Fuji Television Network, Inc Japan

Since its establishment in 1959, Fuji Television has maintained its position as the leading commercial broadcaster in the Japanese media industry. The content it creates and broadcast everyday enjoys the overwhelming support of a wide range of audiences. Fuji Television strives for noble and creative ideas for its content: news, infotainment and documentaries, sports, dramas, and variety programs. Regardless of the genre, its program tops the rating in any time slot. Today, Fuji Television has 27 affiliated networks in Japan and 12 oversea offices around the world. Furthermore, Fuji Television distributes original content via several mediums, including terrestrial and CS satellite channels. It is also active in transmissions via the internet and mobile phones. With the strategy of meeting the needs of times and viewers, Fuji Television is constantly working to make its top-notch content available to be enjoyed in any format.

Website:
www.fujitv.co.jp
Jun Cui
Jun Cui
International Department 
Profession
Bio

Born in China. After graduating from a university in Japan, Cui joined Fuji Television, the largest commercial broadcaster in Japan. At Fuji TV, Cui worked at the News department as a reporter and covered numerous national issues and news for 12 years. Cui took on a new position in the International Department last year. Since then she has been immersing herself in the field of co-production which she finds very exciting and rewarding. Blessed with many encounters with the industry┬éÄôs experts and professionals at the international documentary festivals and with her Chinese-language ability, Cui recently completed a documentary co-production with a Taiwanese partner. The program was aired just this past summer. She hopes to meet more new friends and continue working on more international co-production projects.

Hi Gloss Entertainment Australia

Hi Gloss Entertainment is an all rights distributor of arthouse cinema, documentaries, and foreign language TV. It's an all rights distributor specialising in niche markets, and niche marketing.

Simon Killen
Simon Killen
Managing Director 
Bio

Killen commenced at Aztec International in 2004, and acquired cycling documentary HELL ON WHEELS which launched at Adelaide Film Festival, and became national theatrical phenomenon. Several cycling docs followed, but also music, culture, and pure cinema documentaries. Started Hi Gloss Entertainment in 2012, opening with two feature docs, ITALY LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT, and Raymond Depardon's JOURNAL DE FRANCE. 2013 saw LA MAISON DE LA RADIO join the catalogue, and 2014 will see release of GARDENING WITH SOUL (screening at AIDC 14!)

Indievillage Distribution Australia

INDIEVILLAGE Distribution

These are exciting times for filmmakers with unprecedented access to our audiences across the world 24/7. In this radically changing era we can now be in control of our films from conception through to sales. No longer must we wait for permission.

INDIEVILLAGE is at the forefront of this new era.


With your total involvement and ownership INDIEVILLAGE starts plotting your film’s success from Day 1. We provide consulting services that assist with every stage of your project. Whether it's a documentary, film, web series, TV program or simple YouTube videos, we will tailor services to suit your needs. INDIEVILLAGE offers advice to give your project the best possible outcome for a global market.

The most important thing to remember is the sooner you start the better. INDIEVILLAGE will save you time, money and disappointment.   

INDIEVILLAGE starts with YOU telling US about YOUR PROJECT and where you would like to take it. From there we can go on to discuss any of the following strategies:

•Outline Achievable Goals and tactical support to Independent Filmmakers 

•Design distribution strategies that can be used to pitch to potential investors

•Design a Release Strategy 

•National and International Theatrical Release 

•VOD and Other Available Platforms 

•International Distribution 

•Securing Domestic and Foreign Partners 

•Design a Launch Strategy

•Branding, PR and Strategic Marketing 

•Social Media Strategy 

•Grass Roots Outreach and Growing a Strong Audience Database

•Website and Payment Gateway

•Festivals 

•Establishing Institutional Partnerships 

•Merchandise and Products 

•National and International DVD Replication and Fulfillment 

•Deliverables 

 

