The Endeavor Content-backed studio Dreamchaser has signed three of Australia’s top non-scripted producers across the factual and entertainment genres to producing deals.
Dreamchaser has signed Debbie Cuell (Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, Ambulance Australia), Leigh Aramberri (The Voice) and Emma Lamb (Married at First Sight, Byron Baes) as producer partners. They will develop and produce new projects for TV and streaming platforms for the studio’s factual and entertainment divisions.
Dreamchaser will serve as executive producer on all projects and take them out internationally.
Cuell joins Dreamchaser as executive producer and partner for documentary and factual entertainment, with more than 20 years’ experience specializing in the factual and entertainment genres in Australian TV, public broadcasting and subscription TV. She previously executive produced the ABC series Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds and Ambulance Australia. Her projects will be made by Dreamchaser and Cuell through her production company, Sparkle Pictures.
Aramberri joins Dreamchaser as executive producer and partner for non-scripted entertainment. He has been a part of The Voice since its inception a decade ago, working as the show’s executive producer for the past seven seasons and helping to produce the spin-offs The Voice Kids and The Voice Generations.
Lamb will launch her production label Mischief Maker as an exclusive partnership with Dreamchaser in late July and serve as executive producer and partner for non-scripted entertainment. Lamb was co-executive producer on Married at First Sight. She recently executive produced Netflix Australia’s first original unscripted series, Byron Baes.
Joint CEOs Hugh Marks and Carl Fennessy said: “Leigh, Debbie and Emma are three of Australia’s most dynamic, trusted and admired non-scripted executive producers. They have an incredible track record of multi-genre success, and each brings a deep commitment to creating programs with integrity, authenticity and creative excellence. We’re proud to welcome them to Dreamchaser as executive producer partners as they launch the next phase of their careers. We can’t wait to share their programming with Australia and the world.”
Cuell said: “With the global explosion of demand for premium content, for me, there’s never been a better time to create and produce original programs and to launch my own production label, Sparkle Pictures, in partnership with Dreamchaser. With Carl and Hugh’s combined industry expertise, and my creative and program-making skills, I’m just so excited about the future and what we can produce together. Here’s to programs that make a difference in society, entertain audiences around the world, and win awards!”
Lamb said: “It is a true privilege to be given the opportunity to bring a fresh slate of compelling unscripted programming to life. I am thrilled to partner with the brilliant team at Dreamchaser to deliver new, internationally-minded formats with a mischievous edge that will capture the imagination of audiences worldwide.”
Aramberri said: “It’s an exciting time in television to be creating original content, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be doing that than with Carl and Hugh at Dreamchaser. It’s a dream itself to be part of a team that fosters such a large scope for creativity, and I look forward to the quality of programming that it will bring.”