Head of Television, Eyeworks Australia
Stephen Peters has been a television producer for over 25 years, with a career spanning virtually all aspects of television. He has been a producer of current affairs, lifestyle, reality and documentaries and more recently entertainment and variety. Stephen was a producer on 60 Minutes and was an executive producer for numerous programs on the Nine Network for ten years, including Australian Survivor and the women’s prison docu-drama Doing Time. He was the executive producer for the first series of the record-breaking and Logie-winning Australian Idol for Channel 10 and Fremantle Media and more recently he was the creative development director for production company Endemol Southern Star. Stephen was also the creator and executive producer of Gangs of Oz Series 1 and 2. He is currently the Australian Director of Television for Eyeworks Australia.
Claire has had an extensive and varied career in theatre, film and television as a writer, director and post-production producer. After graduating from the NIDA Playwrights’ Studio in 1989, Claire wrote a number of successful stage plays including the critically acclaimed comedy Table For One?, Christmas Day, Between Dreams and Dangerous Curve. In 1994, Claire was awarded an Australia Council Literature Board Fellowship. She moved into television where she now writes drama, comedy and factual entertainment. Her credits include several episodes of McLeods Daughters and The Comedy Sale. Her factual writing and post-producing credits include The Force, The Suspects, ICU and Auction Squad for Seven Productions, 20 -1 for the Nine Network and Andrew Wight’s Megashark for Beyond/Wighty Productions. Claire also produces independent programs for television through her company Wonderland Productions. Their most recent programs include the one-hour documentaries Kulka and A Frontier Conversation for NITV and the four-part observational documentary series Taxi School for SBS which Claire created, wrote and directed. She has been commissioned as a draft writer on a number of feature films and has worked as a writer/storyliner on drama projects for Essential Viewing, Columbia Tristar Television, Southern Star, Matt Carroll.