Having created and produced hundreds of hours of television
primetime and family drama, in November 2001 the Screen
Producers of Australia
named Posie as the inaugural Australian Independent Producer
of the Year for her body of work. In December 2002 Variety
Magazine noted her as one of “20 Significant Women in Film and Television” along
with Meryl Streep, Rita Wilson and Jennifer Anniston in its annual
Recent television credits
include creating and producing one of Australia’s most successful and long running drama series: “McLeod’s
Daughters” – which is seen in over 230 territories
world wide. Now in its seventh season on air in Australia (which
will see the series pass the 200 hour mark), McLeod’s remains
one of Australia’s most awarded and most loved drama series.
Posie also created and
produced the original pilot telemovie of the same name, starring
Jack Thompson. Broadcast on Mother’s
Day 1996, it became the highest rating TV movie of all time until
the Telemovie of The Alice, Posie’s first commission for
the Nine Network, eclipsed the record by only 30,000 viewers nationally.
Posie was happy to resign the crown!
co-creator/production credit for Posie is the worldwide edutainment
phenomenon, Hi-5. After co-creating/co-producing
the pilot and first two years of production with co-creator Helena
Harris, Posie has been delighted to see the program’s ever-growing
audience and success.
Now in its ninth year
of production, Hi-5 is seen in more than 80 territories worldwide
and a format version – produced
in Australia – is seen on Discovery Kids in the US. Hi-5
was nominated for a daytime Emmy in both 2005 & 2006, but lost
out each time to iconic co-nominee Sesame Street.
from Nine in November 2005 to take up a new multi-novel world-wide
publishing deal offered by New York based Simon and
Schuster ahead of publication of her third novel The Uncrowned
Queen (The Beloved in Australia and UK) is the last of a trilogy
of novels set in C15th England. The Innocent, The Exiled and
now, The Uncrowned Queen have been hits wherever they’ve
been published. The roll call of countries thus far includes
Australia, the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom,
Germany (in translation), the Netherlands (in translation), Russia
(in translation) and negotiations have commenced for publication
in translation in France and Italy.
has created special editions of all three books as part of its
Books program. The Innocent, the first of the novels, featured
twice in the fiction part of the program over a four month
period from February thru May 2006. A rarity. Previous “Breakout” authors
have included Jodi Piccoult.
Posie is currently
writing her fourth novel, The Island House (expected to be published
world wide from Christmas 2007) but has also found time
contribute a short story to a new and very interesting Anthology.
company of Diane Setterfield, John Connolly, Jodi Piccoult
and Cathi Hannauer, Posie’s story, “The Last of the
be included in a unique co-publishing venture between Simon
and Schuster USA and the Ritz Carlton Hotel group which will
a copy of “Turndown Tales” (which is log lined “Stay
Up All Night Stories from your favourite bestselling authors”)
beside each bed in every hotel in the Ritz Carlton chain
Posie has co-written two albums of songs from the series
Daughters with composer Chris Harriott, both of which have achieved
Platinum sales in Australia (the first album peaking at #7 on the
A regular guest at film, television and writers festivals
all over the world, in 2004 Posie was honoured to participate
in two personally
significant events. As the first graduate to do so, she gave
the annual “Investigator Lecture” for Flinders University
in South Australia. Previous lecturers have included former Australian
Prime Minister Bob Hawke, High Court of Australia Justice Michael
Kirby and Lec Walensa of Poland. Also in that same year, as part
of the Tasmania’s Bi-centenary celebrations, she was invited
as one of eight Tasmanian “expats” to give a lecture
on her life and career as a contribution to the state-wide “Reflections
of Tasmania” series of public events.
along with 39 other graduates, Posie was given an Inaugural
Award for her services to Film and Television as part of
the celebrations for the University’s fortieth year. Posie
is a current member of the board of The Australian Film,
Television and Radio School.
website can be visited at PosieGraeme-Evans.com or
you can view her writers blog on Amazon.