Sunday 28 July, 9am-5pm at the Mercury Cinema

Please note: Ticketed separately to the Screen Makers Conference 

Got a great idea for a studio-based TV entertainment show? Do you have a passion for quiz, panel, chat, talent, game or dating shows? Want to be the next Waleed Aly, Julia Zemiro or create the next You Can’t Ask That, My Kitchen Rules, Think Tank, or The Voice?

This is your chance to get in front of some of the biggest names in television and learn the golden rules to putting a TV format together and transform your idea into TV format gold.

Lab presenters include Todd Abbott (Guesswork Television), Marion Farrelly (Producer), Courtney Gibson (SAFC), Julie Hanna (ABC), Lauren Hillman (CH44), Susie Jones (SBS), Nick Murray (CJZ), Caroline Spencer (Fremantle), Adrian Swift (Channel 9) and Sarah Thornton (Channel 10) – scroll to bottom of page for bios.

Adelaide’s Media Resource Centre and Channel 44 are joining forces to deliver a unique one-day lab and a production funding initiative, for those keen to crack the format game and learn the fine art of creating and developing a studio-based entertainment show.

The Lab is open to anyone to apply including delegates of the Screen Makers conference. Download the program HERE

SMC Lab Registration Fee: $90 plus GST (ticketed separately to the conference). REGISTER HERE

Out of the Box Funding Initiative

In addition, South Australian Lab participants will have the opportunity to submit a concept and be mentored through a development and testing process from some of the best in the business.  One team will then be selected to receive $15,000 cash and approx. $15,000 in kind support by way of mentoring, ABC studio hire, equipment, and insurance cover to make a pilot for a studio-based entertainment show to be broadcast on Channel 44 and to act as a proof of concept to pitch to the Australian and global marketplace.

 We’ll be looking for bold, innovative concepts that seek to fill a gap in the current market.

Only South Australian Lab Participants are eligible to submit a pitch to the Out of the Box Production Initiative. At least two members of any creative team need to attend the lab and one must be the producer.

Download the Out of the Box Funding Guidelines HERE.


Supported by the Government of South Australia, Community Broadcast Foundation and Channel 44.