ABC names Screenwest exec as indigenous head

The Australian pubcaster has appointed award-winning filmmaker and state agency development executive Kelrick Martin (pictured) as head of indigenous, effective Sept. 26.
September 15, 2016

Australian pubcaster ABC has appointed former Screenwest executive Kelrick Martin (pictured) as head of indigenous, effective Sept. 26.

The award-winning filmmaker and state agency development exec is a descendant of the Ngarluma, Bunuba and Gooniyandi people of northern Western Australia. His career in indigenous broadcasting spans 20 years.

Martin most recently served as indigenous manager at Screenwest, a screen funding and development agency committed to developing and supporting film, television and digital media production in Western Australia. There, he was responsible for developing and supporting Western Australia’s indigenous filmmaking community.

Martin earlier founded and served as executive director of Spear Point Productions where he oversaw such productions as Yagan, Outside Chance and Prison Songs. Previously, he was commissioning editor for Aussie TV channel National Indigenous Television.


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