Creative Director & Co-founder, Every Cloud Productions
With more than three decades experience in the Australian production industry, Deb Cox has been responsible for creating and producing some of Australia’s most iconic screen content.
With an aim to create and produce thought-provoking, entertaining content for both domestic and international audiences, Deb joined forces with producer Fiona Eagger to form Every Cloud Productions in 2009.
She has since gone on to co-create, co-produce and head the writing team on hit series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, executive produce Indigenous drama The Gods of Wheat Street and most recently story produce and executive produce legal drama series Newton’s Law.
At the 2016 Screen Leader Awards, Deb was jointly-awarded the Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry. The award recognises Victorian female screen practitioners who have shown leadership through their achievements and involvement in the industry.
In July 2017 Deb was the joint-recipient of Film Victoria’s Screen Business Ventures funding, with Every Cloud Productions being named as one of eight companies to share in more than $2.7m to increase growth and output capacity, and showcase Australian talent to the world. Deb, along with Fiona Eagger, was the joint recipient of an esteemed Screen Business Export award at the 2017 Screen Producers Australia Awards, receiving the award on behalf of Every Cloud Productions.
Deb’s career began in the 1980s at Crawford Productions in Melbourne. Her early freelance career included a stint as Project Officer for the Australian Film Commission and as Head of Drama for Artist Services, where she developed a range of feature film and television projects, including the ABC miniseries Simone de Beauvoir’s Babies, feature film Dead Letter Office and other titles.
As part of CoxKnight Productions, with Andrew Knight, Deb developed three series of the ABC series SeaChange, the drama series CrashBurn and the children’s series Worst Best Friends. In 2006 she wrote one of Australia’s first long-run online narratives PS Trixi for Hoodlum Entertainment in Brisbane, then co-created, co-wrote and co-produced two series of East of Everything.
Independent, glamorous and unflappable detective, Miss S, debuts in China in spring 2020, breaking new ground for Australian scripted drama adaptations and upping indie distributor all3media international’s involvement in the region’s booming scripted formats environment. The 30-episode Mandarin version of high-end Australian drama “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”, set in 1930s Shanghai, stars Ma Yi Li as the eponymous Miss S. Distributed by all3media international’s Singapore-based regional office, the series is produced by the Shanghai 99 Visual Company in collaboration with Tencent Penguin Film and artist management company Easy Entertainment. The show was created by Australian production house Every Cloud Productions; Miss Fisher creators Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox are creative consultants on the Chinese adaptation. They join series Producer and Head Writer, Jin Weiyi, and Shanghai 99 Visual Company Vice General Manager, Wu Xiao, to talk about the Miss Fisher journey, including why they chose this particular series, translating ideas and themes, their experiences making modern TV’s cheekiest detective work in Chinese for China, and what this landmark production means in broader terms in China and abroad.