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TUESDAY TALKS: FOR A LAUGH: COMEDY WRITING FOR WEB AND TELEVISION

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An exclusive ‘in conversation’ with Rick Kalowski, former ABC Head of Comedy with additional panelists to be named!

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FOR A LAUGH: COMEDY WRITING FOR WEB AND TELEVISION

Tuesday Talks presents an exclusive ‘in conversation’ with Rick Kalowski, former Head of Comedy at the ABC.

Writing any form of comedy is an extremely hard task and finding a pathway to getting your comedy voice heard is particularly difficult in Australia at the moment.

Rick, interviewed by local writer Nelya Valamanesh, will examine possible pathways, pitfalls, and provide insider advice on how to promote your comedy projects.

In this exclusive live-to-cinema live stream, Rick and additional panelists to be announced will discuss approaches and best media for writers and other creatives to give their work a chance in the comedy writing world.

This in-conversation event will include Q&A from the Tuesday Talks audience live at Mercury Cinema.

THIS EVENT IS IN-PERSON ONLY - PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND

Tuesday Talks is an opportunity for Adelaide creatives to access exclusive content and industry leaders via live-to-cinema exclusive streams followed by networking at Mercury CX.

THIS EVENT IS IN-PERSON ONLY - PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.

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RICK KALOWSKI

Rick is an International Emmy Award-nominated screenwriter / creator / producer, often named among The Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Most Influential People in Australian Television’.

From 2013-2020, Rick was ABC Head of Comedy, overseeing more than 100 scripted titles (including 20 internationally co-produced seasons) across ABC TV, iView, online and podcast ^^. To date, they have earned 85 AACTA nominations, including an unprecedented sweep of every Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Performance nomination at the 2019 Awards.

His own multi-awarded credits include creator/writer/producer of ABC satires At Home with Julia and Wednesday Night Fever, and his first screenplay, political comedy The Honourable Wally Norman, produced by Emile Sherman (The King’s Speech), opened 2003 Sydney Film Festival.

Post-ABC, Rick has returned to writing/producing, forming new outfit Woah Bandit with creative partner Natassia Halabi and developing several TV and feature dramas and comedies.

NELYA VALAMANESH

Nelya Valamanesh is an Adelaide-based artist who has produced works on a range of platforms. Nelya’s vision through all of her creative avenues has been to speak her truth as a proud queer Persian/Australian woman and elevate unspoken voices of colour and other marginalised groups.

During her career, she has DJed, co-facilitated theatre workshops, and freelanced in the film industry. Currently, she is in pre-production for her own web series which has garnered support from the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Adelaide Film Festival (AFF), Closer Productions and Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). She was also a finalist in the Mercury CX’s Pitch-o-Rama competition in 2019 and 2020 and was accepted to AFTRS National and State Talent Camps.

Nelya has also worked in numerous theatre developments with ActNow Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia and other independent collaborations.

^^ABC titles overseen by Rick include BAFTA nominee Frayed (with Sky/HBO Max), Kitty Flanagan’s Fisk, Rosehaven (with Amazon), The Letdown (with Netflix), Utopia, Aftertaste, International Emmy nominee Please Like Me (with Participant Media), The Katering Show, Get Krackin’, Superwog (with YouTube), Ronny Chieng: International Student (with Comedy Central USA) and Indigenous drama Wrong Kind of Black, for which he shared an International Emmy nomination.


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TUESDAY TALKS featuring TV Talks is Adelaide’s new screen industry night. 

Hear the latest from Australia’s leading TV makers, producers, commissioners and broadcasters at TV Talks via an exclusive live stream at The Mercury Cinema, followed by refreshments and informal discussion. 

Tuesday talks are the first Tuesday of the month, and are free for the screen industry. Bookings are essential.

Tuesday Talks is an initiave of the Australian Writers Guild SA, supported by the South Australian Film Corporation, with content partners AFTRS TV Talks and event partner Media Resource Centre.

 

 

 

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