Claire Tonkin

CJZ - Head of Drama

Claire Tonkin spent a decade as Drama Executive for Network Ten, working across the development and production of all drama projects, which included: Offspring, Rush, Mr & Mrs Murder, Puberty Blues, Wonderland, The Wrong Girl, Bikie Wars, Secrets & Lies, Underground, The Making Of A Princess, Brock, Hawke and Neighbours.

An award-winning writer, Claire received an AWGIE for her short film Button, and in 2009 Claire’s pilot script Me & Mine was awarded the Sir Peter Ustinov Scriptwriting Award from the International Emmy Foundation.

Claire joined CJZ in 2017, where she developed the mystery series My Life Is Murder (Network 10). Claire produced, executive produced and wrote for the series starring Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), which premiered in Australia, the US and UK in mid 2019.

Named CJZ Head of Drama in 2019, Claire executive produced the children’s drama Rocky & Me for ABCME/Screen Australia’s DisRupted initiative, which premiered on International Day of Disability in 2019.

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