Megan Young joins the ABC as children’s production executive

The ABC has appointed Megan Young as its ABC Children’s production executive, to start on 11 November.

Young joins the public broadcaster from Create NSW, and has 20 years’ experience in the screen sector across the Australian, New Zealand and US markets.

Young joins the ABC on 11 November

In her new role, Young will manage the production, business and planning activities for children’s productions.

“Megan comes to ABC Children’s with a wealth of experience in commissioning, financing and producing content for all genres and a passion for children’s content,” said Libbie Doherty, head of ABC Children’s content.

“Her expertise and insights from working with screen agencies and independent producers, here and overseas, will prove instrumental as we deliver on our Children’s Content Strategy for the years ahead. We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

At Create NSW, Young was acting senior screen investment manager since October last year. In that role, she oversaw a range of productions and developed projects alongside other practitioners. Before working at Create NSW, Young worked at Transmission Films for five years as a delivery and production manager, then as head of Australia and New Zealand acquisitions.

She also has theatrical marketing experience with clients such as Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Dendy Films, and Sony Pictures Classics.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to join the team at ABC Children’s, a world leader in children’s content creation and innovative delivery,” Young said of her new role.

“The ABC is a trusted and renowned source for children’s viewing and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to deliver engaging, unique, diverse stories and programming to young Australian audiences.”


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