ABC has announced a new initiative for Queensland-produced factuals to screen on iview.
Queensland Originals: Factual Formats Initiative is a collaboration between ABC and Screen Queensland for three digital series, with the potential to be broadcast on ABC2.
Richard Finlayson, ABC Director of Television said: “ABC TV is serious about breaking new ground in factual storytelling, and we want to help Australian producers create innovative and compelling factual formats that sell to the rest of the world. The ABC aims to spur creative and financial success for Queensland producers in factual storytelling.”
“We are thrilled to be joining with ABC TV to deliver this exciting new program that focuses on engaging early to mid career Queensland factual producers to produce digital first factual formats capable of entertaining Australian audiences and being sold internationally,” said Screen Queensland Chair Linda Apelt.
“ABC iview Queensland Originals forms part of our early career screen program constructed to build meaningful career pathways for these practitioners and those industry seeking to develop and acquire new skills.
“SQ and ABC TV will invest almost $500,000 in this initiative as we see it delivering real outcomes for those in our industry who work within the factual genre.
“This is an important program that will highlight our state’s talent and stories in the factual space and give practitioners the opportunity to work with the ABC.”
The program will also take three Queensland producers to MIPTV 2017.