Website: www.indievillage.org
Sara Kidd
Sara Kidd
General Manager 
Bio

SARA KIDD - General Manager
Sara Kidd is the General Manager for a new innovative distribution company INDIEVILLGE, she has spent the last 10 years working in Film, Television, Marketing and Business Branding. She recently distributed the film Yogawoman into 35 cinemas in Australia and New Zealand and 42 cinemas in USA and Canada. The film had multiple sell out Premieres and Q+A events. Other projects she has worked on the distribution include the films Circle Of Lies, I Love This Place and AUSSIE RULES the world. She has assisted filmmakers with identifying and building audience fan hubs and structuring distribution and marketing strategies that appeal directly to their targeted market. She has an outstanding knowledge of digital platforms and interactive behaviors; she has a depth of understanding unique to the Australian film industry, especially in documentary. Her contacts with cinema owners and international distributors have been paramount to the success of her clients. 

 

INDIEVILLAGE

These are exciting times for filmmakers with unprecedented access to our audiences across the world 24/7. In this radically changing era we can now be in control of our films from conception through to sales. No longer must we wait for permission.

INDIEVILLAGE is at the forefront of this new era.


With your total involvement and ownership INDIEVILLAGE starts plotting your film’s success from Day 1. We provide consulting services that assist with every stage of your project. Whether it's a documentary, film, web series, TV program or simple YouTube videos, we will tailor services to suit your needs. INDIEVILLAGE offers advice to give your project the best possible outcome for a global market.

 

The most important thing to remember is the sooner you start the better. INDIEVILLAGE will save you time, money and disappointment.   

 

INDIEVILLAGE starts with YOU telling US about YOUR PROJECT and where you would like to take it. From there we can go on to discuss any of the following strategies:

•Outline Achievable Goals and tactical support to Independent Filmmakers 

•Design distribution strategies that can be used to pitch to potential investors

•Design a Release Strategy 

•National and International Theatrical Release 

•VOD and Other Available Platforms 

•International Distribution 

•Securing Domestic and Foreign Partners 

•Design a Launch Strategy

•Branding, PR and Strategic Marketing 

•Social Media Strategy 

•Grass Roots Outreach and Growing a Strong Audience Database

•Website and Payment Gateway

•Festivals 

•Establishing Institutional Partnerships 

•Merchandise and Products 

•National and International DVD Replication and Fulfillment 

•Deliverables 

 

Website: www.indievillage.org

ITN Source Australia

ITN Source, footage sales arm of the Independent Television News, is one of the world’s leading providers of archive video content. Proud to play a part in providing film-makers, TV producers, publishers and researchers with content to enhance their programmes and documentaries.


ITN Source manage and license footage from 1896 to present-day, from ITN and partner archives including, Reuters, ITV, NBC News, Fox News, Fox Movietone,  ANI and other specialist collections.


Find the footage you need; from international news and events to entertainment, historic newsreels, wildlife, stock footage and more. Access rare, quality footage from the most iconic moments in history - Search, view and download online at www.itnsource.com

Caroline Clarke
Caroline Clarke
Business Development Manager 
Bio

Caroline has worked in television programme and clip sales for several years, licensing content to broadcasters worldwide for a variety of uses. Previously working for Paramount and Warner Brothers in Australia, Caroline joined ITN Source with a wealth of industry knowledge.   

ITN Source, footage sales arm of the Independent Television News, is one of the world?s leading providers of archive video content. Proud to play a part in providing film-makers, TV producers, publishers and researchers with content to enhance their programmes and documentaries. ITN Source manage and license footage from 1896 to present-day, from ITN and partner archives including, Reuters, ITV, NBC News, Fox News, Fox Movietone, ANI and other specialist collections. 

Find the footage you need; from international news and events to entertainment, historic newsreels, wildlife, stock footage and more. Access rare, quality footage from the most iconic moments in history - Search, view and download online at www.itnsource.com

ITVS - Independent Television Service 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.

Website:
www.itvs.org
Claire Aguilar
Claire Aguilar
Executive Content Advisor 
Profession
Bio

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.

