SBS Drama exec returns to ABC

abc_logoAn SBS Drama executive is heading back to the ABC.

Carole Sklan, who commissioned two seasons of East West 101, plus Carla Cametti PD and the upcoming second season of Wilfred for SBS, has re-joined ABC TV as a Commissioning Editor for Drama.

Sklan worked at SBS for three and a half years where she was commissioning editor on the telemovie Saved, the animated feature Mary and Max, the five minute comedy interstitial series Marx and Venus, and the indigenous short series, Bit of Black Business.

Amanda Higgs, Acting Head of ABC TV Drama said: “I am delighted to have someone of Carole’s calibre and track record stepping into the Commissioning Editor role in Melbourne. Carole has commissioned some of SBS’s most successful and award-winning dramas, and her vision and experience will be an invaluable asset to ABC drama.”

Sklan has previously worked at ABC from 1996 – 2001 where she was previously Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer for ABC TV Drama, contributing to the development of Something in the Air, SeaChange, Changi, Simone de Beauvoir’s Babies and The Farm. She also spent five years as Director of the Film Development Branch of the Australian Film Commission initiating the SPARK script workshop, the IndiVision low budget feature program, and funding for low budget short television series.

She takes up her role in Melbourne on Monday August 3.

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