Jo Porter is Fremantle’s Director of Drama who established and has led its drama team in Australia since 2012. Porter, a multi-award-winning producer, is currently developing a range of returning and stand-alone drama series for local and international audiences. As WENTWORTH Executive Producer, this popular and critical hit now in its seventh season, set new records when it premiered in 2013 and has been sold to over 140 territories and been remade in four languages. Its awards include a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama and Most Popular Drama, and an AACTA for Best Drama. For Network Ten, Porter created and executive produced WONDERLAND and was also Executive Producer on MARY: MAKING OF A PRINCESS, along with the HOGES mini-series and forthcoming Olivia Newton John bio mini for the Seven Network. Under her remit is production on Australia’s longest running daily drama, NEIGHBOURS. Porter’s most recent project, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK has already attracted world-wide attention with sales to premium broadcasters including Amazon and the BBC and a prestigious selection to open this year’s Berlinale Film Festival and to feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Prior to joining FremantleMedia Porter was a creator and Series Producer on the Seven Network’s ratings and popular hits PACKED TO THE RAFTERS, ALWAYS GREENER and ALL SAINTS. Porter’s television work has garnered 35 industry awards and 82 nominations to date.