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The Screen Guide

Lingo Pictures Pty Ltd

Lingo is owned by Helen Bowden and Jason Stephens, two of Australia’s most prolific and highly awarded television drama producers. Helen Bowden was a principal and the foundation Managing Director of Matchbox Pictures, which formed in 2008 and sold to NBCUniversal in early 2014. Helen was the lead producer on DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (Foxtel), UNDERGROUND: THE JULIAN ASSANGE STORY (Ten) and THE SLAP (ABC). The latter won five AFI Awards, a Logie and was BAFTA and Emmy® nominated. Jason Stephens produced five television dramas between 2010 and 2014 under a joint venture with FremantleMedia: KILLING TIME (Foxtel); DEVIL’S DUST (ABC); MR AND MRS MURDER (Ten); BETTER MAN (SBS); and SCHAPELLE, (Nine). As well as producing these shows, Jason was Director of Development at FremantleMedia from 2006 and Creative Director from 2010. Recently, Lingo delivered their first drama, the high-end miniseries WAKE IN FRIGHT. In addition, Lingo have two miniseries greenlit for 2018.