About us

CJZ is Australia’s largest locally owned production company, producing more original primetime series than any other independent production group in Australia and New Zealand. The company works across all genres – specialising in factual, entertainment, comedy and drama.

 Signature programs include the ABC’s long running entertainment show, Gruen (ABC), Bondi Rescue (Ten), the hit 2020 crime series Murder in the Outback (Channel 4 UK/Seven Network), true crime series The Good Cop (Foxtel) winner of the 2019 Factual Logie, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (ABC), Undercurrent (Seven network) Shaun Micallef’s On The Sauce (ABC), Life Drawing Live (SBS), Russel Howcroft’s MOJO documentary (ABC), Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Boy (Universal/Seven), and the ground-breaking format Go Back to Where You Came From (SBS) which won an International Emmy Award, and the top TV award in the world, the Rose d’Or.

 CJZ’s drama slate includes My Life is Murder starring Lucy Lawless (Ten/Acorn), House of Hancock, a biopic on one of the world’s richest (and most litigious) women (Nine Network), House of Bond, the rags to riches to rags tale of the fallen entrepreneur and Americas Cup winner Alan Bond, a quiver of seven Blackjack telemovies (Ten/BBC), and The Great Mint Swindle (Nine Network). CJZ’s scripted comedies include Mr Black (Ten), Street Smart (Ten), You’re Skitting Me (ABC Me) and Shaun Micallef’s The Ex-PM (ABC).

CJZ’s principals are Michael Cordell and Nick Murray who between them, have decades of television and media experience. Director of Production is Toni Malone. CEO is Matt Campbell, former Director of Content at SBS and former MD of Shine Australia.

CJZ proudly owns leading NZ indie Greenstone, which produces some of the highest rating shows on NZ television including Motorway Patrol, Border Patrol and Renters. The third series of tween drama Cul de Sac continues to garner huge acclaim. Its newest drama, Vegas began production in late 2020. Greenstone has a full slate of factual series in production, with offices in Auckland and Dubai.

CJZ also has a fish tank…and some Awards.