Rob is Head of Originals for Stan, where he has been instrumental in developing the network’s creative and commercial strategy for original programming. Rob manages Stan’s commissioning slate, overseeing the discovery, development, financing and production of original programs for the platform.
The rapidly expanding Stan Originals catalogue includes two seasons of AACTA and Logie Award-winning comedy series No Activity; two seasons of AACTA Award-winning drama series Wolf Creek, based on the notorious films of director Greg Mclean; Romper Stomper, a thrilling 6 x 1 drama continuing the story of one of Australia’s most iconic cinema gems; The Other Guy, Matt Okine’s delightful and deeply affecting auteur relationship comedy series; the network’s high profile stand-up comedy specials, ONE NIGHT STAN; and numerous other programs currently in production and development.
Prior to working at Stan, Rob worked as a producer in LA with production company Circle of Confusion (Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead) and as an independent producer and partner in production company Known Associates (Primal). Previously, he was a media and entertainment lawyer, working for Allens, Foxtel, Festival Records and Fairfax Media.
Rob is hosting a Roundtable focused on Stan Originals.
Ready, Steady, Pitch!
STAN ORIGINALS are:
• Essential Australian stories with world class scope and scale
• Highly marketable concepts, stories and characters suitable for global premium cable programming
• Shows that are a fit with Stan’s premium first run licensed international exclusives
• Irresistible ideas suitable for premium cable or SVOD binge viewing, with international-calibre cast potential
• Strong, auteur-driven visions
• Complex characters with unique dilemmas fuelling story engine for a multi-season arc
• Fascinating, unique worlds
• Fresh themes, noisy ideas, groundbreaking styles
NOT LOOKING FOR
• Standard crime drama or hard genre without exceptional, visionary new ideas and a high concept hook or unique, rule-breaking angle
Head of Originals