifer Collins is quitting as ABC TV head of entertainment to join Screentime in the newly-created role of head of non-fiction.

In a related move, Screentime has promoted Simon Steel from executive producer non-fiction to head of factual, reporting to Collins.

The hiring of Collins, who starts in January, signals Screentime.s commitment to beefing up its non-fiction output including studio-based entertainment productions, comedy, panel shows and factual entertainment.

.We need to build up the entertainment side,. Screentime MD Bob Campbell tells If, while observing that area has not been a great focus for the company since Popstars. .We are delighted to welcome to Screentime an executive of the calibre and experience of Jennifer..

Campbell welcomes Nine Entertainment Co..s stock exchange listing, noting, .Nine has been a consistent supporter of good content and I am sure that momentum will continue..

Screentime.s non-fiction slate includes The Flying Miners for the ABC, »

- Don Groves

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