Award-winning producer/ director

About

Emma Watts is an award-winning producer/ director with over 12 years experience working in factual TV.

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Emma Watts

Emma is currently the Supervising Producer on a new factual science series for Al Roker Entertainment in NYC. Prior to that, Emma co-directed a 40-minute documentary about young doctors with drug-resistant tuberculosis that was broadcast in sub-Saharan Africa in March and will be broadcast in 24 other countries in 2019.

Emma has worked as Head of Content and Head of Digital at Sierra Tango Productions, Lead Video producer at the World Science Festival, as well as Senior producer for Discovery ID. She has created long and short-form content for CNN.com, The New York Times, Discovery Science, Discovery ID, The World Science Festival and every Australian network and broadcaster.

Emma developed, directed and was the executive producer of the documentary series "No Strings Attached" for ABC2 and iView. The series received rave review in the press, the Sydney Morning Herald called it “Masterful”, Pedestrian TV said it was “damn funny viewing” and HER magazine described show as “genius”. This original series won a stash of 'best documentary' and 'most original series' awards at digital festivals worldwide and has secured international distribution through NBCU. You can check out all 10 episodes here.

Emma is the founder of Green Bean Pictures - a boutique production company specializing in unique documentary content.

Before moving to NYC, Emma developed a documentary on race and ethnicity for SBS (Australia's multicultural public broadcaster). She also worked for 5 years creating segments and documentary content for the national weekly arts program “Art Nation” at ABC TV. In this role, she directed two documentaries (“The Wonderful World of Professor Cardoso” and “Symphonia Eluvium”) that aired on ABC1, Australia’s foremost public broadcasting channel.

Emma was the director and executive producer of Tales From Tinder. Made on a shoestring budget this series won awards at digital festivals around the world. Watch all 6 episodes here.

Emma has secured several rounds of television funding through Screen Australia and Film Victoria. She loves creating authentic, informative and engaging content and is always on the look out for new projects.

 

 

 

 

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