Telling it like it is - an interview with Penny Chapman

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

Penny Chapman is one of Australia's most experienced television producers. Her recent
productions are Devil's Playground, which debuted on Foxtel on September 9
and Deadline Gallipoli, also for Foxtel and currently in post production.

Penny is also principal of Matchbox Pictures and a founding partner. Click on the link to

watch and informative and engaging interview with Penny in which she shares her

experiences and triumps and frustrations working in the industry. It's a story many

NZ WIFT members will find familiar!

Penny's other productions include The Straits (ABC 2012),The Slap (ABC 2011,
executive producer), the children's drama series My Place (ABC 2010 and
2011), RAN Remote Area Nurse (SBS 2005), The Cooks (Network Ten
2004), Temptation (Network Ten 2003) and The Road From Coorain (ABC
Penny's documentary productions include Sex An Unnatural History (SBS
2011, executive producer), Leaky Boat (ABC 2011) Darwin's Lost Paradise
(SBS,2009), Rampant: How A City Stopped A Plague (ABC, 2008) and The
Track (ABC, 2000).

During the 1990s Penny was Head of TV Drama, then Head of Television at
the ABC. During this time she executive produced many dramas including the
multi-award winning Brides Of Christ, which she devised, The Leaving Of
Liverpool and Blue Murder.
In 2010 Penny was awarded the inaugural IF Award for Contribution to the
Television Industry and in 2013 Penny won the Screen Producers Australia
Maura Fay Award for Services to the industry.