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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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