SBS appoints Development Executive, Scripted.

Donna Chang moves from Lingo Pictures to SBS drama role.

SBS has appointed Donna Chang as Development Executive, Scripted.

She has been Head of Development at Lingo Pictures since 2018, working across a range of projects including The Secrets She Keeps. She was previously a Development Executive at Screen Australia, and has been a Story Development External Assessor since 2015. She spent several years working in the UK after being selected as one of three emerging Australian producers to win a six-month international placement with Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free.

Amanda Duthie, Head of Scripted (Acting) at SBS, said: “It is exciting as we exit the COVID cloud to be gearing up with commissioned content across the slate and welcoming the exceptional talents of Donna Chang to the SBS team. With big plans for SBS across features, short form and prime time series, Donna brings experience and sensitivity in developing outstanding fiction, demonstrated by her work in Australia and overseas.”

Donna Chang said: “It’s been a dream of mine to work in the nexus of screen and inclusivity. There is a real audience hunger for authentic, distinctive storytelling from underrepresented communities, and I’m elated to be joining the SBS Scripted team at this critical time. I look forward to supporting creators in making world-class content.”

At SBS she will report to the Head of Scripted, which is currently under recruitment, on long form, short form and feature dramas. SBS current drama slate includes The Unusual Suspects and The Tailings, both currently in production and upcoming period drama New Gold Mountain.

Chang begins on 12th October.

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