Notching up more than 25 years in his media career, Michael Carrington has a wealth of international knowledge and experience in content development, production, and broadcasting. He returned to Australia in 2016 having spent twenty-six years abroad working in various capacities for the BBC, Discovery Channel, LEGO TV & Film, Cartoon Network, HIT Entertainment, and Zodiak Media.  Michael started in production at Channel 10 working on children’s series Ridgey Didge and Double Dare.  He has a passion for children’s content and is best known for award winning programmes like Charlie & Lola, LazyTown, Shaun the Sheep and The Amazing World of Gumball.  As head of department, Michael sits on the ABC Content Executive, steering the overall children’s commissioning strategy, as well as overseeing internal development, and ABC children’s production hubs in Melbourne and Sydney. Michael is a regular face at major content markets such as MIPTV, MipJunior, and KidScreen, as well as more intimate events such as the Asian Animation Summit, Global Children’s Media Conference, and Screen Forever.  Michael is a member of AACTA, BAFTA, RTS, and the International Academy of Arts & Sciences.


Acting Director Entertainment & Specialist

Michael Carrington, Acting Director Entertainment & Specialist, In Conversation with Paul McIntyre followed by Content Buyers Panel. MODERATOR Paul McIntrye, Media & Marketing Journalist PRODUCER Nicky Ruscoe, Development Producer, ABC