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NEAL DOWNWARD

SBS – AU

MANAGING EDITOR OF COMEDY, SBS

Neal Downward is the Managing Editor of Comedy at SBS and is responsible for a large percentage of the networks comedy projects for both television and online audiences. In his time at SBS he has launched the SBS Comedy website, it’s online satirical news offering ‘The Backburner’, the SBS Comedy Runway, a national initiative to create a pathway for television for emerging comedy filmmakers as well as commissioning comedy content for SBS 2 such as ‘The Wizards of Aus’ and recent film ‘Top Knot Detective’.

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

SBS is interested in taking pitches for unique comedy web series projects (around 6×12 minutes in length) which also have potential to packaged for appearance on SBS Viceland. Overall budget for series cannot exceed $400,000. Projects should adhere to the SBS Charter and speak to diversity and multiculturalism in Australia.

NEAL DOWNWARD

MANAGING EDITOR OF COMEDY, SBS – AU

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 – […]

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