Speaker Details

Full Name
Julie Eckersley
Special Broadcasting Service
Head of Scripted
Country (Address)
Julie Eckersley is the Head of Scripted content for the SBS Network.

She is responsible for commissioning and leading the scripted development team to deliver on our mandate of narratives that are bold, brave, and showcase under-represented voices in powerful and entertaining television series. Her commissions include Safe Home, While the Men Are Away , Erotic Stories and Swift Street, as well as a range of ground-breaking Digital Originals content including Latecomers.

Prior to joining SBS Julie was a Producer for the esteemed Matchbox Pictures (NBCU) where she developed and produced a wide range of award-winning content. Some of her noteworthy projects include The Family Law (a comedy about growing up queer and Asian in Australia), Maximum Choppage (Australia’s first TV kung fu comedy) and the science fiction drama, Glitch (for Netflix and ABC).

With over 25 years experience Julie has a proven track record of diverse storytelling and gender equity and inclusion. She holds a BA (Drama) and a Masters of Communication as well as qualifications from AFTRS and RMIT in writing and producing.
What we're looking for from Ready, Steady, Pitch!
SBS is seeking noisy, world class content that has clear points of difference. We want our audiences to be inspired by a richer and more diverse understanding of our world and we are looking for series that will be distinctive, thought provoking and push the boundaries of storytelling. We want clear creative vision and creatives attached who can deliver on the ambition of the show, while speaking to the SBS Charter. We’re open to all genres including speculative fiction, science fiction, magic realism, period drama, mystery/thriller, horror, family drama, neo-noir, dramedy and romance in 4 x 1 hour, 6 x 1 hour and 8 x 30mins formats. We are not currently looking for Children’s, YA or feature film projects.