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Applications open for Screen Tasmania’s comedy development program

Screen Tasmania has launched Comedy Concentrate, a short-form comedy development program for emerging screen practitioners.

The program is a match-funded intiative, with approximately $40,000 from Screen Australia and $50,000 from Screen Tasmania.

Comedy Concentrate will run from October until March next year, and will involve a number of high profile experts working with emerging Tasmanian comedy makers to develop and shoot pilots for short-form comedy series.

Initially up to 15 teams will take part in a two day workshop run by comedy experts including ABC head of comedy Rick Kalowski, Doug Anthony All-Star and author of The Cheeky Monkey Tim Ferguson, alongside Screen Australia.s interactive and multiplatform investment manager, Mike Cowap.

The best projects will be selected to work with mentor producers Kacie Anning (Fragments of Friday, The Minister for Men) and Nathan Earl (Plonk, The Checkout, Review with Myles Barlow), and they will ultimately be given a production budget to shoot a pilot.

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