Screen Australia supports development of 17 feature projects

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Screen Australia

Media Release

Thursday 13 October 2011

Screen Australia today announced over $500,000 in support for the development of 17 feature films.

Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King’s Speech) will develop a biopic by writer Luke Davies (Candy) called Life, and actor/producer Simon Baker will work with producers Jamie Hilton (The Waiting City) and Mark Johnson (The Chronicles of Narnia) and writer Peter Duncan (Unfinished Sky) to develop the adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel Breath.

Four comedy feature scripts are among the 17 supported projects including the romantic comedy Almost French from writer/director Kate Dennis and producer Sonja Armstrong, and Ali’s Wedding from producers Michael McMahon and Helen Pankhurst, written by Osamah Sami and Andrew Knight.

The team behind the highly anticipated Wish You Were Here will work together again to develop writer/director Kieran Darcy-Smith’s Memorial Day, produced by Angie Fielder.

Jonathan Teplitzky (Burning Man) is attached to direct Choir of Hard Knocks, to be written by Pip Karmel and produced by Marian Macgowan.

Producers Craig Somers and Brian Mooney have brought on board the rapidly emerging talent of Shanti Gudgeon to write their musical Bdazl…

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