Speaker

Fiona Eagger

Chief Executive & Co-founder, Every Cloud Productions

Fiona Eagger
Chief Executive & Co-founder, Every Cloud Productions

Fiona Eagger is one of Australia’s most versatile producers, working across both film and television, specialising in drama production. She has worked extensively with commercial and public broadcasters over the course of her career, balancing her role across creative development, financing and production.

With Deb Cox, she formed Every Cloud Productions in 2009 with an aim to produce high-quality television based on intelligent writing, exceptional character development and nuanced performances.

Fiona has since been responsible for producing breakthrough series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, executive producing Indigenous drama The Gods of Wheat Street and was executive producer and producer of Every Cloud’s most recent series, Newton’s Law. She was also involved in Every Clouds’ youth short-form series, Deadlock for ABC iview and broadcast.

She has received numerous awards, including the Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry (2016, joint-recipient), which recognises Victorian female screen practitioners who have shown leadership through their achievements and involvement in the industry. In July, 2017 Fiona 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 A$2.7 million to increase growth and output capacity, and showcase Australian talent to the world. Fiona also received the 2017 Film Victoria-Natalie Miller Fellowship Women in Leadership Development Initiative. Along with Deb Cox, she was a joint recipient of a Screen Business Export award at the 2017 Screen Producers Australia Awards, receiving the award on behalf of Every Cloud Productions.

In early 2018 Fiona became an honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT, and has taken on the role of Industry Mentor for the Dame Changer programme.

Her credits include The Society Murders, telemovie The Informant (for Screentime) and Series 1 & 2 of drama East of Everything. With her production company Twenty20, Fiona produced the award-winning feature film, Mallboy. Fiona also worked with award-winning director Sarah Watt as consultant producer on her short animation Small Treasures and as producer on the family animation The Way of The Birds.

Fiona gained experience working with feature director Paul Cox and Crawford Productions before producing her first series for SBS television, Ark of Gondwana. She went on to produce two series of the award-winning animation The Web and her first television drama series credit as producer was the 13-part ABC TV series Mercury, starring Geoffrey Rush. She then worked with CoxKnight developing and producing the 13-part series CrashBurn. Fiona’s film credits include the featurette Only The Brave, directed by Ana Kokkinos, which won numerous awards and screened at international festivals.

Wednesday 28 August 2019-61

02:10 PM02:40 PM

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.