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General TV Drama Production | Children's TV Drama Production


General TV Drama Production

AUSTRALIA DAY
Hoodlum Active Pty Ltd

Producers Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson, Leigh McGrath, Edward Herbert
Executive Producers Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson, Leigh McGrath, Deanne Weir
Director Kriv Stenders
Writer Stephen M. Irwin  
Broadcaster Foxtel
International Sales ZDF Enterprises
Synopsis Australia Day; a Day United, a Nation Divided. On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia.

BLUE MURDER: KILLER COP (formerly THE HIGH ROAD)
Shine Australia Pty Ltd
Producer
John Edwards, Michael Jenkins
Writer Peter Schreck
Broadcaster Seven Network
International Sales Endemol Shine International
Synopsis At the end of Blue Murder, Roger Rogerson was a disgraced king of the world - this is the story of his rage against a world that is slipping past him.

CLEVERMAN SEASON 2
Goalpost Pictures
Producers
Rosemary Blight, Ryan Griffen, Sharon Lark, Jane Allen
Executive Producers Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne, Angela Littlejohn
Directors Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell
Writers Stuart Page, Jane Allen, Justine Gillmer, Ryan Griffen
Broadcaster ABC TV
International Sales Red Arrow International
Synopsis Season Two, six months on, brothers Koen and Waruu West once again find themselves diametrically opposed in how to defend their people and protect their Dreaming.

DOCTOR DOCTOR
Essential Media and Entertainment Pty Ltd
Producers
Ian Collie, Claudia Karvan and Tony McNamara 
Directors Peter Salmon, Jeremy Sims, Kriv Stenders, Daina Reid, Tony McNamara
Writers Tony McNamara, Liz Doran, Alice Bell, Tamara Asmar 
Broadcaster Nine Network
International Sales FremantleMedia International
Synopsis When he is knocked off his pedestal and on to the Impaired Registrants Program, prodigal Sydney surgeon and party boy Hugh Knight must return to his family home in rural Whyhope where he might learn to swallow his pride and mend his ways – or not.

THE FAMILY LAW SEASON 2
Matchbox Pictures
Producers
Julie Eckersley, Sophie Miller
Executive Producers Tony Ayres, Debbie Lee
Writers Benjamin Law, Kirsty Fisher, Lawrence Leung
Broadcaster SBS
International Sales Universal Media Studios International
Synopsis With their harrowing summer firmly behind them, the now-wiser Law family are exploring fresh careers, fresh ambitions, even fresh romances... but nothing stays fresh for long in the Queensland sun.

HERE COME THE HABIBS
Jungleboy FTV Pty Ltd
Producer
Chloe Rickard
Executive producers Jason Burrows, Ben Davies
Writers Phil Lloyd, Rob Shehadie, Tahir Bilgic
Broadcaster Nine Network
International Sales Nine Network
Synopsis Lebanese migrant family The Habibs of South West Sydney have just won Lotto… and now they’re moving to Vaucluse. Yalla!

HERE COME THE HABIBS series 2
Jungle FTV Pty Ltd
Producer
Chloe Rickard
Executive producers Jason Burrows, Ben Davies
Writers Phil Lloyd, Rob Shehadie, Tahir Bilgic
Broadcaster Nine Network
International Sales Nine Network
Synopsis Lebanese migrant family, 'The Habibs', continue to turn life in Australia's poshest suburb, upside down.

HOGES: THE PAUL HOGAN STORY
FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd
Executive Producers
Jo Porter, Anthony Ellis
Director Kevin Carlin
Writer Keith Thompson, Marieke Hardy
Broadcaster Seven Network
International Sales FremantleMedia International
Synopsis The story of Paul Hogan's life from Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger to Oscar-nominated superstar.

HOUSE OF BOND (formerly BOND)
CJZ
Producer
Paul Bennett
Executive Producers Nick Murray, Michael Cordell, Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan    
Director Mark Joffe
Writer Sarah Smith
Broadcaster Nine Network
International Sales Cordell Jigsaw Distribution
Synopsis BOND tells the rags to riches to rags tale of controversial business tycoon Alan Bond – a man with an insatiable appetite for the excesses of life - women, fame, money, crime and everything in-between.

JACK IRISH SERIES
Essential Media and Entertainment Pty Ltd

Producers Ian Collie, Andrew Knight
Directors Jeffrey Walker, Daniel Nettheim, Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers Matt Cameron, Andrew Knight, Andrew Anastasios
Broadcaster ABC
International Sales DCD Rights
Synopsis Things are on the move for Jack Irish in this gripping new series. He’s offered a scam that could cost him dearly, secrets surround an unexpected romance and his new mysterious client goes missing before he meets her. As well as a major crime story arc, the familiar endearing characters of Jack’s world remain committed to complicating Jack’s life at every turn.

NEWTON’S LAW – A Tale of Equal & Opposite Forces
Every Cloud Productions Pty Ltd
Producers
Fiona Eagger, Deb Cos, Anna Molyneaux 
Executive Producers Fiona Eagger, Deborah Cox
Writers Belinda Chayko, Chris Corbett, Elizabeth Packett, Elizabeth Coleman, Ellie Beaumont
Broadcaster ABC TV
International Sales ABC Commercial
Synopsis With her low-flying Solicitor’s practice incinerated by a disgruntled client, her marriage collapsing and motherhood fast losing its charm, Josephine Newton attempts to leave her lame ducks behind and return to the Bar.

