- The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Factual & Culture team is looking for bold stories that are relevant to all Australians. They seek contemporary stories that are accessible and grab the attention of a broad audience, that ignite national conversations, and create meaningful change.
Above all, exceptional storytelling, strong directing and solid journalism are paramount to the ABC team. They want stories to look and sound like contemporary Australia, from a diverse range of content makers. The ABC encourages content creators pitching to them to be brave, ambitious, relevant, challenging, compelling, distinctive and thought provoking — finding a way to bring their story to life in surprising ways.
For content creators who are pitching a sports documentary, the Regional and Local team are looking for subjects that tell a bigger story about identity, social history and cultural connection.
The ABC strives to keep within industry standards in Australia for licence fees. The licence fee depends on the number of minutes commissioned, the finance plan, the rights position negotiated with the producer, as well as compliance with Screen Australia guidelines, where relevant.
- Jennifer Collins - Head of Factual & Culture
Richard Huddleston - Managing Editor, Factual & Culture
Chloe Cassidy - Executive Producer, Development
Nicky Ruscoe - Development Producer, Factual & Culture
Sandra Graham - Unit Coordinator, Factual & Culture
Stephen Oliver - Manager, Documentaries
Leo Faber - Executive Producer, Documentaries
Julie Hanna - Manager, Factual
Ben Commens - Executive Producer, Factual
Kalita Corrigan - Executive Producer, Arts (Factual & Culture)
Jo Chichester - Manager, Regional & Local (Sports docs)
Rachel Robinson - Development Executive Producer, Region
- Love on The Spectrum
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian
Anh’s Brush with Fame
Australia's Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down The East Australian Current
Shaun Micallef’s On The Sauce
Fight For Planet A: Our Climate Challenge
Big Weather: And How to Survive It — Broadcasting later in 2020
Further Back in Time for Dinner — Broadcasting later in 2020
Getting Their Acts Together
Jenny & Linda
Palazzo Di Cozzo
The Australian Dream
Freeman — Broadcasting later in 2020
Brock: Over The Top — Broadcasting later in 2020
Steve Waugh: Chasing The Spirit of Cricket [Working Title] — Broadcasting later in 2020