As Head of Commercial and Production, Chris manages the commercial and production aspects of all of SBS’s TV and online content, whether commissioned, acquired or internally produced.
His experience spans film, television and online across production, finance and distribution. Chris has had 2 stints with SBS (previously SBS’ Head of Business Affairs) punctuated by more than 2 years as Commercial Director for Australian independent production company Essential Media & Entertainment. In London, before moving to Australia, Chris worked for Channel 4 (as part of its Film4 productions team) and ITV Studios (as part of its Factual production team).
Donna Chang and Chris Irvine from SBS talks about the development process at SBS and the current commissioning priorities for drama.