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU
FremantleMedia Australia
Executive Producers
Jo Porter, Anthony Ellis
Writers Elizabeth Coleman, Pip Karmel
Broadcaster Seven Network
International Sales FremantleMedia International
Synopsis The story of Olivia Newton-John follows the remarkable personal and professional journey of one of the world’s most successful and enduring stars through one of the world's toughest industries: her face to the world, and the private woman.

ROSEHAVEN
Guesswork Television Pty Ltd
Producer
Andrew Walker
Executive Producers Kevin Whyte, Rick Kalowski, Brett Sleigh
Writer Luke McGregor, Celia Pacquola
Broadcaster ABC TV
Synopsis Daniel returns home to his small town to take over the family real estate business with a stowaway - his best (city) friend Emma.

SECRET DAUGHTER
Screentime Pty Ltd
Producer
Greg Haddrick
Executive producer Bob Campbell
Directors Shawn Seet, Peter Andrikidis
Writers Justin Monjo, Sam Meikle, Kristen Dunphy, Fin Edquist
Broadcaster Seven Network
International Sales Banijay International
Synopsis The rich, white Warner Family are shattered by the death of their patriarch, but more surprises ensure that threaten to tear the dynasty apart.

SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Producer
Amanda Higgs
Executive Producer Tony Ayres
Writers Jacqueline Perske, Marieke Hardy, Jonathan Gavin
Broadcaster ABC TV
International Sales NBCUniversal
Synopsis A psychological mystery told from the perspective of seven characters following a convoluted chain of events triggered when a child is taken and relationships are thrown into crisis.

WANTED
Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd and R&R Productions Pty Ltd
Producers Andy Walker, Richard Bell
Executive Producers Rebecca Gibney, Tony Ayres
Director Shirley Barrett
Writers Timothy Hobart, John Ridley, Kirsty Fisher
Broadcaster Seven Network
International Sales Universal Media Studios International
Synopsis When two strangers intervene in a deadly car jacking, they are swept up in a roller coaster chase across Australia in a car full of money.

THE WRONG GIRL
Playmaker Media Pty Ltd
Producers
Judi McCrossin, Tome Hoffie
Executive Producers David Taylor, David Maher
Writers Judi McCrossin, Michael Lucas, Christine Bartlett
Broadcaster Network Ten
International Sales Sony Pictures Entertainment
Synopsis Lily is pretty certain she’s been doing everything right, which is depressing seeing as everything has started going wrong. Either she has to change or everyone else in the world has to. From Lily’s point of view, it’d be a lot easier if it were everyone else.

Children's TV Drama Production

LITTLE LUNCH SPECIALS
Little Lunch Holdings Pty Ltd
Producers
Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Ben Grogan
Writer/Director Robyn Butler
Broadcaster ABC TV
International Sales ACTF
Synopsis The Little Lunch Christmas Special and The Little Lunch Halloween Special transport the hit mockumentary comedy to two deeply significant events in the school calendar.

MONKEY
See-Saw Films (TV)
Executive Producer
Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Jamie Laurenson, Rachel Gardner
Director Gerard Johnstone
Writer Jaquelin Perske
Broascaster ABC3
International Sales Cross City Films
Synopsis A family action adventure television series based on the Chinese legend ‘Journey to the West’.

NOWHERE BOYS Series 3
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Producer
Beth Frey
Executive Producers Tony Ayres, Michael McMahon
Writers David Hannam, Guila Sandler, Kris Mrksa, Marieke Hardy, Jessica Brookman, Rhys Graham
Broadcaster ABC TV
International Sales NBCUniversal
Synopsis The multiverse is all out of balance, and a mega-demon threat looms large over Bremin, setting the Nowhere Boys off on a new adventure.

MUSTANGS FC (formerly THE MIGHTY MUSTANGS)
Matchbox Productions
Producers
Amanda Higgs, Rachel Davis
Executive Producer Debbie Lee
Writers Michael Miller, Kirsten Fisher, Rae Earl, Warren Clarke, Magda Wozniak
Broadcaster ABC TV
International Sales Universal Media Studios International
Synopsis Mustangs FC is a goal kicking comedy drama about girls who are abandoning the sidelines and starting their local soccer club’s first all-female team. Against the odds, they’ll stand united and overcome any challenge the club, the boys or the opposition can throw at them, all while wrestling with what it means to be a girl today. This one's a show for girls with balls!

THE TIMESHIFTERS
Essential Media and Entertainment
Producers
Carmel Travers, Karl Zwicky
Director Catriona McKenzie
Writers Kym Goldsworthy, Anthony Morris
Broadcasters ABC TV, Network Ten
International Sales Largardere Studios Distribution, LUK International
Synopsis Six ordinary teenagers must learn to harness the power of time to fix a past betrayal, which will not only save themselves but also the very land on which they stand.
Production funding for this Children's TV Drama Production was revoked in November 2016.

YOU’RE SKITTING ME SERIES 3
Jigsaw Entertainment (CJZ Group)
Executive Producers
Toni Malone, Nick Murray, Damian Davis 
Writers Ray Matsen, Mark O’Toole
Broadaster ABC 3
International Sales ACTF
Synopsis You're Skitting Me is a sketch comedy for kids. The sketches are an edgy mix of great characters observing real-life, tackling the funny, the strange and the serious as well as television parodies and offbeat animations.

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