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2019-2020 TELEVISION production

APRIL 2020

BUMP
10 x 30 mins
Roadshow Rough Diamond
Genre
 Drama
Writer Kelsey Munro
Producers Claudia Karvan, John Edwards, Dan Edwards
Executive Producer Chris Chard
Broadcaster Stan
International Sales ITV
Synopsis Life. Not what you planned.

FEBRUARY 2020

EDEN
8 x 60 mins
Every Cloud Productions & Balloon Entertainment
Genre
 Drama
Writers Vanessa Gazy, Jess Brittain, Anya Beyersdorf, Penelope Chai, Clare Sladden
Executive Producers Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox, Bryan Elsley, Dave Evans, Vanessa Gazy
Broadcaster STAN
International Sales All3media International
Synopsis When a young woman dies in an idyllic holiday town on Australia’s eastern seaboard, the aftermath fractures the community, unraveling generational betrayals, dragging long buried secrets into the light and rippling through intersecting lives - until the truth lays bare the hidden heart of this faltering Eden.

MS FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2
8 x 45 mins
Every Cloud Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Mystery
Director TBA
Writer Deb Cox
Producer Beth Frey
Executive Producer Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger
Broadcaster Acorn / Seven Network
International Sales all3media
Synopsis As more murder unfolds around her in the streets of 1960s Melbourne, our never-say-never sleuth, Peregrine Fisher, must tackle her biggest mystery yet; can she juggle marriage, a career, and the life of an Adventuress all at the same time?

ENTITLED
6 x 30
Porchlight Films
Genre
 Comedy
Directors Kitty Flanagan, Tom Peterson
Writers Kitty Flanagan, Penny Flanagan
Producer Vincent Sheehan
Executive Producers Greg Sitch, Liz Watts, Anita Sheehan
Broadcaster ABC
Synopsis A comedy series following probate lawyer, Helen Tudor-Fisk (Kitty Flanagan), as she navigates, death, money, grief, property, family and people’s unerring sense of entitlement.

THE MIDWIFE (working title)
8 x 44 mins
Playmaker

Genre Drama, Family
Writers Jono Gavin, Sarah Smith
Executive Producers David Taylor, David Maher, Sarah Smith
Broadcaster Nine Network
Synopsis A series about women who always deliver.

THE NEWSREADER
6 x 60 mins
Werner Film Productions
Genre
 Drama
Director Emma Freeman
Writer Michael Lucas
Producers Joanna Werner, Michael Lucas
Executive Producers Stuart Menzies, Joanna Werner
Broadcaster ABC
Synopsis An ambitious TV reporter and a ‘difficult’ female newsreader team up to conquer the world of commercial news.

NOVEMBER 2019

YES, CHEF!
6 x 30 mins
Closer Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Comedy
Writers Julie De Fina, Matthew Bate, Matthew Vesely, Jodie Molloy
Producers Rebecca Summerton, Matthew Bate, Erik Thomson
Executive Producer Julie De Fina
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales ABC Commercial
Synopsis When his latest outburst goes viral, volatile celebrity chef Easton West flees back to his hometown in the Adelaide Hills and tries to reinvent himself through an unlikely partnership with his 18 year-old pastry wunderkind niece.

SEPTEMBER 2019

NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN (WORKING TITLE)
4 x 1 hour 
Goalpost Television Pty Ltd
Genre
 Period Mystery
Writers Peter Cox, Benjamin Law, Yolanda Ramke
Director Ana Kokkinos
Producers Kylie du Fresne, Liam Heyen, Elisa Argenzio
Executive Producers Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne
Broadcaster SBS
International Sales all3media international
Synopsis Bendigo Goldfields, 1855 - The charismatic ‘headman’ of the White Hills Chinese mining camp suddenly finds himself struggling to maintain the fragile harmony between the Chinese and European diggers, and authorities, when a murdered European woman is discovered to have links with the Chinese community.

BLOOM SEASON TWO
6 x 60
Playmaker Media Pty Ltd
Genre 
Drama
Creator Glen Dolman
Writers Glen Dolman, Giula Sandler, Catherine McMullen, Tommy Murphy, Matt Ford
Directors Greg McLean, Sian Davies
Producer Sue Seeary
Executive Producers David Maher, David Taylor
Broadcaster Stan 
International Sales Sony
Synopsis With the secret leaked a battle between science and faith erupts. A greater miracle? A greater curse? Outside forces compete to control the power of youth.

FIVE BEDROOMS SEASON 2
8 x 42 mins
Hoodlum Active Pty Ltd

Genre Comedy, Drama
Producers Nathan Mayfield, Andy Walker, Tracey Robertson
Directors Peter Templeman, Shirley Barrett
Writers Christine Bartlett, Michael Lucas, Mithila Gupta, Xavier Coy
Broadcaster Network 10
International Sales NBCUniversal Global Distribution
Synopsis In season two, having lost their first communal home at auction, this surrogate family is once again looking to leap into the property market, believing they have been tested and prevailed as a motley collective.

