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‘Snitch’ in the media

| May 10, 2010 | 0 Comments
‘Snitch’ in the media

Jimmy and the Inspector on Nova 969. 17-04-2010, Examiner, review 01-05-2010 Newcastle Herald, feature 08-05-2010 Hobart Mercury review 24-04-2010 Burnie Advocate article

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To busy writing to write

| November 28, 2009 | 0 Comments
To busy writing to write

The problem with starting these things (Blogs) is that you have to keep doing them. That’s why I don’t do Facebook or Twitter. At the best of times I have the attention span of a kitten with ADHD on its fifth espresso of the day. This is not necessarily a bad thing when you have […]

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Bully For You

| April 5, 2009 | 0 Comments
Bully For You

Heard Julie Bishop on the TV this morning having a go at Kevin Rudd for “bullying” a defence forces air hostess for not providing him with a hot meal according to his diet.  The poor wee thing (the hostess, not Ms Bishop) was apparently reduced to tears. Can we get something straight?  Raising your voice […]

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Rain Shadow – Outback Gothic

| March 14, 2009 | 0 Comments
Rain Shadow – Outback Gothic

This is without a doubt the biggest and best thing I have done in my career so far.  The production – co-created and co-written with my very dear friend Tony Morphett, godfathered by Scott Meek, produced by the brilliant Gus Howard and EP’d with just the right firmness of touch by Miranda Dear and, later, […]

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My TV CV

| March 14, 2009 | 0 Comments
My TV CV

MY AGENT: Curtis Brown, Sydney. TELEVISION CV (Writer, except where noted) 2007 RAIN SHADOW Co-Creator/C-Writer (with Tony Morphett)/Southerm Star/ABC 2006 SONG FOR THE SOCCEROOS Creator/Associate Producer/ Writer Screentime/SBS 2005 FALCONIO TELEMOVIE Screentime/Ch 10/Power (UK) 2004 THE GREATEST AUSTRALIAN ABC TV 2003 LOOKING AFTER No 1 Telemovie for Seven Network 2002-2003 Script Development. Fox Australia. 2000-2001 […]

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Mean streets

| March 14, 2009 | 0 Comments
Mean streets

Very happy this morning.  I got the cover of the Sun-Herald’s travel section and the centre spread on my “Scene of the Crime” travel piece.  After all these years, I still get a buzz out of seeing my by-line and when the section editors decide to put on a show … well, all you can […]

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Confessions of a Venice Virgin

| March 13, 2009 | 0 Comments
Confessions of a Venice Virgin

Back in September 1999 (was it really that long ago?) Sue and I went to the Venice Film Festival. It was her second time and my first. As a Venice Virgin I found it exhausting and exhilarating in equal parts, as I hope this piece I wrote for the brilliant Urban Cinefile website conveys. It’s […]

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It’s an honour just to be nominated … not

| March 12, 2009 | 0 Comments
It’s an honour just to be nominated … not

The funny thing about awards is that when you tell people that you’ve been nominated what you’re really saying is you’ve lost – you don’t talk about nominations when you’ve got a trophy sitting on top of your telly. With that in mind, I’ve been nominated three times for sitcom writing Awgies (the Australian Writers […]

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Crash Palace – boozing, bonking backpackers

| March 12, 2009 | 0 Comments
Crash Palace –  boozing, bonking backpackers

CRASH PALACE, 65 episodes of sex, drugs and soap, set in a Kings Cross, Sydney, backpackers hostel was – as they say – seen all over the world. But then, any Australian show is going to turn up filling a slot somewhere on the TV schedules of the planet, even if it is at 2am […]

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Comedy disaster planning

| March 12, 2009 | 1 Comment
Comedy disaster planning

This is passed on from a friend of a friend who was at a TV comedy writing workshop in LA. It was taught by a 23-year veteran of network sitcoms. If the original author objects to this being on the website, drop me a line (jimmyt@ozemail.com.au) and I’ll remove it.  But I’m thinking, since I […]

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