Sally Riley is the Head of Scripted for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) where she is responsible for development and production of all Drama, Comedy and Indigenous programs.
In her role Sally has overseen international co-productions such as Mystery Road (All3 Media), Harrow (ABCSI), Pine Gap (Netflix) and Glitch (Netflix). She has also worked with the independent production sector in shepherding award-winning Australian commissions to screen, including Riot, Rake and Jack Irish.
Upcoming series in 2019 include Black B*tch (Keshet), Les Norton (Sonar), Frayed (SKY), The Heights (NBCU) and Diary of an Uber Driver (All3 Media).
Before this, Sally was the inaugural Head of ABC TV’s Indigenous Department, where she pioneered ground-breaking productions such as Cleverman, Gods of Wheat Street, Black Comedy, 8MMM, The Warriors, and Redfern Now, the first series to be commissioned, written, acted and produced by Indigenous Australians.
A proud Wiradjuri woman, Riley is a leading advocate for Indigenous perspectives, voices and stories. In her former role as Head of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, from 2000 to 2010, she re-invigorated Indigenous filmmaking and fostered a strong new generation of Indigenous storytellers.