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SBS & NITV Meet the Broadcaster Pitching Sessions and Networking Event Returns this August
22 August 2022
Meet the Executive teams of SBS and NITV, network with other screen professionals and get the chance to pitch your project ideas to key decision makers at Meet the Broadcaster on Monday 22 August, 2022, presented by the SAFC, SBS and NITV.
The event comprises two halves: a day-time pitch session at Adelaide Studios, where selected applicants will have the opportunity to meet with SBS and NITV Executives in individual sessions to pitch their projects and discuss ideas, followed by a presentation and networking event at Tandanya in the evening, open to all screen industry members.
SBS/NITV Meet the Broadcaster – Presentation and Networking Event
When: 4.00pm to 6.00pm – Monday 22 August, 2022
Where: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Cost: Free, but registration is essential
All members of the South Australian screen industry are invited to attend this free industry event which will give screen creatives and practitioners the invaluable opportunity to learn more about content trends for SBS and NITV, and get advice on what the teams are looking for and how to pitch to them. As well as explaining their commissioning policies, the SBS and NITV teams will discuss all the amazing initiatives available, and you’ll hear directly from key decision makers at the broadcasters.
This evening event will feature a special presentation to provide updates on SBS and NITV’s commissioning slate for 2022-23 with a Q&A session, concluding with networking over drinks and nibbles.
- Kathryn Fink, Director of Television
- Tanya Denning-Orman, Director of Indigenous Content
- John Godfrey, Head of Unscripted
- Bernadine Lim, Commissioning Editor at Factual
- Emily Griggs, Head of Food and Entertainment
- Julie Eckersley, Head of Scripted
- Loani Arman, Commissioning Editor, Scripted
- Marissa McDowell, Commissioning Editor for NITV
- Michelle Cheng, Content Industry Diversity Manager
SBS/NITV Meet the Broadcaster – Speed Pitching Sessions
As part of the 2022 Meet the Broadcasters event, the SAFC, SBS and NITV are offering a unique opportunity for South Australian screen practitioners to participate in special speed-pitching sessions with key decision makers from the NITV, SBS Unscripted and SBS Scripted teams.
In this exclusive daytime program to be held at Adelaide Studios, selected practitioners will get the opportunity to meet with key members of the SBS and NITV commissioning teams in individual 15-minute sessions to pitch their projects and discuss ideas.
Teams receiving pitches will be:
- John Godfrey and Bernadine Lim, taking pitches for Factual;
- Emily Griggs, Head of Food and Entertainment, who will be taking pitches for those genres;
- Julie Eckersley and Loani Arman, taking pitches for Scripted; and
- Marissa McDowell, taking pitches for NITV.
Pitch sessions will run in 15-minute intervals for selected candidates from 1.30pm to 3.00pm on Monday 22 August, 2022 at Adelaide Studios, 1 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
How can I apply?
Before you apply:
- Please consider the pitching teams listed above to confirm the best option for your idea;
- Download and read the guidelines for what SBS and NITV are looking for (105kb PDF)
Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal at safilm.smartygrants.com.au
Applications close midnight on Tuesday 16 August, 2022
If you have any access requirements for these events please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected]
We kindly ask all attendees to check and follow any COVID-19 restrictions and directions at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response
If you feel unwell, please do not attend these events.
Code of Conduct
The SAFC has zero tolerance for unsafe behaviours, including discrimination, harassment and bullying. By registering for this event you are agreeing to adhere to the Australian Screen Industry Code of Practice – Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Policy which has been adopted by the SAFC. Find out more here.