The ABC has hired Megan Young (pictured) as ABC Children’s production executive.
Young, who joins the ABC from Create NSW, has 20 years’ experience working in the screen sector in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, fostering close relations with content creators, screen agencies and independent producers locally and internationally.
In her new role at the ABC, starting 11 November, she will manage the production, business and planning activities associated with in-house and external productions across multiple genres, including drama, animation, comedy, preschool, factual and entertainment.
Libbie Doherty, head of ABC Children’s Content, said: “Megan comes to ABC Children’s with a wealth of experience in commissioning, financing and producing content for all genres and a passion for children’s content. Her expertise and insights from working with screen agencies and independent producers, here and overseas, will prove instrumental as we deliver on our Children’s Content Strategy for the years ahead. We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”
Young said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to join the team at ABC Children’s, a world leader in children’s content creation and innovative delivery. The ABC is a trusted and renowned source for children’s viewing and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to deliver engaging, unique, diverse stories and programing to young Australian audiences.”
Young has been acting senior screen investment manager at Create NSW since October 2018. In this role she oversaw a range of productions, including feature films, television comedy and drama series and children’s drama series, and developed projects with experienced and emerging practitioners.
From 2012-17, she worked at Transmission Films as delivery and production manager and then as head of Australia/New Zealand acquisitions, managing contractual and delivery elements for its slate. She has worked for clients Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Dendy Films, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures and Fortissimo Films.