Big Screen Symposium

Ian Collie is a highly experienced drama television producer and CEO of the new Australian drama company Easy Tiger Productions in partnership with the global media group Fremantle.

He is the series producer of four seasons of RAKE the comedy drama series starring Richard Roxburgh and guest starring Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett, Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving and Sam Neill, amongst others. In addition, Ian was an Executive Producer on the United States version of RAKE for the Fox Network and starring Greg Kinnear. Series 5 will go into production later 2017.

Ian has recently completed the SBS mini-series SUNSHINE starring Anthony La Paglia and Melanie Linskey which goes to air in Australia on 18 October 2017.

In 2016 Ian also series produced the popular 10-part series DOCTOR DOCTOR. A second series is currently on air on the Nine Network. Ian has produced the six-part series of JACK IRISH, which stars Guy Pearce as well as three telemovies of the JACK IRISH franchise – BAD DEBTS, BLACK TIDE and DEAD POINT.

In 2015 Ian produced the series THE PRINCIPAL, which has sold to Netflix and the Sundance channels internationally, and the telemovie THE BROKEN SHORE starring Don Hany and Claudia Karvan in 2014. His feature film producer credits include the Disney financed SAVING MR BANKS starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and others, and directed by John Lee Hancock in December 2013.

In 2011 Ian produced ON TRIAL a five-part documentary series filming criminal trials in both the NSW District and WA Supreme Courts, including the first time cameras have been granted access to film a murder trial, and was executive producer on AUSTRALIA ON TRIAL a co-production with December Films in Melbourne that explores three pivotal criminal trials that shaped the face of colonial Australia.

Prior to television Ian worked as a solicitor for Slater and Gordon and Cashman and Partners, and later as executive director for the Arts Law Centre of Australia and the Australian Directors Guild.

See Ian in the following session:

Panel: What makes a great TV co-production? – Saturday 30 September, 3.00pm