Claire Tonkin has been appointed head of drama development at Cjz Group, starting January.
Tonkin has spent the last decade at Ten, working as a network drama executive. She was a network executive producer for Neighbours and helped to oversee the development and production of Offspring, Puberty Blues, Rush, The Wrong Girl, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Underground — The Julian Assange Story, Hawke and Secrets & Lies..
Tonkin has won an Awgie award for the short Button, and in 2009 received the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award from the International Emmy Foundation for her script Me & Mine..
Tonkin joins Cjz as it expands its work in the scripted space, with multiple series currently in funded development for local and overseas networks.
On Cjz.s slate at the moment is House of Bond for the Nine Network,.starring Rachel Taylor, Adrienne Pickering, Sam Neill and Ben Mingay. It follows on