YouTube Originals Debuts at SCREEN FOREVER
In her exclusive debut appearance in Australia, YouTube Originals Scripted Current and Development Executive, Amanda Barclay, will discuss how to leverage the opportunities available to the independent production sector from the globally expansive YouTube Originals platform.
Screen Producers Australia is delighted to welcome US based, Barclay to SCREEN FOREVER at a time when a new wave of Australian producers have emerged and are actively engaged in developing content for streaming formats.
At YouTube Originals, 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 been behind the development of several series including 12 Deadly Days, Good Game,Youth and Consequences, Dallas & Robo and the forthcoming Wayne and Champaign Ill.
Barclay has strong pedigree in youth skewed programming with a background at MTV where she supported the scripted and unscripted development teams as Executive Assistant to the President of Programming.
“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 sessions,” said Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner.
Barclay will appear across a number of sessions and networking opportunities at SCREEN FOREVER canvassing how the Originals commissioning process works, what the platform has coming up and where the opportunities are for engagement.
SCREEN FOREVER, brought to you by Screen Producers Australia, is held in Melbourne at the Crown Conference Centre from the 20th to the 22nd of November.
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