MEET AN INCREDIBLE LINE-UP OF GLOBAL STREAMERS, PHILANTHROPIC FUNDS AND FOUNDATIONS IN THE AIDC MARKETPLACE
In challenging times, having access to opportunities can mean the difference between completing a project or putting it on the shelf. Making the right connection can offer a lifeline or a new beginning.
This is why we’re so pleased to be bringing new and exciting opportunities to AIDC delegates via the AIDC Marketplace, this year featuring the largest ever contingent of decision makers from global streaming services, and an array of representatives from leading documentary development funds and foundations.
To be eligible for the AIDC Marketplace and the chance to meet this incredible line-up, register for AIDC 2022 and sign-up for our curated meeting program Cut to the Chase, presented by Xe Money Transfer, by 30 January 2022.
STREAMING SERVICES ATTENDING AIDC 2022:
Susie Jones, Netflix Australia Creative Executive, and Nakul Legha, Content Acquisitions & Originals
As part of the Netflix Australia & New Zealand content team, Nakul Legha leads film and television licensing and co-productions for the market, and is a creative exec on the local originals slate.
Susie Jones joined Netflix ANZ in 2021 as a Creative Executive working across local scripted and unscripted content.
Amazon Prime Video (USA)
Tyler Bern, Head of Content, Prime Video Australia, New Zealand
Tyler Bern is Head of Content for Prime Video Australia and New Zealand, and oversees Amazon’s content strategy for Prime Video in ANZ.
Amanda Duthie, Head of Scripted, and Rachel Okine, Head of Features and Development Executive
Amanda Duthie is Stan’s Head of Scripted, working across Stan’s original scripted, entertainment and factual slate; and has over 20 years in the creative arts and television industry.
Rachel Okine is Head of Features & Development Executive at Stan, where she works on original series and films.
Belisa Balaban, SVP, Original Documentaries and Unscripted Series, and Kate Bustamante, Manager, Original Documentaries
Belisa Balaban is SVP, Original Documentaries and Unscripted Series at Hulu where she leads efforts around the development, production and acquisition of Hulu’s award-winning Original Documentaries and limited series.
Kate Bustamante supports efforts around Hulu’s award-winning Original Documentaries and Original Documentary Series as Manager, Original Documentaries.
Rufus Richardson, Documentary Executive, Madman Entertainment
Rufus Richardson is responsible for the management of Madman’s wholly-owned documentary VOD platform, DocPlay.
Mahalia Cohen, Senior Producer, Non-Fiction
Mahalia Cohen develops and produces nonfiction content for First Look Media’s Topic Streaming service.
Adam Neuhaus, Director of Development, ESPN Films & Original Content
Adam Neuhaus is the Director of Development for ESPN Films/ESPN+ primarily working on the award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series across feature films, shorts and the 30 for 30 podcast series.
FUNDS & FOUNDATIONS ATTENDING AIDC 2022:
Blue Ice Docs (Canada)
Robin Smith, CEO / Head of Factual Content
Robin Smith is the CEO of Blue Ice Docs Inc., a distribution and equity funding company dedicated to funding, acquiring and distributing the best nonfiction work from around the world.
Impact Partners (USA)
Lauren Haber, Head of Development
Lauren Haber is Head of Development for Impact Partners, an organisation dedicated to funding independent documentary storytelling that entertains audiences and engages with pressing social issues.
Sundance Institute / Catalyst Program (USA)
Caroline von Kühn, Director, Industry & Catalyst
Caroline von Kuhn is Director of Industry and Catalyst at Sundance Institute. Catalyst is Sundance Institute’s film financing program, which builds a culture of partnership between independent investors and filmmakers.
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The Whickers (United Kingdom)
Jane Mote, Consultant Editor
Jane Mote is Consultant Editor for the documentary fund The Whickers, which funds and supports first-time documentary filmmakers from across the world.
Judith Neilson Institute (Australia)
Lisa Main, Director, Grants
Lisa Main is the Director of Grants for the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, a philanthropic organisation that supports the production of outstanding journalism through grants and education programs.
Doc Society (Australia)
Hollie Fifer, Director of Australian Programs
Hollie Fifer is currently the director of Australian programs at Doc Society, a non-profit founded in the UK in 2005 that is committed to enabling great documentaries and connecting them to audiences globally.
Shark Island Foundation (Australia)
Kate Hodges, Executive Director
Kate Hodges is a documentary producer and executive director of Shark Island Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation dedicated to funding documentary filmmaking in Australia.
Documentary Australia (Australia)
Mitzi Goldman, CEO
Mitzi Goldman is co-founder and CEO of Documentary Australia, an independent not-for-profit organisation supporting documentary filmmakers by offering fiscal sponsorship, access to online resources and in-person training.
You can access all the AIDC 2022 decision makers taking meetings via AIDC’s Cut to the Chase curated pitch meetings marketplace, presented by Xe Money Transfer.
If you have a project that could benefit from their input, register for an AIDC 2022 Business Pass or All Access Pass and sign up for Cut to the Chase today. Cut to the Chase applications close Sunday 30 January!