Richard Huddleston (AUS)
Manager of Development and Partnerships
ABC

For over twenty years Richard has worked on an extensive range of factual and entertainment programmes for the Australian, UK and Asian markets.

Many of the series he has been associated with have won or have been nominated for major industry awards including Logie, AACTA’s, Rose D’Or, BAFTA and International Emmy.

Richard joined the ABC in 2012 and Executive Produced numerous primetime and digital shows. In his new role he is responsible for developing stronger creative ties with the Australian production sector to ensure ideas are nurtured and supported so that the best possible outcomes are achieved across all ABC platforms.

Currently looking for:

ABC Entertainment shows need to entertain, educate, surprise and create national conversations. They can be studio, field-based or a hybrid of both. Most of our programs are half hour in duration, but we’re happy to field ideas at hour-length for terrestrial TV and at any length for iview and digital release.

An entertainment show needs to have a reason to exist, why this idea, why now? Does it take risks, nurture new talent, speak to the ABC’s charter and reflect today’s Australian society? Why should it belong at the ABC as opposed to a commercial network?