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Beyond International Announces New Scripted Drama Division

Oct 14, 2015

Respected writer and executive producer David Ogilvy, with over 25 years experience in scripted drama development and production, has been appointed to head Beyond’s new scripted drama division.

Mikael Borglund, Managing Director and CEO at Beyond, commented, “We are thrilled to have David join us. His extensive experience in scripted content will be the cornerstone of Beyond’s push to deliver the quality drama to audiences in Australia and internationally”.

David joins Beyond from ABC Television where he was Commissioning Editor of Fiction from 2012. His credits as Executive Producer at the ABC include The Code, Rake, Anzac Girls, Janet King, Hiding, Mabo, An Accidental Soldier, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars and The Straits.

David Ogilvy added, “Having been a dedicated fan of Beyond’s acclaimed dramas Halifax F.P. and Stingers in the formative years of my career, it’s a wonderful opportunity to join the company at such a dynamic time for scripted production”.

Prior to the national broadcaster, David worked as writer and script producer on a broad range of adult and children’s drama. His writing credits include East West 101, The Strip, Young Lions, Lockie Leonard, Dance Academy, Outriders, Blue Water High and Escape from Jupiter.

David will develop scripted content across a broad range of genres, both local and international. Sourcing the best of emerging and established writing, directing and producing talent, Beyond plans to produce programs that both entertain and challenge the audience.