I have two decades of experience working on an extensive range of successful factual, entertainment and lifestyle programmes for the Australian, UK and Asian TV markets. Many of these series have been nominated or picked up major Australian and International industry awards.

In my current role at the ABC as Supervising Executive Producer of Entertainment and Development I have Executive Produced over 100 hours of primetime television including Gruen, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, Luke Warm Sex, The Recording Studio, Russel Howcroft and the Madmen of Oz (WT), Growing Up Gracefully, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, Everyone’s A Critic, #7DaysLater, Dream Gardens, Short Cuts To Glory and Dream Build.

I am also responsible for the Entertainment department’s development slate, managing pitches from production companies, producers and agents before assessing their potential for all ABC content platforms and steering successful pitches through the commissioning and development process.


Richard will be hosting a Roundtable on “ABC Entertainment & Development”.

Ready, Steady, Pitch!

What is ABC TV Entertainment looking for:

We are looking for returnable primetime series that compliment our much-loved established shows. They need to work for linear and digital distribution, engage loyal audiences and also attract new ones. Ideas need to:

• Have a compelling reason to exist, why now?

• Tell stories that reflect our way of life and diverse character

• Create national conversations

• Make people care and fall in love with a show

• Strengthen the ABC brand and help build trust in our audience

• Have quality and distinctive values


Executive Producer, Development & Lifestyle