ABC TV - AU
ABC Head of Comedy since late 2013, Rick is a multi award winning comedy writer and producer, who has frequently been named among The Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Most Influential People in Television’. At ABC, he has overseen some 25 series and over 75 hours of internationally acclaimed, AACTA- and Logie award-winning scripted comedy for TV and iview including The Katering Show Season 2, the currently airing Rosehaven, Upper Middle Bogan and Please Like Me, Working Dog’s Utopia, Soul Mates, and this year’s inaugural ABC Comedy Showroom pilot season. He is also co-convenor of the recently created ABC Radio Comedy Unit. His own credits include co-creator/co-writer/producer of the controversial hit ABC sitcom At Home with Julia and head writer of Nine’s long running hit sketch comedy series Comedy Inc: The Late Shift.
HEAD OF COMEDY, ABC TV - AU
A look at the rapidly changing and ever evolving comedy landscape. With Australian comedy suddenly on everywhere – the ABC, commercial TV, streaming services, cable, online and even overseas – is it easier to get one up? And what are each of these platforms looking for? Speakers: Andy Ryan – Co-Head of Drama, Nine Network Rick […]
SPA Connect Roundtables provide you with the opportunity to meet leading local and international guests in a relaxed and informal environment. Each guest heads a table and talks about their organisation and their role, current industry trends and the types of projects currently being commissioned or financed. Each roundtable will run for 25 minutes and will […]
Local and international Development Executives, Commissioning Editors, Programmers and Controllers will provide insight into their schedules, outline their own production priorities and explain how Australian producers can best work with them. Find out at Meet The Buyer what content Network Executives are seeking and why, what audiences they’re trying to attract, and how they prefer to […]