Michael Aldrich grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He began his career at Sony Music Entertainment, moving through the ranks of Sales, Marketing and Publicity over 8 years until reaching the position of Manager of Colombia Records Publicity and Artist Relations. There he worked with artists such as Delta Goodrem, Bruce Springsteen and Something For Kate.
He then moved to the UK and into television, working for production companies in London and Amsterdam, where he attained the position of General Manager of International Sales.
After 7 years, he was invited to return home to Melbourne to take up the position of General Manager of Fred Media, WTFN Entertainment’s international distribution division. There he worked on series such as Bondi Vet, The Living Room and Vet on the Hill, securing broadcast licenses in all territories while managing a very successful and well-respected team.
After 5 years at Fred, he left to launch his own consultation business, Greenhills Media and has spent the last year helping independent producers find customers around the world. He is currently working on launching his own distribution business along with a new paradigm in international content marketing, which he is keen to share with producers of all content types to help find new sales for old libraries and fund future productions.
Michael is hosting two Roundtables on “What do international buyer want?”. Michael recently conducted a survey at MIPCOM to find out what is motivating buyers during this digital disruption era and would like to share those results.
Ready, Steady, Pitch!
I am looking for independent producers who have a well developed or finished project that either needs help with international distribution or advice on how to distribute it themselves. My main area of expertise is Factual content of all types including Ob Doc, Traditional Docs, Biographies, Lifestyle, Unscripted, Reality, Comedy, Docudrama, Crime, Paranormal, Science, Technology, Fashion and Sport. I typically work with either independent producers or distribution companies, helping to find international and local buyers for content through a strong network of customers I have gathered over the past 15 years and experience setting up in house distribution business like Fred Media. I am not looking for Animation, Scripted, Kids or Game Shows.