Maartje is an international television distribution professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Specialising in programme acquisitions, Maartje started her career at leading Dutch producer IDTV and moved to the UK in 2001 to work in acquisitions for independent distributor Chrysalis Distribution. She now heads up the Content department at All3Media International, where she leads the international assessment of both Scripted and Non-Scripted programming. She has fantastic producer relationships internationally and a breadth of knowledge across all genres.
Australian Shows with International Reach or International Distribution on Australian Shows:
Having built successful international brands with Mystery Road, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Playing for Keeps and looking forward to new launches Eden and New Gold Mountain, All3Media International discusses what they look for in Australian series and how distribution can help take a show global.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
In Scripted at All3media International, we’re looking for great writing, fresh voices, gripping storytelling and universal themes. It’s hard to be more prescriptive as the truth is a good story is a just good story. We do know what we aren’t looking for: children’s drama or comedy, animation, sitcoms, short form, and singles or TV movies, since our area of expertise lies in other genres. Genres that can work particularly well for us are crime, thriller, detective, blue sky drama, young adult plus and authored comedy drama. We also sell a wide variety of factual content and formats, but for the purpose of today’s panel, we will be primarily focused on scripted content.