Elissa began her media career as a digital producer and made the transition to film and television with a research job on the theatrical documentary Decadence: Decline of the Western World. She was fortunate to learn her craft from many of the industry’s best directors, producers and writers with her early credits including The Making Of Modern Australia, Immigration Nation, Food Safari, Great Southern Land, Mysteries of the Human Voice and Two On The Great Divide.
Before joining Foxtel, Elissa produced two of the network’s most-loved local productions as Series Producer of Coast Australia Series 1 and 2, and Supervising Producer of River Cottage Australia Series 4.
Throughout her television career, she has balanced production work with development across multiple genres, from crime to lifestyle, history, arts and entertainment series.
Elissa joined Foxtel in March 2016 in the newly created role of Development Producer on non-scripted local productions.

Meeting at the SPA Connect Pitching Market?
Ready, Steady, Pitch!

Foxtel is different. We commission for 11 channels across the Lifestyle, Entertainment and Factual groups, each with its distinct tone and flavour. Currently those commissioning channels are: Lifestyle, Lifestyle FOOD, Lifestyle HOME, Lifestyle YOU, FOX8, Arena, The Comedy Channel, History, A&E, Crime & Investigation and the Arts Channel. It is important that as producers pitching to us, you know our channel brands and come to us with the right channel fit for your show. Our viewers are subscribers who pay for our content and their and our expectations are high. So bring us ‘noisy’ shows. Bring us shows that are scalable and world class original productions. Bring us shows that are doing something first or have the potential to be the best in their class.  And bring us ideas that we can develop with you to become high-quality, must-see Australian content



Meet The Buyer: FOXTEL

Meeting Rooms 12 & 13, Level 1

Local and international Development Executives, Commissioning Editors, Programmers and Controllers will provide insight into their schedules, outline their own production priorities and explain how Australian producers can best work with them. Find out at Meet The Buyer what content Network Executives are seeking and why, what audiences they’re trying to attract, and how they prefer to […]

Meet The Buyer

Pitching Market – READY STEADY PITCH!

Market Hall 2, Ground Floor

In five quick minutes you need to pitch your project to television Network Executives and receive constructive feedback before the bell goes and you’re on your way. Bookings are essential. Hannah Barnes – General Manager Lifestyle, Foxtel Steve Bibb – Head of Factual, ABC Theirry Bled – Executive Producer, Discovery Networks Jon Casimir – Head of Entertainment, ABC Warren Clarke – Development Executive, Matchbox Pictures Neal Downward – […]

Meeting & Pitching