SBS Appoints Bethan Arwel-Lewis Factual Commissioning Editor

SBS Appoints Bethan Arwel-Lewis Factual Commissioning Editor

SBS has appointed Bethan Arwel-Lewis as Commissioning Editor, Factual, joining the network’s winning Unscripted commissioning team.

Arwel-Lewis will work on original factual commissioning for SBS and oversee delivery of “innovative, engaging, entertaining and distinctive content for SBS, exploring the diversity of contemporary, multicultural Australia” as SBS plans to deliver its largest locally commissioned original program offering this year.

Joseph Maxwell, head of SBS Unscripted, said: “We’re so thrilled to have Bethan joining the team, bringing her extensive experience, creativity and natural flair for authentic storytelling to our unscripted offering at SBS. Having worked across such a diverse collection of distinctive and award-winning series, both here in Australia and in the UK, Bethan’s got a track record of stories that connect with audiences and, coupled with her passion for the work we do at SBS, will be a great asset as we continue to explore new ways to surprise and delight Australians through our original factual programming.”

Arwel-Lewis added: “SBS is renowned for its distinctive documentaries and factual series which have shown to have the power to provoke meaningful debate and trigger change, something I am very passionate about. It’s a privilege to be able to play a role in sharing these important stories with Australians, and I’m looking forward to working with this respected team as we engage audiences with programs that challenge, explore and celebrate contemporary Australia.”

Arwel-Lewis has more than 20 years of experience in network TV, having worked on a diverse range of projects for major networks in Australia including SBS, ABC, and Seven, and in the UK with Channel 4 and the BBC. Her career has included a number of senior production roles working with leading production companies, across a host of award-winning documentary series and factual formats.

Most recently, Arwel-Lewis worked at Southern Pictures as series producer on the Miriam Margolyes: Australia Unmasked documentary series on ABC.

She commences with SBS on 16 January.

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