Contact: John GodfreyRegion: Australia

Title: Head of Unscripted
Genre: Factual
Region: Australia

About Channel

SBS is a public service broadcaster with a charter of exploring and promoting cultural diversity and social cohesion. Documentary/factual commissions must have some Australian content and explore some issue of cultural diversity, preferably Australian cultural diversity. SBS was founded on the belief that all Australians, regardless of geography, age, cultural background or language skills should have access to high quality, independent, culturally-relevant Australian media. At SBS we are bound together by a vision for programs that have meaning and make a difference; we share a passion for what we do and a set of principles that guide our progress.  



Programme Interests

Looking For

SBS is looking for all subjects from history to social issues. SBS does not commission natural history nor arts. Science has the most international co-pro potential. Overseas production companies must form co-pro relationships with Australian companies. Anything from single docs to 4-part series.

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John worked for 10 years in the UK series/exec producing a range of factual programming across a range of genres for Channel 4 and BBC2. His career in the UK included the ground breaking Channel 4 series Eurotrash. He has been in Australia for 12 years, and has produced everything from documentary, to popular culture series (SBS and Discovery). He has been SBS Commissioning Editor of Documentaries since July 2008, and commissions include Who Do You think You Are? (Series 3 and 4), The Tall Man and Immigration Nation – The Secret History of Us. Now Head of Documentaries, John is responsible for the whole documentary slate, and in particular looks after contemporary documentaries including Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta, Go Back To Where You Came From (Series 2 and 3), and First Contact.