About me: Andrew Solomon has worked in natural history television since 1997, first as commissioning editor at CANAL+’ documentary investment arm, Docstar, then as a freelance consultant and adaptor for producers and distributors including ZDF Enterprises. From 2011 to 2020 Andrew was Head of Natural History at ORF in Vienna, responsible for the prime-time weekly UNIVERSUM slot, and for UNIVERSUM’s blue chip wildlife production and coproduction slate.
Company profile: ORF – the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation – produces a broad range of content in all genres over four national TV channels, twelve radio stations, the ORF-Mediathek, and online.
ORF 2’s flagship specialist factual series UNIVERSUM produces, coproduces, acquires and broadcasts blue-chip wildlife and history documentaries on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Areas of expertise:Coproduction funding and financing, especially for wildlife films.