Kelrick Martin and Michelle Cheng named Sdin co-chairs

Kelrick Martin and Michelle Cheng named Sdin co-chairs
ABC’s Kelrick Martin and Sbs’s Michelle Cheng will co-chair the Screen Diversity Inclusion Network (Sdin) for 2021-22, succeeding Benjamin Law and Jo Dillon.

The ABC’s head of Indigenous, Martin is a Ngarluma man from Broome Wa. His commissions at the pubcaster include Cleverman S2, Kiki and Kitty, Black Comedy S3 and S4, Maralinga Tjarutja and Total Control.

Martin was the inaugural presenter of ABC TV’s Message Stick. In 2002 he completed his Masters in Documentary Writing and Directing at Aftrs, and in 2007 returned to Wa to become Nitv’s commissioning editor. He formed Spear Point Productions in 2010, with credits including Prison Songs. Prior to joining the ABC in 2016, he was the Indigenous manager for Screenwest.

Cheng is the Sbs content industry diversity manager for TV and online. Her role sees her work to improve career pathways for diverse TV creatives and investigate international best practice for screen diversity.
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