Northern Pictures Managing Director Sue Clothier has announced that Alexandra Hodgkinson has been appointed as Co Head of Factual.Alexandra was most recently Producer and Senior Journalist at the Sunday Night program on the Seven Network. Previously she has had a distinguished career in factual production and current affairs journalism, including several years as a Producer and later as Supervising Producer at the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes and as Series Producer or Executive Producer of factual series such as Bush Doctors, Beyond the Darklands, Pride of Australia and Young Doctors.
“Alexandra is a first-class television producer and vibrant creative thinker with a substantial track record in factual television. She has spent more than two decades at the coal face of current affairs television and will bring immense energy, intelligence and experience to her role at Northern Pictures,” Sue Clothier said.
“Alexandra, along with Karina Holden who moves from the role of Head of Production and Development to Head of Factual, will be looking for opportunities to create factual programs for the international marketplace, as well as Australia. They are a great team. Northern Pictures and its affiliates have offices in Singapore, Beijing, New Zealand and Washington as well as Sydney, which gives us a unique competitive advantage in identifying programming opportunities with broadcasters.”
Alexandra Hodgkinson said: “It’s a magical opportunity to be part of the Northern Pictures team with its great talent, product and creative ambition. I’m looking forward to making some terrific television – and I couldn’t be happier.”
Northern Pictures is part of David Haslingden’s RACAT, a global network of independent television production companies: NHNZ based out of the Washington (USA), Dunedin (NZ) and Beijing (China), Beach House Pictures in Singapore and Taiwan, and Northern Pictures in Australia. Keshet Australia is a joint venture between Keshet International and RACAT. The RACAT group produces over 200 hours of programming for broadcasters including Discovery, National Geographic, History Channel, A&E Networks, NHK, ABC and TVNZ.
Recent programming highlights for Northern Pictures include the landmark series KAKADU, LIFE ON THE REEF and CHANGING MINDS.