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Enterprise People Funding approvals 2016–2017 

November 2016

Creative producer Lisa Hoppe will join A Stark Production (ASP) where she will be mentored by leading children’s animation producer Avrill Stark (The Deep, Santa’s Apprentice, Zigby, Zeke’s Pad, Enyo). Avrill will involve Lisa in all aspects of producing over a two year period with a view to seeing her achieve broadcast producing credits by the end of the placement.

Comedy writer Tristram Baumber will be mentored by Aquarius Films' Cecilia RitchiePolly Staniford and Angie Fielder (Lion, Berlin SyndromeRoller DreamsWish You Were Here) as well as highly respected script executive Greg Waters (Dance AcademyJanet KingAnzac Girls). Tristram has TV, theatre and online credits including ABC comedy Timothy, which he created and wrote. This placement with Aquarius as in-house writer will broaden his experience, resulting in further TV and feature film credits.

Producer/Developer Melissa Johnston will undergo a placement at independent film and TV production house Ruby Entertainment where she will be mentored by company principal Stephen Luby (The Secret River, Crackerjack). Melissa will focus on development for the company’s slate but will also work on online content and her own projects. 

Note: Melissa was previously successful in the 2014/15 round of Enterprise People but the placement was dissolved.

Penelope Harrold will join Vicki Madden, co-creator and writer of The Kettering Incident, at her boutique production company Sweet Potato Films (SPF) in a creative producer placement. Penelope will work closely with Vicki on the SPF development slate, giving her excellent exposure to the industry and assisting the company to capitalise on the recent phenomenal success of TKI.

Producer Jessica Mitchell will be mentored by WBMC’s Janelle Landers (Son of a Gun, Wasted on the Young) where she will work across the company’s development slate and attend domestic and international festivals and markets. Led by Landers and Aidan O’Bryan, WBMC is a film and television production company headquartered in WA with offices in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.  

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