Big Screen Symposium

Penny Win started her media career in radio in New Zealand. She went on to work in television in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong and is experienced in both free-to-air and subscription television.

Penny came to Foxtel in 1996 after working at Star TV in Hong Kong and managed the running of Foxtel’s drama channels from 2007 to 2014.

In 2014 she was appointed as head of drama to focus on the local production slate. Penny has been involved in the commissioning of drama for the past five years, including SPIRITED, WENTWORTH, DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, DEADLINE GALLIPOLI, THE KETTERING INCIDENT and SECRET CITY.

She is also an executive producer of Showcase’s acclaimed Australian series A PLACE TO CALL HOME, produced by Seven Productions for Foxtel.

Penny commissioned and executive produced Foxtel’s first feature film, AUSTRALIA DAY, which debuted at Sydney International Film Festival and will be released in cinemas in 2017 before having its Australian television premiere on Foxtel Movies.

This year Penny is also the executive producer of Foxtel’s re-imagining of Joan Lindsay’s timeless Australian novel, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and FIGHTING SEASON, a powerful exploration of the experiences of Australian soldiers returned from duty.

See Penny in the following session:

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