Julie Hanna (AUS)
Manager Factual

ABC Factual commissions programming for ABC main channel, ABC2 and iview.

Julie is the Manager for ABC Factual, commissions include Reef Live, Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, Further Back In Time for Dinner, Anh’s Brush with Fame, Shaun Micallef’s On the Sauce, Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday, Australia Talks, Restoration Australia, Brazen Hussies and Tick F**king Tock (the story of the Doug Anthony Allstars).
Julie has worked extensively as an Executive Producer, Series Producer and Director across a wide range of genres.

Julie worked as an Executive Producer for ITV Studios – Australia, across a broad range of programmes including factual, lifestyle, entertainment, comedy and long form documentaries. Julie is passionate about exploring stories that examine social issues and push the boundaries with innovative storytelling techniques.

The ABC Factual team consistently produces high quality, award winning programs across a wide range of genres that connect with audiences on a variety of ABC platforms.

ABC Factual is responsible for thought-provoking and inspiring programs such as Reef Live, Fight for Planet A, Revelation, Old People’s Home for 4 Year Old’s, Love on the Spectrum, Employable Me, Anh’s Brush With Fame, War on Waste, Restoration Australia, Magical Land of Oz, Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday, Back In Time For Dinner, Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane and Don’t Stop the Music.

We’re looking for bold stories that are relevant to all Australians: contemporary stories that are accessible and grab the attention of a broad audience and ignite national conversations and create meaningful change.

Above all, exceptional storytelling, strong directing and solid journalism are paramount. Our programs must inspire and have a reason to exist right now. We want our stories to look and sound like contemporary Australia, from a diverse range of content makers. We encourage you to be brave, ambitious, relevant, challenging, compelling, distinctive and thought provoking. Find a way to bring your story to life in surprising ways.

CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Factual and Arts series and one-off both 30 & 1 hrs

STYLE: Creative Doc, Hybrid, Observational documentary, Presenter Led/Participatory

GENRES: Arts, Biographies, Crime, Culture, Current Affairs and Investigative, Education, Environment, Factual Entertainment, Gender, Geopolitics, History, Human Interest, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Music, Natural History and Wildlife, Politics, Race, Religion and Ethics, Science, Social Issues, Sport, Technology, Travel and Adventure, Youth

FORMAT: Feature, Single/One-off, Series, Short-form, Specials, Format, 30’, 52’/60’