Claire Aguilar United States

The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens Monday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS. ITVS International is a division of the Independent Television Service that runs the Global Perspectives Project (GPP), an international exchange of documentary films made by independent producers, bringing international voices to U.S. audiences and American stories to audiences abroad.

Claire Aguilar
ITVS - Independent Television Service
Executive Content Advisor 

Claire Aguilar is Executive Content Advisor at the Independent Television Service (ITVS), which funds, promotes and distributes independently produced programming to public media. She advises on content strategy and recommendations and oversees international documentary funding. She has commissioned programming from the global community of independent producers and is curator of Independent Lens, the PBS prime-time series of independently produced programming. Claire has served as programming consultant and panelist for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and many other media and funding organizations. She has led and participated in film juries for IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Silverdocs and Visions du R_©el. A second-generation Filipina American, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and a Master of Arts in Film and Television Studies from UCLA. She serves on the boards of Women Make Movies, STEPS International and the EURODOC Steering Committee.

Kingston Anderson Australia

The ADG works to promote excellence in screen direction, to encourage communication and collaboration between directors and others in the industry, and to provide professional support for its members.

The ADG membership includes directors of feature films, television, documentary, animation, commercials, shorts and digital media as well as assistant directors and like minded industry partners.

Kingston Anderson
Australian Directors Guild
Executive Director 

Kingston is a graduate of the University of NSW, National Institute of Dramatic Art and the Australian Film Television & Radio School. He has directed in theatre and produced numerous documentaries and a TV movie. He's worked in policy and production for many years including as Film Commissioner for NSW and the Manager of the Production Liaison Unit for the NSW Film & Television Office (now Screen NSW)

Ewan Angus United Kingdom

BBC Scotland is the main public service broadcaster serving Scottish audiences through television, radio and online.  It produces a range of TV programmes for BBC One Scotland and BBC Two Scotland as well as for the BBC's UK network services.

Content Requirements

There is an absolute requirement for some discernible Scottish dimension to any project.  That aside, factual programmes range from observational documentary to specialist factual, particularly history, and the arts.  This includes series, singles and feature docs. 

Looking For

Open to projects on a diverse range of subjects in whatever broadcast configuration is most appropriate.

Ewan Angus
BBC Scotland
TV Commissioning Editor 

Ewan Angus, Commissioning Editor Television at BBC Scotland has worked in broadcasting for more than 25 years, across a wide range of programmes for BBC Scotland and the BBC's UK network services. He is responsible for all television output produced for Scottish audiences. This amounts to over 1000 hours a year and an increasing proportion is co-commissioned with BBC network for a UK wide transmission. In the last ten years BBC Scotland has been involved in factual co-productions with ABC, SBS and the History Channel, working with a number of Australian independent production companies.

Harry Bardwell Australia

Beyond Screen Production is a subsidiary of Beyond Productions. Since its establishment in 1984, Beyond Productions has produced over five thousand hours of global television programs. The company is based in Sydney, Australia, and has development and production offices worldwide. 

Beyond Screen Production has produced or co-produced a range of specialist and popular factual programming including series such as Outback Kids (ABC), The Science of Self Harm (SBS), The Years That Made Us (ABC) and Whitlam: the Power & the Passion (ABC).

In 2013, Beyond West was established in Western Australia to collaborate on local, national and international co-productions with independent producers and to provide executive production services, finance and distribution for productions.

Bardwell Media,  Zinc Finger Films, Factor 30 Films and Spearpoint Productions are  Western Australian production companies working with Beyond West to develop a diverse range of programs with both a national and international focus in key content areas including history, science, contemporary and social issues and factual entertainment.

Harry Bardwell
Beyond Screen Production
Executive Producer, Screen West 

Harry Bardwell is a WA-based executive producer, producer, funder, broadcaster, and documentary maker. He is the principal of Bardwell Media, and executive producer and manager of Beyond West. Following his success with breakthrough documentary Backs to the Blast Harry joined joined ABCTV Science in Sydney in 1983. He subsequently held positions as a factual and documentary producer, commissioning editor, Supervising Producer/EP Four Corners and head of international news production. In 2005 Harry joined ScreenWest where he was responsible for funding the production and development of programs for film, television and digital media production. With Beyond West Harry seeks co-production opportunities with producers wishing to work in WA.

Nick Batzias Australia

Madman Entertainment is one of Australia’s leading independent film and content distributors, working across all rights and many genres including feature film, documentary, television, animation, children’s programming and more.


Recently Madman has launched Madman Production Company broadening its remit to include the development of film and television projects for the domestic and international market.

