News 13.11.18

CREATE NSW TEAMS WITH BBC STUDIOS AND AIDC TO LAUNCH SIX-MONTH BBC UK PLACEMENT



Create NSW, BBC Studios Australia and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) have recently teamed up to launch a search for a talented mid-career documentary producer/director who will work alongside some of the best documentary makers in the world at the BBC Studios team in the UK.

Louis Theroux on the steps of an abandoned house in Huntington

The Unscripted International Producer Placement (UIPP) initiative will provide $50,000 to support a New South Wales-based documentary maker to work alongside the BBC Studios documentary team for up to six months. This award-winning team produces internationally-renowned documentaries, including those from Louis Theroux, Blue Planet II, Life and Death Row and Stargazing Live. The successful applicant will be placed with a team that suits their experience and area of interest.

In addition, the six shortlisted applicants will receive travel, accommodation and discounted entry to the Melbourne-based AIDC conference from 3-6 March next year, where the final recipient will be announced on the closing night.

Presenters: Professor Brian Cox & Dara O’Briain

Executive Director for Create Investment and Engagement, Elizabeth W. Scott said,

This placement is an incredible and a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we’re thrilled to be able to make it happen with our partners. Crafting internationally-supported career development opportunities like this for NSW creatives will help drive the sector forward and I have no doubt that this will be a fascinating ride for our recipient.

Read more about the opportunity here