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SBS & NITV: Meet The Broadcasters Event and Pitching Session

SBS and NITV, in partnership with Create NSW and Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), will host Meet the Broadcasters at ICE in Parramatta on Monday 20 August, 2018.

The event is a presentation and information evening with SBS executives who are embarking on a national roadshow. The executives will discuss and provide updates on their commissioning slate and ambitions for SBS, NITV, SBS On Demand, SBS Viceland and Food Network in 2018/19.

This is an invaluable opportunity for local industry to hear about future programming decisions, content trends for the broadcaster and most importantly, a chance to meet the commissioning team.

You are invited to join for a 6:30pm presentation, followed by networking drinks & nibbles. The event is free to attend. Click to register for the event.

Presenters will include:

  • Marshall Heald - Director, Television and Online Content, SBS
  • Chris Irvine - Head of Commercial and Production, SBS
  • John Godfrey - Head of Unscripted, SBS
  • Joseph Maxwell - Head of Documentaries, SBS
  • Susie Jones - Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, SBS
  • Josh Martin - Commissioning Editor, Entertainment & Food, SBS
  • Sue Masters - Head of Scripted, SBS
  • Cieron Cody -  Commissioning Editor, NITV


Pitching Sessions – Expression of Interest

Prior to the Meet the Broadcasters event, SBS and NITV are offering a unique opportunity for filmmakers to participate in a speed pitching session with the decision makers from their Scripted and Unscripted teams.

The one-on-one pitches will take place for Unscripted (Documentary, Food and Factual Entertainment), Scripted and NITV. Create NSW will facilitate up to 8 pitching slots and pitches will be 15 minutes each. The commissioning team will not have prior knowledge of the proposals, so you will need to give your best 'elevator pitch' within the timeslot.

The pitching sessions will run from 3:30-5:30pm at ICE.

To express interest for a pitch session, you can apply here.

Applications close Friday 3 August (midnight).

If you require further information, please contact Nadia Obeid at Create NSW email:

How and when can I apply?

Click here to download the brief for the pitching sessions.

To express interest for a pitch session, you can apply here.

Each applicant will be asked to include:

  • Contact details
  • Project title, format and one-line synopsis for each pitch you intend to present during your meeting
  • How your pitch responds to the SBS/NITV brief (available in the link above)
  • One page CV

Applications close Friday 3 August (midnight).

Who is eligible?

NSW based screen practitioners.

We are committed to representation from all parts of the community and encourage submissions from people from under-represented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTIQ people, people from outside metropolitan areas.

Successful applicants must be available to attend the pitching session on Monday 20 August from 3:30 – 5:30pm.

How is my application assessed?

Applications will be assessed by a panel of Create NSW staff including the Director of Sector Investment.