Joined Up Films 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. 

Website:
joinedup.com.au
Jacqueline Willinge
Jacqueline Willinge
Managing Director 
Bio

Jacqueline Willinge is the Managing Director of Joined Up Films and brings her extensive international business and finance experience to her role as a Producer. Most recently Jacqueline worked as an Executive Producer on the highly acclaimed factual format Who's Been Sleeping In My House? for ABC1. This original factual format has been optioned in a multiple territories around the world including the UK, Belgium and NZ.

Thierry Bled
Thierry Bled
Development Producer 
Bio

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.

Dan Brown
Dan Brown
Creative Director 
Bio

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.

MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT 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
Nick Batzias
Licensing & Acquisitions/Head of Production 
Bio

CONTENT SEEKER

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.

Maori Television New Zealand

Maori Television is New Zealand's indigenous broadcaster. Launched in 2004, the network's primary role is to help revitalisie te reo Maori (Maori language) and tikanga (culture).

Carol Hirschfeld
Carol Hirschfeld
General Manager Production 
Profession
Bio

Carol Hirschfeld has worked in the NZ media industry for 28 years. She began in radio, had a brief stint in newspapers and then moved to television, working as a reporter, director, producer and presenter at TVNZ and TV3. For seven years she co-presented the prime time news and subsequently with her former co-host John Campbell, launched the nightly current affairs show, Campbell Live. For the past 4 years she has held a management position at Maori Television where she is currently General Manager Production.

Matchbox Pictures Australia

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.

Susie Jones
Susie Jones
Factual Entertainment Development Executive 
Bio

Susie works as part of the unscripted team developing and producing original and formatted programs. Prior to taking up her role with Matchbox Pictures, Susie spent the last ten years as a freelance producer in a variety of genres, producing content for ABC, Seven, Ten, Nine, SBS and the Discovery Channel. As well as a strong track record in Factual Entertainment, in 2010 Susie's feature documentary for the ABC, Rudely Interrupted, was nominated for an AFI for best documentary under one hour.

Kylie Washington
Kylie Washington
Entertainment and Kids Development Executive 
Bio

Kylie works as part of the unscripted team developing and producing original and formatted programs. Kylie has an extensive background in unscripted television production with notable credits including Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Prank Patrol and I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Kylie's independent documentaries have been screened nationally on ABC, SBS, Discovery and Channel Seven and her short films have been screened around the world.

PBS International United States

PBS International distributes programs worldwide that are made by many independent producers from the USA and abroad and by WGBH/Boston, one of the largest producers of primetime programming for PBS in the US.

We seek science, history, current affairs, arts, human/social issues, children's and lifestyle programs to represent for sale, pre-sale and co-production worldwide (see our catalog online). PBS International is one division of PBS Distribution, a joint venture of WGBH and PBS.

For PBS Video - another part of PBS Distribution - we also seek programming suitable for the home entertainment and educational markets in North America where we have a substantial presence in all DVD markets, especially on digital platforms.

Charles Schuerhoff
Charles Schuerhoff
Director of Acquisitions & Sales 
Bio

Charles Schuerhoff has thirty-five years experience in the field of international television program distribution plus six years in production. In 1973 he started the international distribution office of WGBH TV in Boston. In 1980, he founded CS Associates, a distribution company specialized in documentaries including such titles as Ken Burns' JAZZ, Alex Gibney's 'The Trials of Henry Kissinger', and Martin Scorcese presents THE BLUES. In October of 2006, Charles returned to WGBH, joining WGBH International as Director of Acquisitions & Sales and merging the CS Associates catalogue. As of Jan. 1. 2009, WGBH International became PBS International - part of PBS Distribution, a new company that also includes PBS Video. The PBS International catalogue includes WGBH-produced programs such as NOVA, FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, as well as those made by many independent producers. PBS international does sales, pre-sales and co-productions in the international markets.