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Sonya Pemberton

Genepool Productions
Creative Director
Emmy award winner and record-breaking five-time winner of the prestigious Eureka Award for Science Journalism, Sonya Pemberton is one of Australia’s leading documentary producers and she specialises in science. She has written and directed over sixty hours of broadcast documentary and executive produced many award-winning factual series.

Previously Head of Specialist Factual at ABC Television, Sonya commissioned and managed over three hundred hours of factual television; her understanding of audiences’ desire for smart, accessible television saw ratings rise across the genres.

Sonya’s science films have screened in dozens of international festivals and won more than seventy major awards, including 2012 Best Science, 2016 Best Long Form Series and 2016 Best Science Journalism at the Jackson Hole Media Awards, and the 2012 News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Science Programming. Sonya has also been honoured with Australian Health Journalist of the Year in 2011 and 2013, the Jill Robb Award in 2015 and the 2016 Stanley Hawes Award for contribution to documentary.

Sonya's latest project Vitamania: the sense and nonsense of vitamins for SBS, CuriosityStream and ARTE France dissects the multi-billion-dollar vitamin industry and is a finalist for three Jackson Hole Media Awards.

My Session Producers Sessions

Wednesday, September 26
 

11:00am