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EP03 - Never Take No for an Answer! - Laura Waters (Lunatics, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Jonah From Tonga)

EP03 - Never Take No for an Answer! - Laura Waters (Lunatics, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Jonah From Tonga)

August 18, 2019

In 2003 Laura founded Princess Pictures, an incredibly successful and respected production company.

She’s produced all five of Chris Lilley’s ABC/HBO/BBC comedy series, We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl and Jonah From Tonga, as well as Chris’s most recent series, Lunatics for Netflix.

Laura has won two TV Logie awards, one AFI award, the NYC Webfest and been nominated for dozens of international television awards for various Princess Pictures productions.

She’s got some amazing insight into how to stay the course and not take no for an answer and staying true to yourself, which is clearly a theme of this podcast.

EP02 - Getting a show in front of the ABC with Rick Kalowski (Head of Comedy - ABC)

EP02 - Getting a show in front of the ABC with Rick Kalowski (Head of Comedy - ABC)

August 11, 2019

Rick Kalowski is the "Head of Comedy" at the ABC, and one of the most influential people in the Australian television industry.

He is an Executive Producer of some of the biggest comedies to come out of Australia in the last few years including The Letdown, Rosehaven, Superwog & Get Krack!n to name a few.

Rick was kind enough to spend time talking to Ryan about what the ABC are looking for, and how to get it to them. 

This episode is a really valuable resource in how to pitch to the ABC, and you can find supporting links on The Unconventional Filmmaker homepage.

Enjoy!

EP01 -   South Park, Dodgeball and Pen15 with Debbie Liebling | The Unconventional Filmmaker

EP01 - South Park, Dodgeball and Pen15 with Debbie Liebling | The Unconventional Filmmaker

July 22, 2019

Debbie Liebling is an emmy nominated "Golden Egg Laying Goose" according to her peers. Responsible for some of the biggest titles in comedy, and takes the time to chat with me about how she got started, how projects like South Park, Dodge Ball and Pen15 got off the ground.

Debbie has a great insight into the industry and the episode turns into a bit of a pep talk about staying true to your art. You do you!