From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

ABC reshuffle. Did last week's surprise resignation of Jennifer Collins as ABC TV’s head of entertainment upset a re-organisation at the public broadcaster? There's a rumour that the director of ABC TV, Richard Finlayson, was preparing to offer Collins a job as head of content (presumably either head of fiction or factual content). Collins was highly regarded at the ABC and is believed to have been interviewed for the director's job at ABC TV. But she departs next month for the private sector, namely the head of non-fiction at Screentime (Underbelly, Brothers in Arms, etc). It's owned by Banijay Group, a European production house created in January 2008 "by a team of experienced professionals lead [sic] by Stephane Courbit and powerful private investors : the Agnelli family (Fiat), the De Agostini family, Jean-Paul Bize (AMS Industries) and Bernard Arnault (LVMH)," according to the Banijay website.