Libbie Doherty – The Dark Art of Pitching
Pitching with Commissioning editor of ABC kids
Libbie Doherty, Commissioning Editor at ABC Children’s
discusses the dark art of pitching
What do commissioning editors want to know, what do they say once you leave the room and how to leave an impression without wearing a character suit and making everyone feel awkward!
Libbie Doherty is a passionate advocate for Children’s content and brings a wealth of experience from the animation and live action worlds to the position of Commissioning Editor. Libbie is focused on nurturing new Australian talent, reflecting Australian kids’ lives and creating pathways for Australian kids’ content to cut through into the international market.
Our talk with Libbie provided a rare look behind the doors of Australia’s most prolific children’s TV commissioning team. A fantastic talk with lots of information to creators.
We had a few problems with the audio this time around, so please excuse the rough recording. At any rate, there’s lots of great info here.
Here’s the audio of the event: