You are invited to MEET THE BROADCASTERS – SBS and NITV

You are invited to
MEET THE BROADCASTERS – SBS and NITVDate: Tuesday 14 August 2018

Venue: Queensland Multicultural Centre

102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

3.30pm – 5.00pm: Presentation | Q&A

5.00pm – 6.00pm: Networking event

Register here to attend the Presentation and Q&A

*NB: Auditorium will open for seating from 3.00pm. Out of respect for the presenters and the safety of guests, there will be NO ADMITTANCE to the Presentation after 3.30pm *

Screen Queensland welcomes the SBS and NITV team to Queensland:

Marshall Heald – Director, Television and Online Content

Chris Irvine – Head of Commercial and Production

Josh Martin – Commissioning Editor, Entertainment and Food

Sue Masters – Head of Scripted

Cieron Cody – Commissioning Editor, NITV

Please register here  for this special SQ ‘Meet the Broadcasters’ event.

Expressions of Interest for pitching to SBS and NITV:

As part of the ‘Meet the Broadcasters’ main event, SBS and NITV are offering a unique opportunity for screen practitioners to participate in a speed pitching event with the decision makers from their Scripted and Unscripted teams between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on the day.  Pitch meetings will be 15 minutes each.

Deadline for EOIs: 5.00pm, Monday 30 July 2018

The teams receiving pitches will be:

–        Marshall Heald, Director, Television and Online Content and Josh Martin Commissioning Editor Entertainment & Food

–        Sue Masters – Head of Scripted

–        Cieron Cody Commissioning Editor, NITV

** Please see the SBS guidelines and details outlined below.


It is essential for all screen practitioners who would like the opportunity to pitch to SBS to register their interest.  Deadline for EOIs: 5.00pm,  Monday 30 July 2018.

Please fill in the form found at the below link –


Everything we commission at SBS must reflect our Charter and explore multicultural Australia. Our Charter makes us distinctive and gives us a clear vision. – SBS


Marshall and Josh will be taking pitches for short form, single docs, and series for unscripted programs – these can be factual, food, factual entertainment or entertainment ideas series. All ideas must reflect and explore SBS’s Charter of cultural diversity in Australia.






Sue will be taking pitches for contemporary dramas that sustain 4 hours of television. We encourage ideas that focus on hot button topics that instantly generate water cooler conversation and cross platform opportunities.  In addition we are looking for bold and distinctive low cost narrative web series, no longer than 10 minutes per episode for SBS On Demand. We’re seeking ideas and stories that no other network would showcase. We do not commission sketch comedy or 30 minute narratives.





Cieron is looking for bold, brave storytelling from Indigenous filmmakers and Indigenous production companies. NITV is interested in pitches from emerging and established Indigenous filmmakers working in documentary, factual entertainment, online and children’s programming. More detailed information on NITV commissioning guidelines can be found here: