Emerging as one of Australia’s leading production creatives, Sara Richardson was most recently Channel 10’s Network Drama Executive overseeing the development and production of the critically acclaimed thriller The Secret She Keeps, the celebrated dramas Five Bedrooms, My Life is Murder and Sisters, the final season of Offspring, the special event mini-series Wake In Fright, as well as the second season of The Wrong Girl, two seasons of Playing For Keeps and the perennially popular Neighbours. Prior to joining 10, Sara spent over five years at Playmaker Media working in drama development across titles including The Wrong Girl, House Husbands, Love Child, The Code and Hiding. She joined Playmaker from Essential Media and Entertainment, where she worked across Development and Business Affairs for over two years including on iconic series Rake and Jack Irish. Her factual credits include Gourmet Farmer, Seduction in the City, Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide, Australia on Trial and The Making of Modern Australia. Sara is currently working across the drama slates of both Endemol Shine Banks and Endemol Shine Australia.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
Endemol Shine Australia is a part of Banijay, the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.
Based in Sydney, Endemol Shine Australia’s team comprises proven leaders in television and digital production whose shows have become ratings hits. Endemol Shine Australia’s slate represents the most exciting and popular programming on Australian free-to-air networks and pay TV channels – our drama slate includes Offspring (10 and Netflix), Sisters (ABC and Netflix) Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, and INXS: Never Tear Us Apart and most recently RFDS for Network Seven. Our unscripted slate features some of the most successful and beloved programmes on Australia TV such as; MasterChef Australia, Australian Survivor, Lego Masters, Gogglebox, Married At First Sight, Big Brother, Australian Ninja Warrior and the International Emmy Award wining Old People’s Home For Four Year Olds.
In scripted we are looking for Australian drama with world class scope and scale that has a strong and targeted sense of their intended audience and bold and unique creative visions. In unscripted we’re open to hearing fresh, ambitious & scalable primetime pitches with local appeal, across all genres including event factual.