UK-based High Point Media Group has expanded its operations to now include Australia and New Zealand.

Producer/writer Adam Bowen will head up the Sydney-based operations to source films and TV projects from Australia and New Zealand.

Bowen will work closely with High Point's head of productions and acquisitions Carl Simons and head of development Piers Nightingale.

Bowen is a veteran of the UK and Australian industries, and he also created the Italian prime-time drama Un Posto Al Sole.

He recently co-created, co-wrote and co-produced the series Kick which High Point is selling internationally.

'It's a great asset to have Adam on board the High Point team,' said company head Carey Fitzgerald. 'His vast experiences and connections in Australia and New Zealand, as well as his expertise as a producer and writer, will help strengthen, consolidate and expand our visibility in that part of the world.'