Essential Media and Entertainment

About Us

Essential Media Group is one of Australia’s leading producers of high quality screen content for both local and international audiences.

An award-winning multi-genre company, Essential Media produces documentaries, TV drama, features films, factual series and lifestyle programming out of its Sydney head office and its North American offices in Los Angeles and Dallas-Forth Worth. Platform partners outside Australia include BBC, UKTV, National Geographic, PBS, Discovery Networks, Sundance, History Channel, Arte, CuriosityStream, Netflix and Fox Network.

Essential Media’s recent successes include the six part history series The Pacific with Sam Neill (Foxtel, Prime NZ, Ovation), science adventure series Body Hack (Network Ten and Discovery), 4K TV series and feature film Living Universe (ABC, Arte France, Curiosity Stream & UKTV), feature documentary The Go-Betweens: Right Here (Winner Best Feature documentary at 2017 SPA awards), the documentary series Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War, (winner of the 2016 NSW Premier's History Award Media Prize) and My Brother, The Serial Killer (Investigation Discovery).
In the lifestyle genre, a fifth season of Gourmet Farmer is in production and remains Australian broadcaster SBS’s number one food series franchise, while in the US, Texas Flip and Move - now in its 13th season - has been DIY's number one lifestyle show for several years.
The company has been behind internationally acclaimed drama series such as Rake, Jack Irish, Doctor Doctor, The Principal and the Disney movie Saving Mr Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.