Reg Grundy

Reg Grundy

Reg Grundy was the founding father of formats in Australia and peerless in the adaptation of entertainment shows for local audiences and across the world.

His format adaptations often eclipsed the popularity of the originals and were sold around the world, including SALE OF THE CENTURY and BLANKETY BLANKS. His success creating and adapting entertainment formats spans six decades, and also includes WHEEL OF FORTUNE, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, FAMILY FEUD, PERFECT MATCH and dramas including SONS & DAUGHTERS, PRISONER and NEIGHBOURS, which has become the longest-running drama series in Australia and a launching pad for many careers.

 

Inspired by Reg’s achievements, hard work and entrepreneurial spirit the AACTA Reg Grundy Award – an annual $50,000 prize and the largest of its kind in the world – has been established in partnership with Reg Grundy’s wife, Mrs Joy Chambers Grundy, Chairman of RG Capital, author and businesswoman to support the next generation’s brilliant and creative ideas.

"I am delighted to partner with AACTA to launch a legacy to my extraordinary husband Reg Grundy that speaks to his remarkable success. Reg’s philosophy, ‘be local to be global’, amassed for him international success producing local versions of television shows for each country and saw him pursue his life-long passion of entertaining people." - Mrs Joy Chambers Grundy.

 

 

 

 

In 1999 US comedies and dramas dominated Australian Television. Twenty years on 85 percent of the collective commercial free-to-air broadcaster’s content spend is for locally made content. The sector also employs more than 16,000 people directly and indirectly as part of its approximate $1.6 billion yearly investment*. Australian stories are now told through everyday Aussies who entertain and inspire millions each year via unscripted entertainment shows including THE BLOCK, MY KITCHEN RULES, MASTERCHEF, THE PROJECT, HARD QUIZ, HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION?, YOU CAN’T ASK THAT, THE VOICE, BONDI RESCUE, MAFS, FARMER WANTS A WIFE, GRUEN, BODY HACK, LEGO MASTERS, THE BACHELOR, NINJA WARROR et al. The AACTA Reg Grundy Award also acknowledges that great local shows allow TV networks the opportunity to build stripped programming schedules and build and retain a valuable industry.

Inspired by Reg’s achievements, hard work and entrepreneurial spirit the AACTA Reg Grundy Award – an annual $50,000 prize and the largest of its kind in the world – has been established in partnership with Reg Grundy’s wife, Mrs Joy Chambers Grundy, Chairman of RG Capital, author and businesswoman to support the next generation’s brilliant and creative ideas.

"I am delighted to partner with AACTA to launch a legacy to my extraordinary husband Reg Grundy that speaks to his remarkable success. Reg’s philosophy, ‘be local to be global’, amassed for him international success producing local versions of television shows for each country and saw him pursue his life-long passion of entertaining people." - Mrs Joy Chambers Grundy.

In 1999 US comedies and dramas dominated Australian Television. Twenty years on 85 percent of the collective commercial free-to-air broadcaster’s content spend is for locally made content. The sector also employs more than 16,000 people directly and indirectly as part of its approximate $1.6 billion yearly investment*. Australian stories are now told through everyday Aussies who entertain and inspire millions each year via unscripted entertainment shows including THE BLOCK, MY KITCHEN RULES, MASTERCHEF, THE PROJECT, HARD QUIZ, HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION?, YOU CAN’T ASK THAT, THE VOICE, BONDI RESCUE, MAFS, FARMER WANTS A WIFE, GRUEN, BODY HACK, LEGO MASTERS, THE BACHELOR, NINJA WARROR et al. The AACTA Reg Grundy Award also acknowledges that great local shows allow TV networks the opportunity to build stripped programming schedules and build and retain a valuable industry.

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