ABC TV strengthens Indigenous production

Sally Riley Head of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Unit Sally Riley will move to ABC TV in May as head of it’s Indigenous Department.

In the newly-created position, Riley will develop and commission more prime-time drama and documentary – in addition to the public broadcaster’s ongoing program Message Stick.

ABC TV director Kim Dalton said that “it’s time ABC TV stepped up and engaged more actively both with this fundamental part of our Australian culture and the emerging group of exciting and impressive Indigenous program makers.”

Riley has been in charge of film support and development of Indigenous filmmakers – including the acclaimed Samson & Delilah – and she was one of the forces behind the industry handbook Pathways & Protocols – a filmmaker’s guide to working with Indigenous people, culture and concepts, released by the agency last year.


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