New International Decision Makers Confirmed – AIDC 2018

The Australian International Documentary Conference has revealed nine new international Decision Makers confirmed to take part in AIDC 2018’s documentary and factual content Marketplace (4-7 March 2018, ACMI, Melbourne).

The AIDC Marketplace is designed to give Australasian producer delegates unparalleled face-to-face access with the top buyers, commissioners and decision makers in the global nonfiction screen industry. The new additions include representatives from global cable brands, multiplatform millennial media outlets, and key Asian, European and North American television and cinema businesses.

As the deadline approaches for producers to submit pitch-ready projects for AIDC 2018 Marketplace centrepiece The FACTory International Pitching Forum (closing by the 18th of December 2017), AIDC can confirm the participation of:

  • SVT (Sweden) – Axel Arnö, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries.
  • France Télévisions (France) – David Amiel, Commissioning Editor and Acquisitions.
  • Nat Geo WILD (USA) – Meghan Cassin, Director of Development.
  • Independent Lens (USA) – Clare Chambers, Coordinating Producer.
  • CNEX Studio (Taiwan) – Ruby Chen, CEO
  • VICE (Australia/New Zealand) – Katy Roberts, Head of Video.
  • Sideways Film (UK/Spain) – Kazz Basma, Head of Sales and Acquisitions.
  • Cineflix Rights (UK) – Richard Life, VP Acquisitions.
  • Māori Television (New Zealand) – Nevak Rogers, HOD Content Development.

These guests join the already-announced decision makers from:

  • STAN (Australia) – Rob Gibson, Head of Originals.
  • BBC Storyville (UK) – Mandy Chang, Commissioning Editor.
  • CuriosityStream (USA) – Devin Cheema, Head of Business Affairs and VP Programming.
  • Al Jazeera Media Network (Malaysia) – Mavourneen Dineen, Senior Producer.
  • Dogwoof (UK) – Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution.
  • ARTE (France) – Alec Herrmann, Head of Acquisitions. Anne Charbonnel, Commissioning Editor, Society & Culture.
  • Tribeca Film Institute (USA) – Ingrid Kopp, Senior Consultant Interactive.
  • National Geographic (UK) – Carolyn Payne, Commissioning Editor.
  • Great Big Story (USA) – Courtney Coupe, VP of Content.

These decision makers will be available to producers for face-to-face meetings in AIDC’s curated pitching market, Cut to the Chase, which aims to match projects with the most relevant producers for the best outcomes (applications close on the 5th of February, 2018).

“In AIDC 2018, we are working towards creating a marketplace that is defined by diversity and opportunity,” said Alice Burgin, AIDC Conference Director.

“The curated nature of Cut to the Chase aims to give nonfiction practitioners more exposure to more people, which can help them find the support they need. We hope that no matter what your project, there will be someone for you to meet at AIDC.”



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