SBS Executives Marshall Heald, Josh Martin and Cieron Cody are visiting the Northern Rivers to provide an insight into the commissioning slate and ambitions for SBS in 2018/19.

This is an invaluable opportunity for Screenworks Members to find out about future programming openings and content trends for SBS.   

One on one Pitch Meetings will also be available with the SBS guest presenters via an application process.

To be considered for a Pitch Meeting, applicants are required to attend Screenworks From idea to Pitch Ready workshop on July 25th.  This workshop will advise participants on how to prepare their pitch and will outline SBS’ specific requirements.

A NETWORKING EVENT will be held following SBS Meet the Broadcaster – further details will be available to the event participants.  Finger food will be provided and drinks will be for sale.

ENTRY BY DONATION: Your donation is greatly appreciated and helps Screenworks continue to bring you valuable opportunities.  All donations over $2 are tax deductible



Marshall was appointed Director TV and Online Content in January 2015. Prior to this appointment Marshall was the Chief Digital Officer, with a broad remit to help drive the adoption of digital technologies and innovation across SBS in a rapidly changing broadcast sector.

Marshall first joined SBS in 2007 as Manager, Digital Media with overall responsibility for SBS’s online presence. Prior to joining SBS, Marshall’s varied career has included working as a litigation lawyer in NZ; heading up Telstra’s digital music and movie businesses and working as Creative Director of Noise, a media based festival to showcase the creative works of young Australians.

With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape. As described in the SBS Charter, SBS’s principal function is to provide multilingual, multicultural and Indigenous radio, television and digital media services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians, reflecting Australia’s diverse society. SBS inspires all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our diverse world.



Josh Martin is an award winning producer and director with extensive experience in the entertainment, food and factual genres. Josh joins SBS from Essential Media and Entertainment, where he worked as Executive Producer, overseeing production and development of their entertainment, lifestyle and food slates across Australia and the US.   

Josh has directed and produced some of SBS’s most popular food and travel series, such as Gourmet Farmer, Shane Delia’s Spice Journey, Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita, Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita, Gourmet Farmer Afloat and For the Love of Meat with Matthew Evans. More recently, Josh was the Executive Producer and creator of #Shelfie with Dan Hong – winner of the Innovation and Best Lifestyle awards at the 2017  Online Video Awards.

As Supervising Producer of Foxtel’s Music Channels, he oversaw hundreds of hours of content ranging from documentaries, game shows, large scale OB’s, and live studio shows, including the Big Day Out broadcasts, Live Earth Australia and the ARIA Red Carpet Shows.

At Channel 9 Josh was a producer on the long running travel series Getaway, as well as producing the observational documentary series Young Doctors. Josh began his career as one of the original shooter producers on Australia’s first digital multichannel, FLY TV (now ABC2). For the ABC, He’s worked on shows such as Strictly Dancing, Mondo Thingo, Schools Spectacular and JTV.


Cieron Cody is a development and production executive with experience overseeing extensive slates across feature film, documentary, broadcast drama, children’s content, innovation, games, VR and more. His experience encompasses a wide range of development and production grant/investment programs as well as initiatives designed to advance concepts, elevate talent and build business within the marketplace.

In 2017 Cieron departed Screen Queensland as Vice President of Development and Production supporting the creative and commercial outcomes of a diverse range of content. Delighting audiences from a local to global scale Cieron has supported a range of award-winning projects with some of Australia’s and the world’s most recognised market players and talent.

As Commissioning Editor for NITV Cieron works closely with Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people alongside the broader screen sector to elevate compelling Indigenous perspectives that inform, educate and entertain.



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