YouTube executive to outline opportunities to develop content for streaming formats

11 October, 2018 by Staff Writer

Amanda Barclay.

YouTube Originals scripted development and current programming executive Amanda Barclay will tell attendees at the Screen Forever conference how the independent production sector can leverage opportunities from the global YouTube Originals platform.


The US-based Barclay specialises in scripted development of new features and series in addition to maintaining day-to-day oversight of current productions.

Since joining the platform in 2015 she has shepherded the development of numerous series including 12 Deadly Days, Good Game,Youth & Consequences, Dallas & Robo and the upcoming Wayne and Champaign III.

Before she that she spent two years at MTV supporting the scripted and unscripted development teams as executive assistant to the president of programming and worked as an assistant at the Gersh Agency.

“YouTube Originals have been shaking up the status quo in the markets they land in by teaming with the independent producing sector on original programming. In the UK they have quickly made their presence felt and we trust that Australian producers will get deep insights into what YouTube Originals is seeking in its development partners. Amanda’s sessions will be must-see,” said Screen Producers Australia CEO Matt Deaner.

In her first visit to Oz Barclay will appear across a number of sessions and networking opportunities at Screen Forever canvassing how the Originals commissioning process works, the platform’s upcoming slate and where the opportunities are for engagement.

The conference will be held at Melbourne’s Crown Conference Centre from November 20-22.