Channel 7 is expanding its executive team with the newly created role of Head of Entertainment.
TV Blackbox can reveal that highly regarded executive Majella Wiemers is leaving her role at ITV Studios to take on the same title at the Seven Network.
The former on-air reporter and Executive Producer of Channel 10’s Breakfast will be taking on the new role of Head of Entertainment for the network, reporting to Seven’s Director of Production Andrew Backwell.
Seven has confirmed to TV Blackbox that Wiemers will join the network later this year and be responsible for the network’s leading slate of entertainment programs, including The Voice, Australian Idol and AGT.
Ms Wiemers joins Seven from ITV Studios Australia, where she has been Head of Entertainment since March 2018. Her resume also includes senior roles at Endemol Shine Australia, Nine Network, Network 10 and Southern Star.
Mr Backwell said:
“I’ve known and worked with Majella for many years, and I’m delighted that she is joining the team at Seven. She is one of the best television production executives in Australia and is a great addition to our network.”
Ms Wiemers said:
“I am so excited to be returning to a network and in particular, the Seven Network – leaders in entertainment. I cannot wait to bring all my skills across all facets of production to this role and to Seven.”
Queensland born, Ms Wiemers began her television career as a news and current affairs reporter and presenter, and producer working on programs such as Today, A Current Affair, Sunday, RPA and Getaway.
Her credits include The Voice, Operation Live, Beat The Chasers, This Is Your Life, Shark Tank, Love Island, This Time Next Year, Last Chance Surgery, Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, The Cube and The Great Australian Spelling Bee.