ABC in Australia has commissioned a three-hour factual series from Banijay-owned Screentime.
The Flying Miners (WT) follows a group of ‘fly-in fly-out’ miners that work across Australia and the executives keeping the industry running.
Screentime is producing, with financial assistance coming from Screen Australia and ScreenWest. Banijay International has global sales rights.
ABC TV commissioning editor Anita Brown said: “Reports about the mining boom being over are greatly exaggerated. This will be a powerful documentary series filmed at a seminal point in the industry’s development.”
Stephen Peters, executive producer for Screentime, added: “Working on the frontline of the country’s greatest resources boom, The Flying Miners captures ordinary Australians, the faces behind the headlines.”