Create NSW, BBC Studios and AIDC partner to offer BBC UK placement
Clockwise from top left: ‘Stacey Dooley Investigates’, ‘Blue Planet II’, ‘Louis Theroux: Dark States – Heroin Town’, ‘Stargazing Live: Series 2’ (Photo: BBC Studios).
Create NSW, BBC Studios Australia and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) have partnered to offer a mid-career documentary producer/director a six-month placement with the BBC Studios documentary team in the UK.
The initiative provides $50,000 to support a NSW-based practitioner throughout their placement, where they will be placed within a doc team that suits their experience and area of interest.
Applicants must have at least two documentary broadcast credits (television broadcast or theatrical release) and submit at least one in-development documentary project with international appeal, to be further developed over the course of the placement.
The six shortlisted applicants will receive travel, accommodation and discounted entry to the Melbourne-based AIDC conference from March 3-6 next year, where the final recipient will be announced on the closing night.
BBC Studios ANZ director of production Kylie Washington said: “As we launch our new production arm in Australia, we’re proud to be able to support the rich talent base in NSW with this documentary placement at BBC Studios in the UK. This is the first step on our journey to work closely with the local production industry and we are so grateful to Create NSW and the AIDC for helping to make this happen.”
For more info and to apply, visit here.