Debbie Lee is Matchbox Pictures’ Director of Scripted Development. Debbie provides creative leadership to the development of scripted content across a broad range of genres and markets. She also serves as an executive producer on a number of projects – most recently on SAFE HARBOUR, THE FAMILY LAW, MUSTANGS FC and THE HEIGHTS
Before joining Matchbox, Debbie was ABC TV’s Head of Comedy where she commissioned and executive produced shows including A MOODY CHRISTMAS, PLEASE LIKE ME, LAID, IT’S A DATE, UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN and THE STRANGE CALLS. She also was an Executive Producer for Arts and Entertainment at the ABC for a short stint. Prior to that she worked as a Series Producer at SBS, Australia’s multicultural Broadcaster and then as a Commissioning Editor for Drama and Comedy for SBS Independent. At SBS she commissioned WILFRED, JOHN SAFRAN vs. GOD and THE CIRCUIT amongst many others.
March 27, 2019
Script to Screen is proud to award eight filmmakers a place on the 2019 FilmUp Mentorship Programme. Each participant is matched with a filmmaker mentor, and will attend a series of FilmUp hub days as part of the eight-month programme that is tailored to their individual needs.... Read more
March 21, 2019
Eight new scripted stories by, for and about Pasifika and Asian peoples have been selected for development under a new initiative from NZ On Air. The teams selected will participate in a development programme run by Script to Screen, including follow up mentoring to guide them as they prepare to submit production funding applications.... Read more
Producer Jeff Wexler (Studio Ghibli, Studio Ponoc) joins us from Tokyo to share insights into successfully bringing culturally specific stories to global audiences. The session includes a screening of Studio Ponoc’s newest film, MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1. ... Read more
We are sad to say that this talk has been cancelled due to illness. We apologise for any inconvenience, our thoughts are with Alanis and we hope for her speedy recovery.... Read more