Australia’s biggest streaming platforms come together to hear fresh content pitches

Australia’s biggest streaming platforms come together to hear fresh content pitches

Screen Producers Australia has confirmed details of the members whose Pitch On Demand submissions have secured a pitch meeting with the commission managers from BINGE, Paramount+ and Stan.

Designed as an accessible and streamlined approach to pitching, the quick and easy online format has proven to be a hit since its launch in 2021.

The initiative provides a unique opportunity for producers to attend a briefing and submit a relevant project for a chance to be selected to meet with executives to pitch their project – creating accelerated pathways to the public.

Following a brief from the BINGE CEO, Alison Hurbert-BurnsParamount’s senior vice president of content and programming Daniel Monaghan representing Paramount+ and Head of Stan Originals Amanda Duthieand Stan’s Senior Commissioning Editor Rachel Okine, Pitch On Demand delivered projects from a wealth of both emerging and established creative talent and producers.

A total audience of over 1100 screen industry professionals registered for commissioner briefings. Post briefings, well-informed and eager SPA members had the opportunity to submit a tailored one-page pitch to the streamers in hopes that their project would secure them a pitch meeting. SPA received 225 places from 117 members.

Of225 submitted presentations,13 SPA members in14 contribution and has secured a coveted pitch meeting with the participating streamers. Each of the shortlisted applicants has been offered a practice session with SPA before meeting with the streamers, providing invaluable feedback.

The SPA members progressing to the pitch phase are:

  • Amanda MorrisonKomixx entertainment
  • Angela MacDonald
  • Chloe HumeLudo Studios
  • Georgia HumphreysCorner Table Productions
  • Janelle LandersWBMC   
  • Jessica BeangeTruth is love
  • Jodie BellRamu Productions
  • John SotoFilmscope Entertainment
  • Kate SeparovichLake Martin Films
  • Lauren SimpsonIris Arc pictures
  • Richard DiGregorioPeregrine Productions
  • Sarah SmithCornerstone pictures
  • Tracy Richardson

“Pitch On Demand continues to be embraced by SPA members and mission leaders alike, and I’d like to take this opportunity to especially thank the leaders who have participated so far in this latest iteration,”

said the managing director of SPAMatthew Deaner.

“The ongoing success of the initiative is a testament to the diverse, bold and unique creative talent of the SPA membership.

Pitch On Demand continues to promote and help cultivate new opportunities and avenues for Australian producers to ensure Australian stories are seen on screens locally and internationally.

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