Australian Formats, Global Reach

Business What does it take to create a successful documentary format and take it to the world?

Broadcasters love them, and audiences do too, so how can local producers get in on the format caper?

Formats can become a bedrock for production companies eager to maximise the potential of their local ideas for the international market and create ongoing revenue streams. Australian Formats, Global Reach session explores the secret sauce of the how, what and why of creating formats and taking them to the world.

Industry leaders Abigail Priddle – Commissioning Editor BBC, Producer/ Director Cian O’Cleary (Love on the Spectrum) ABC’s Sales Manger of Formats, Katherine McMillan, will discuss the format business from commissioning, developing, creation and distribution and interrogate what makes a successful format.