Speaker Sally Riley

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Sally Riley

Head of Drama, Comedy and Indigenous

ABC

Sally is the Head of Scripted (Drama, Comedy and Indigenous) where she oversees the commissioning of distinctive Australian content that resonates globally. She has played an integral role in re-shaping the slate by commissioning titles that not only resonate in Australia but also attract international co-productions, such as Mystery Road produced by Bunya Productions and distributed by All3 Media; Harrow produced by Hoodlum Entertainment in partnership with ABC Studios International; Pine Gap produced by Screentime with Netflix; Glitch produced by Matchbox Pictures with Netflix. She has also overseen a range of commissions including Riot starring Damon Herriman; Rake starring Richard Roxburgh, Jack Irish starring Guy Pearce.

In her prior role as Head of Indigenous she commissioned the ground breaking Cleverman with AMC/Sundance and Red Arrow International; the award-winning Redfern Now which was a watershed series for Indigenous drama in Australia; and the hugely successful Black Comedy.

Speaking at: BANFF Master Class Series: Mystery Road; Breakfast with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?

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