activeTV is an internationally renowned independent production company based in Australia and Asia. The company produces programming across a broad range of genres including reality, factual, entertainment and children’s television. activeTV is known for taking on international formats and creating local versions boasting high production and entertainment values, which translates into top ratings for broadcasters.
The company has produced two seasons of ‘The Amazing Race Australia’ (Seven Network), which has won an International Emmy and awards at the inaugural Australian AACTAs and Asian Television Awards. This success comes off the back of four seasons of the award winning ‘The Amazing Race Asia’ (AXN), three seasons for Reshet in Israel and versions for the Philippines and Ukraine.
Since its inception, activeTV Asia has quickly cemented its reputation as the region’s most highly skilled producers of reality, entertainment and factual programming. Its slate includes ‘E! News Asia’ (Comcast), ‘Cash Cab Asia’ (AXN), original series ‘Can You Serve?’ and ‘Driving Change with Caltex’ (digital/StarWorld).
In Australia, activeTV boasts a highly respected children’s division, which has produced 91 episodes of the smash hit comedy-action series ‘Prank Patrol’, now exported to CBBC, ZDF and RAI. activeTV Australia also produce prestigious televised events, including ‘Woolworths Carols in the Domain’.
The company has gained an international reputation as a first class facilitator and producer of turnkey productions. In Australia the team have facilitated for US and UK programs including Discovery’s ‘World’s Toughest Truckers’, Comcast’s ‘Chelsea Lately’, fashion series ‘How Do I Look?’ and ‘Finding Bigfoot’ (Animal Planet).
activeTV is currently launching an exciting slate of original factual, reality and kids programming thanks to its recently formed development division ‘activeTV Originals’.
Jacinta HalsallSponsorship and Business Development Coordinator
Kay LawrenceGeneral Manager
Aquarius Films’ credits include the feature Wish You Were Here, which stars Joel Edgerton and received five Film Critics’ Circle of Australia Awards in 2013, and the critically acclaimed shorts I Love Sarah Jane, Crossbow and Netherland Dwarf. It recently received funding through the Screen Australia Feature Enterprise program and is developing a wide variety of long form film and television projects across factual and drama.
Polly StanifordProducer/ Director
Bearcage has more than twenty years experience in media production. Its innovative approach blends outstanding projects and teams with the business of production, delivering exceptional creative and commercial results. Compelling stories, high production values and specialist expertise in post-production have brought success with domestic and international audiences.
Recent productions have included: The Story of Australia (2013 CCTV9), Building Australia (2013) for History Channel (nominated for a Screen Producers Association of Australia Award), The Boffin, the Builder & the Bombardier (2013) for ABC TV (nominated for an ATOM Award), New Zealand From Above, (2012) a co-production with Making Movies (NZ), GebruderBeetz (Germany) and broadcasters ARTE/ZDF (Germany), National Geographic (Australia) and Prime (NZ). The feature documentary The Digger (2011, History Channel) received the Gold Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media and Television Awards in 2011.
Bearcage has twice won the ACT Chief Ministers Export Award and was a winner in the Federal Governments inaugural Arts in Asia Awards.
Harriet PikeDevelopment Producer
Michael TearManaging Director
Serge OuCreative Director
Beyond Screen Production
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.
Ron SaundersGeneral Manager
Harry BardwellExecutive Producer, Screen West
Russell VinesProducer/Director, Zinc Finger Films
We are an award-winning full service media production company, based in the vibrant Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
We develop children’s television shows, documentaries, television commercials, corporate productions, websites and smart phone apps as well as branding, design, motion-graphics, animation, communication and marketing strategies and so much more.
Mr Wayne DenningExecutive Producer and Managing Director
Chemical Media is an independent production company specialising in factual entertainment, travel & lifestyle programming.
Established by the team which successfully brought the Lonely Planet brand to television, Chemical’s founders have made hundreds of hours of programming for broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Al Jazeera English, Channel 4 and SBS.
Along the way we’ve produced shows on everything from contemporary British gangsters to traditional Chinese medicine, handled location shoots from Alaska to Arnhem Land, been hailed by prime ministers, denounced as people-smugglers, and frequently missed the last bus home.
Focusing on strong storytelling and intelligent entertainment, the Chemical team has created factual documentaries, returnable travel series, break-through social media campaigns and occasionally even impressed our mums.
With Australian roots and a global outlook, we’ve forged strategic film finance relationships with partners around the world and tailored unique content for brands such as Nokia, Tourism Australia and American Express.
Joany SzeHead of Production
Tony JacksonExecutive Producer
Katy MorrisonMultimedia Producer
Electric Pictures is one of Australia’s most respected producers of factual programming for the international market. We have offices in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto.
Since 1992, the company has earned a reputation for the production of high quality series and one off specials in a range of genres, including History, Science and International Affairs.
We have extensive experience with co-productions and have been commissioned by many of the world’s major factual broadcasters including: the ABC, Arte, BBC, Ch4, Discovery Channel, History Channel (UK), ITV, NHK, National Geographic, NDR, PBS, RTE, SBS, Sky, and ZDF.
Executive Producers, Andrew Ogilvie and Andrea Quesnelle and Head of Development, Greg Colgan will represent the company at this year’s DocWeek.
Please drop by and see us in the P2P Lounge at anytime, no appointment is necessary.
Andrew OgilvieCEO and Executive Producer
Mr Greg ColganHead of Development
Andrea QuesnelleExecutive Producer, Toronto
Jude Cockburn-campbellHead of Distribution
Essential Media and Entertainment
Essential Media and Entertainment is one of Australia's most prolific and award winning production companies making high quality factual series, documentaries and multi-platform content. Its factual team, headed by executive producers Chris Hilton and Alan Erson, has produced hundreds of hours of quality documentary for broadcasters such as PBS, BBC, Channel Four, Discovery, National Geographic and Arte as well as all Australian networks. The company covers the full range of factual programming including science, history, arts, factual entertainment and lifestyle.
Leo FaberDevelopment Executive Factual
Chris HiltonCEO and Executive Producer
Joined Up Films
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.
Jacqueline WillingeManaging Director
Thierry BledDevelopment Producer
Dan BrownCreative Director
Matchbox develops and produces scripted and non-scripted television programs and feature films for audiences throughout the world.
Formed in 2008 by Tony Ayres, Penny Chapman, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon and Helen Panckhurst, Matchbox is one of the most dynamic production houses in Australia. In May 2011, NBCUniversal took a majority stake in Matchbox Pictures and this has allowed the company to diversify its content. We produce television drama, children’s programming, factual and entertainment content, animation and feature films for the domestic and international marketplace. We have also developed games and apps to enhance our programs across all available platforms.
Matchbox works with some of the most exciting writers, directors and producers in Australia to deliver content that is internationally renowned.