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Founded by producers David Maher and David Taylor PLAYMAKER is an Australian television production company specialising in authored and contemporary primetime drama.

Playmaker is committed to nurturing the original ideas and producer capabilities of Australia’s most talented established and emerging writers.


Formed in 2009 and lead by award-winning producers David Taylor and David Maher, Playmaker has quickly established a track record of delivering high quality, ratings-winning primetime series in Australia.

Playmaker’s credits include The Wrong Girl for Network Ten, the TV Week Logie Award winning House Husbands and Love Child for the Nine Network, the AACTA and AWGIE winning political thriller The Code and Hiding for the ABC, the Emmy nominated SLiDE for Foxtel, and the telemovies Wicked Love and Blood Brothers.

In December 2014, Playmaker was awarded the Media Super Production Business of the Year at the Screen Producers Australia Awards. David Taylor and David Maher now work with Sony to develop and produce content for both the local and international markets.

Playmaker recently produced the iconic story of Australia’s original rock group, The Easybeats, in the soon to premier Friday On My Mind for the ABC, as well as Chosen, a Mandarin language action thriller for Chinese streaming platform iQIYI.