ABC TV names Kelrick Martin as head of indigenous

Indigenous film-maker and development executive Kelrick Martin joins ABC TV from Screenwest.

ABC TV this week appointed award-winning indigenous film-maker and development executive Kelrick Martin to the role of head of indigenous starting 26 September 2016.

ABC TV's new head of indigenous Kelrick Martin

ABC TV’s new head of indigenous Kelrick Martin

Martin is a descendant of the Ngarluma, Bunuba and Gooniyandi people of northern Western Australia, whose career in indigenous broadcasting spans 20 years.

His passion is for scripted and factual storytelling that celebrates indigenous characters, communities and culture in ways that surprise, entertain and engage Australian and global audiences.

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Martin joins the ABC from Screenwest, where he was indigenous manager, responsible for the development and support of WA’s indigenous filmmaking community. Prior to this he was commissioning editor for NITV.

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