Sport, crime and charismatic dreamers – AIDC 2020 on big networks

There's a lot to be said for a series sold to a large international provider in diverse media. Here is some of it.

The rise of streaming has created a rich landscape of alternative buyers and production partners, who are now under pressure to make sticky shows and know their own niches very well. 

Brad Holcman, the senior director A&E Unscripted & alternative programming, for instance, is an eight year inhabitant of his seat and clearly knowledgeable. He talked through Sixty Days In, in which seven civilians go undercover in prisons for sixty days, even though a prison expert told him that none of these amateur spies would last more than a day.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.