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18 November 2016

Last night the 16th annual Screen Producers Australia Awards were announced at the 2016 Screen Forever Conference in Melbourne.

CJZ at Screen Forever

CJZ's Michael Cordell (left) and Nick Murray, speaking at Screen Forever this week. Photo: Mumbrella

Victoria's CJZ was awarded the Media Super Production Business of the Year. One of the most prolific producers of original prime-time series in Australia, CJZ's catalogue includes The Gruen franchise (ABC) winner of the 2016 "Most Outstanding" Logie and the 2013 Rose d'Or for Entertainment, Bondi Rescue (Ten), and Go Back to Where You Came From (SBS) that won an International Emmy Award in 2013 and the 2012 Rose d'Or as the best television program in any genre and is now the most awarded factual program ever to come out of Australia.

Screen Producers Australia's CEO Matthew Deaner said: "The Screen Producers Australia Awards were born from a desire to recognise and honour Australian screen businesses who create and support high quality and outstanding screen content. CJZ have established themselves as one of Australia's most successful production companies, consistently producing original and entertaining stories for television audiences both locally and internationally."

The Screen Producers Australia Awards recognise leading industry practitioners. Browse the winners below.

Victorian award recipients

Media Super Production Business of the Year: CJZ

Feature Film of the Year: The Dressmaker, Film Art Media

Cutting Edge Short Film of the Year: Ronny Chieng: International Student, Sticky Pictures

Interactive or Game Production of the Year: Little Lunch App, Australian Children's Television Foundation

Light Entertainment Television Production of the Year: Gruen, CJZ

Children's Series of the Year: Tomorrow When The War Began, Ambience Entertainment

For more information about the awards visit the Screen Producers Australia Awards website