Woman Jacoby, Anita
- Film producer
Written by Kathryn Mcleod, National Film and Sound Archive
Anita Jacoby is one of Australia's most successful producers. As Head of Production at Zapruder's Other Films, a production company she established with Andrew Denton, she executively produced the highly successful and popular series' Enough Rope with Andrew Denton which won the AFI award for Best Light Entertainment series in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Jacoby was also an executive producer on the popular and award winning series The Gruen Transfer (2008-11) and the related series' Gruen Planet (2011) and Gruen Sweat (2012).
Jacoby has worked in a variety of roles over the course of her career, including as a researcher for Simon Townsend's Wonder World, as a subeditor at the Australian Women's Weekly, and as an executive producer for the television series Laws , Sunday, Witness, The Today Show and 60 minutes. On her status as a role model for other women in the media industry, she has said pragmatically that 'gender is irrelevant if you can do the job well' (Jacoby, 2012). In 2012, Jacoby left her role at Zapruder's, telling the media that 'she had shared a wonderful creative partnership with Denton but it was time to strike out on her own' (Amanda Meade, 2012).
- Hogan, Christine, Look at me! : behind the scenes of Australian TV with the women who made it : 50 years, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, New South Wales, 2006. Details
- Meade, Amanda, 'TV partnership ends after 10 years', The Australian, 2012, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/media/tv-partnership-ends-after-10-years/story-e6frg996-1226452829120. Details
- Pakula, Karen, 'The Hot Seat: Anita Jacoby', The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 October 2006, http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv--radio/the-hot-seat/2006/10/26/1161749237852.html. Details
- Women's Agenda, 'Anita Jacoby: Why my success would surprise my former teachers', Women's Agenda, 6 September 2012, http://www.womensagenda.com.au/career-agenda/inspiring-women/anita-jacoby/20120803229. Details