Australian impartial manufacturing home Photoplay has appointed Karen Radzyner as its head of growth. The corporate is the one Australian agency to have a present chosen for MipTV’s CanneSeries.
Radzyner joins Photoplay from Dragonet Movies. She beforehand produced two award-winning TV mini-series – Australian Broadcasting Company’s “Paper Giants: The Beginning of Cleo” (with Southern Star in 2011) and 9’s style anthology “Two Twisted.” She additionally held roles at Scott Free Movies in London, as a part of a Display screen Australia fellowship, Australian public broadcaster SBS, federal funding physique Display screen Australia and regional arts company Create NSW.
She is going to work alongside head of scripted, Linda Micsko, to spearhead the corporate’s lately established longform arm Photoplay Movie+TV.
Radzyner additionally brings along with her a major slate together with: “Urge for food”; a co-production with Synchronicity Movies and growth companion Cineflix Rights with assist from Display screen Australia; an ABCMe YA action-adventure with growth co-funded by Display screen Australia; and a function movie with Transmission and Display screen NSW assist.
Photoplay’s short-form sequence “It’s Effective, I’m Effective” was introduced this week as a part of the choose lineup for CanneSeries Competitors at MIPTV 2022. From creator Stef Smith, and funded by Display screen Australia and Create NSW, the present follows a suburban psychologist as she helps her sufferers discover the mess, humor, melancholy and sudden magic of life. Collection writers embrace Ana Maria Belo, Arky Michael, Anna Lindner, Cecilia Morrow, Chris Bunton, Jeanette Cronin, Michael Gupta, Nick Coyle, Stef Smith and Wendy Mocke.
“Urge for food” is a co-production with rising showrunner Mohini Herse’s Fell Swoop Footage, about an unlikely trio of meals supply riders who discover themselves entangled in a thriller to uncover the reality in regards to the loss of life of a fellow rider within the streets of Sydney. It’s going to begin manufacturing in mid-2022 via Digital Originals, a joint initiative of Display screen Australia, SBS and NITV. “Urge for food” was created, written, directed and produced by Herse with writers Neilesh Verma and Grace Tan, the sequence can be directed by Neil Sharma and produced by Radzyner, alongside government producers Sleena Wilson, Jomon Thomas and Elise McCredie.
Photoplay has beforehand collaborated with manufacturing corporations Bunya Productions and Aquarius Movies as government producers on their function movies “Goldstone” “Berlin Syndrome” and “Candy Nation.”
Photoplay’s MD, Oliver Lawrance mentioned: “We’re massively lucky to have Karen Radzyner onboard, she is such a proficient producer with a real ardour and vitality for telling cinematic tales that demand an viewers and should be instructed. Her constructive affect at Photoplay is already being felt. It’s really an thrilling time and I can’t await us to deliver our first tales to the display collectively.”