RFDS (working title)
Endemol Shine Australia Pty Ltd

Genre Drama, Thriller, Action adventure
Producer Imogen Banks
Executive Producers Mark Fennessy, Carl Fennessy, Julie McGauran
Writer Ian Meadows
Broadcaster Seven Network
International Sales Endemol Shine International
Synopsis RFDS (working title) is a gripping new vision of the Australian interior in all of its precarious beauty, where the flawed and colourful heroes of Australia’s much loved Royal Flying Doctor Service navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart stopping emergencies they attend.

CHILDREN'S TV DRAMA

JUNE 2020

ITCH SERIES 2
10 x 24 mins
Komixx Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre
 Action adventure, Family
Directors Nicholas Verso, Tenika Smith
Writers Heather Wilson, Jessica Brookman, Craig Irvin, Rhys Graham, Ceinwen Langley, Melanie Halsall, Dan Berlinka
Producers Amanda Morrison, Melanie Halsall
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales ABC Commercial
Synopsis What happens when a source of unimaginable power falls into the hands of a teenage boy?

APRIL 2020

LITTLE J & BIG CUZ SEASON 3
14 x 12 mins
Ned Lander Media Pty Ltd
Genre
 Family
Designer & Director Tony Thorne
Voice Director Beck Cole
Writers Dot West, Erica Glynn, Beck Cole, Danielle MacLean, Samuel Nuggin-Paynter, Tony Thorne, Adam Thompson
Producer Ned Lander
Co-Producers Colin South, Alicia Rackett
Broadcaster NITV, ABC
International Sales ACTF
Educational Sales Australian Council for Educational Research 
Synopsis Little kids, big adventures - 5 year old Little J and his 9 year old cousin Big Cuz are a couple of lively Indigenous kids who live with their Nanna and their Old Dog.

FEBRUARY 2020

HARDBALL SERIES 2
10 x 30 mins
Northern Pictures
Genre
 Action adventure, Family, Comedy
Directors Darren Ashton, Fadia Abboud
Writers Matt Zeremes, Guy Edmonds, Amy Stewart, Nazeem Hussain 
Producer Joanna Weatherstone
Executive Producer Catherine Nebauer, Bernadette O’Mahony
Broadcaster ABC ME 
Synopsis In Season 2 of Hardball, Mikey and the gang go on an epic adventure to win an even epic-er state doubles handball tournament. If it weren’t for the not-actually-Russian twin villains, the end of primary school approaching, and a sweet scholarship opportunity for Mikey that could split up the gang for good, life would be skux as. Luckily for us, it’s not eh!

THE STRANGE CHORES SERIES 2
26 x 11 mins
Ludo Studio, Media World Pictures
Genre
 Comedy, Family, Action adventure, Animation
Director Scott Vanden Bosch
Writers Anna Barnes, John McGeachin, Luke Tierney
Producers Charlie Aspinwall, Colin South
Showrunner Daley Pearson
Broadcaster ABC
Synopsis Two teenage wannabe warrior heroes and a spirited ghost girl master the skills they need to replace an ageing monster hunter by doing his strange supernatural chores.

NOVEMBER 2019

MAVERIX
10 x 26 mins
Brindle Films Pty Ltd
Genre
 Action adventure
Writers Sam Meikle, Fin Edquist, Michelle Offen, Kelly Schilling
Producers Rachel Clements, Trisha Morton-Thomas
Executive Producer Bernadette O’Mahoney, Rachel Clements, Isaac Elliott, Sam Meikle
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales ACTF
Synopsis Set in a desert motocross training academy on the outskirts of Alice Springs, tensions are high as competition is fierce.

September 2019

ALICE MIRANDA – A ROYAL CHRISTMAS BALL
1 x 80 mins
SLR Productions Pty Ltd
Genre
 Drama, Comedy, Mystery
Producers Suzanne Ryan, Yasmin Jones
Executive Producer Suzanne Ryan
Director Jo Boag
Writers Alexa Moses, Melanie Alexander
Broadcaster Nine Network
International Sales ZDF Enterprises
Synopsis Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones has survived her first year at Winchesterfield Downsfordvale and Alice-Miranda, Millie, Jacinta and Lucas are looking forward to the holidays with so much excitement and fun to be had including some high drama, mystery and intrigue. They must catch a jewel thief; save Bony the Pony who’s been kidnapped; and uncover a dastardly scheme to bring down the Royal family.

THE BUREAU OF MAGICAL THINGS SEASON 2 
Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
20 x 24 mins
Genre
 Family
Producers Jonathan Shiff, Stuart Wood
Executive Producers Julia Adams, Jonathan Shiff 
Directors Grant Brown, Evan Clarry, Martha Goddard
Writers Evan Clarry, Vicki Englund, Mark Shirrefs, Alexa Wyatt, Sam Carroll, Phil Enchelmaier, Gina Roncoli, John Thomson
Broadcaster Network 10, ZDF, Nickelodeon
International Sales ZDF Enterprises
Synopsis When Kyra and Darra embark on a quest to find a legendary lost temple, Kyra’s Orb magic accidentally awakens a dangerous object causing fairy and elf magic to malfunction. As the danger escalates, Kyra must risk everything to persuade her friends in the Bureau to defy the Department of Magical Intervention and deal with a threat that endangers the entire magical world and brings Kyra’s own identity into question.

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