David Taylor started his television career at the Seven Network before working with various independent production companies. Prior to launching Playmaker, he and fellow Playmaker principal David Maher, headed Fox’s Australian TV production arm, Fox Television Studios Australia. Here they produced a diverse range of programming including drama series, telemovies, sitcoms and international unscripted formats.

Since its inception in 2009, Playmaker has established a track record of delivering high-quality, writer-driven, ratings-winning primetime series in Australia.

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

2017 has been a busy year for Playmaker. Along with producing returning series of The Wrong Girl and Love Child, it recently finished the iconic story of Australia’s original rock group in Friday On My Mind for the ABC, as well as Chosen, a Mandarin language action thriller for Chinese streaming platform iQIYI.

In 2014, Playmaker was awarded the Media Super Production Business of the Year at the Screen Producers Australia Awards. Also, that year Playmaker joined Sony Pictures Television to develop and produce content for both the local and international markets.


David will be co-hosting a Roundtable with David Maher at this year’s SCREEN FOREVER Conference.



Co-Managing Director