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AACTA Meet the Makers - Producers
Magpie Pictures Pty Ltd
CO-FOUNDER AND PRODUCER
Lois Randall is a Screen Producer with extensive experience in screen production and development, and industry policy and strategy. She was Producer of the six-episode drama mini-series THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET for Every Cloud Productions (ABC), which was awarded Miniseries of the Year at the 2014 SPA Awards. Other credits include line producer of EAST OF EVERYTHING drama series (ABC); production manager on international Imax documentary SOLARMAX, and producer of several award winning short films including AIR (animation, SBS) and THE NEW BOOTS (Sydney Film Festival). Professional experience includes Executive Officer at Australian Screen Directors Association (now ADG) and Manager of Metro Screen. Lois is a member of the NSW Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee, and in 2014 she established Magpie Pictures through which she is developing new drama projects.
David Taylor started his television career at the Seven Network before working with various leading production companies. Prior to launching Playmaker, he and the other Playmaker principal David Maher headed Fox’s Australian TV production arm, Fox Television Studios Australia. Here they produced a diverse range of programming including drama series, telemovies, sitcoms and international unscripted formats. Playmaker’s initial credits included the Logie Award winning House Husbands for the NINE Network, the Emmy nominated SLiDE for Foxtel, and the telemovies Wicked Love and Blood Brothers. In 2013 Playmaker produced over 30 hours of primetime drama, including the AWGIE Award winning 6 x 1 hour political thriller The Code for the ABC and Love Child for the Nine Network. In 2014 Playmaker produced the third season of House Husbands, the second season of Love Child and is currently producing the new ABC series Hiding.