Northern Territory Acting Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Eva Lawler
Sharing Darwin’s Delicious Culinary Culture With The World
Victor P Taffa
Darwin’s exotic culinary delights will be beamed across Australia with an exciting series set to be filmed in the Top End.
“We are really excited to partner with SBS Food on such a great production opportunity for Territory screen practitioners to showcase their skills on a national platform.” Acting Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Eva Lawler said.
“This initiative also allows us to showcase the vibrancy of the Darwin food scene, including the diversity of food, and quality of produce and restaurants in and around Darwin.”
Through Screen Territory, the Northern Territory Government is partnering with SBS Food to fund “Delicious Darwin”, a series of 8 half hour television episodes that will showcase the vibrancy of the Darwin food and culinary scene.
This includes the diversity of ingredients and the quality of our produce and restaurants in and around Darwin.
With matched funding from SBS, the Northern Territory Government is investing $200,000 to provide an opportunity to a local production team to produce and work with SBS Food in creating the food series. An Expression of Interest will open today, and Screen Territory and SBS will select the successful application.
“SBS Food is committed to producing local content and investing in exciting and fresh productions, which celebrate cultural diversity through food.” General Manager SBS Food & Subscription Television Chris Keely said.
“We are delighted to partner with Screen Territory on this initiative which brings together talent from across the Northern Territory to showcase the culinary delights of Darwin.”
Selected project must be produced and post-produced in the Northern Territory by a local Territory production team.
“Delicious Darwin” series will be broadcast on SBS Food and SBS On Demand.
This initiative is aimed at experienced Territory screen practitioners and will further strengthen Screen Territory’s relationship with SBS. The project will also include opportunities for emerging local screen practitioners to participate as attachments on the series.
SBS Food Network is Australia’s first and only free 24/7 food channel, reaching around 4.5 Million Australians every month.
SBS Food builds on SBS’s 30-year history in food and offers a broader range of programming, focussing on premium Australian content while exploring the worlds through cooking, cuisine and culinary cultures.