Nick Batzias
Licensing & Acquisitions/Head of Production 


Nick has been a participant in the film industry for most of his 41 years, and a professional for the last 10. In his role at Madman Entertainment, Nick works both in the assessment and acquisition of films and programming for Australia and New Zealand as well as working across the release of these films into the territory. He has worked across the release of over 400 feature and documentary films across various rights exploitation. As a key part of his role, Nick has assessed 100?s of Australian and foreign scripts, treatments and rough cuts with a view to acquiring the films for distribution in Australia and New Zealand. Nick is also Head of Production at Madman and has feature documentary SICKLY SWEET currently in production.

Thierry Bled Australia

Joined Up Films is an Australian Production Company that specialises in factual formats and documentaries.

Our focus is on different and interesting ways to tell stories and entertain people. 

Our original format Who's Been Sleeping in My House? was a finalist in the Best Factual Entertainment Format category at the C21/FRAPA Awards in 2012 and has been optioned in multiple territories. 

Thierry Bled
Joined Up Films
Development Producer 

Thierry has recently joined Joined Up as a Development Executive. Prior to joining Joined Up, Thierry was Deputy Commissioning and Development Editor for ABC Children's Television, where he commissioned over 300 hours of children's factual television, including the hit series Bushwhacked!, Steam Punks!, Splatalot, Prank Patrol, and Dancing Down Under. Before joining the ABC, Thierry worked as a director and producer in the United States and Australia. He has worked on a number of factual formats, including the Emmy winning Queer Eye, Emmy winning Top Chef, Emmy nominated Project Runway, The Biggest Loser, American Masters, and Best Week Ever. Thierry has also worked for NBC Universal in both development and production.

Miriama Bono French Polynesia

FIFO is an international documentary film festival, in Tahiti. 

Miriama Bono
FIFO Documentary Festival
Director General 

Miriama BONO is in charge of the organization of the FIFO ( documentary film festival in Tahiti) since 2011. She is also a painter , an architect , and she is involved in cultural events in French Polynesia.

David Braithwaite Australia

With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape. As described in the SBS Charter, SBS’s principal function is to provide multilingual, multicultural and Indigenous radio, television and digital media services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians, reflecting Australia’s diverse society.  SBS inspires all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our diverse world, and in doing so contributes to social cohesion.


SBS carries out this function through an ever-increasing number of distribution platforms including free-to-air television channels, subscription television, analogue and digital radio, online, and via mobile devices and apps.


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David Braithwaite
Managing Editor Online 

Dave Braithwaite is a digital-content specialist, with experience at some of Australia’s top publishers. 

He joined SBS in 2010 as Executive Producer, News & Current Affairs Online, before moving to SBS Online as Managing Editor. 

Dave previously worked as a cross-platform journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald, and as Online News Editor for The Age. 

Dan Brown Australia

Joined Up Films is an Australian Production Company that specialises in factual formats and documentaries.

Our focus is on different and interesting ways to tell stories and entertain people. 

Our original format Who's Been Sleeping in My House? was a finalist in the Best Factual Entertainment Format category at the C21/FRAPA Awards in 2012 and has been optioned in multiple territories. 

Dan Brown
Joined Up Films
Creative Director 

UK born and raised, Daniel moved to Perth over 10 years ago having worked for broadcasters all over the world. For the last 8 of those 10 years he rose steadily through the ranks at the ABC in Perth where he finished up Exec. producing around 100 hours of content. As the Creative Director of Joined Up, Dan is the driving force behind the development department and recently series produced Australia's Secret Heroes for SBS and Who's Been Sleeping In My House? Series 3 for ABC1.

Anita Brown Australia

ABC Television delivers commercial-free, nationally available, free-to-air screen content via a multiplatform multi-channel network.  It is the destination of choice for viewers and users seeking quality and diversity in screen content; in particular engaging audiences in distinctly Australian content across a wide variety of genres.  ABC TV platforms include ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, ABC News 24, ABC iview and the most comprehensive array of online content for download or streaming on  We seek to commission and acquire programming with a strong multiplatform presence.

Anita Brown
ABC Television
Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment 

Anita was a newspaper journalist in the UK before moving into television where she spent 11 years making documentaries, Factual Entertainment and reality programmes for ITV, Channel  4, Sky and Channel 5. She has been in Australia for 7 years producing shows for the commercial networks before moving to the ABC as Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment 20 months ago. Programmes include Race to London, Wild Life at the Zoo on ABC1 as well as yet untx?d shows such as Croc College, Boomtown and Vet School and a new series for ABC2 entitled Head First.