Mike is Senior Producer with Princess Pictures, one of Australia’s leading TV production companies. He manages a slate of projects with an eye on international markets, and is currently in production on a pilot for the ABC created by well-known online animator Michael Cusack, and a YouTube-funded pilot for a YA series starring Australia’s #1 most subscribed online creator, Wengie. Mike has a background in industry support, having worked at Australian Film Commission, South Australian Film Corporation, UK Film Council, and most recently at Screen Australia, where he had special responsibility for innovative digital production, and was at the forefront of many new initiatives and programs, including Skip Ahead and Fresh Blood. Mike managed many award-winning projects including film, TV, virtual reality, web series, apps, interactive drama & documentary and video games, and has run many initiatives, conferences, and training opportunities. Mike sits on the Expert Advisory Group for Screen Tasmania, and the Advisory Boards for SPA’s Screen Forever and VidCon.

Ready, Steady, Pitch!

Princess are looking for scripted and unscripted projects of most formats or genres from creators who have something valuable to say about the world, and who have a clear vision and are able to articulate it with confidence. We are not looking for web series at this time.


Senior Producer – Scripted & Unscripted


Conference Hall 2, Level 2

How can Australians take our comedy overseas, and particularly to the U.S? This experienced comedy panel will explore who is buying, what they’re looking for, how to get your show in front of them, and how it can fit with Australia’s domestic broadcasters, addressing the cultural and practical challenges along the way. MODERATOR & PRODUCER Mike Cowap, Senior Producer, Princess Pictures