John Wood makes The Cut at ABC

The ABC has announced a new 6 part drama series, The Cut starring Gold Logie winner John Wood as a rogue sports agent.

“While managing a stable of sporting superstars, some of Bill Telford’s (Wood) dodgy deals begin to unravel when he is injured in a terrorism attack overseas,” said a statement from the ABC.

Written by John Misto, (Heroes Mountain, Day of the Roses, The Damnation of Harvey McHugh), The Cut takes “a mordant look at professional sports management – the players, their agents, the middlemen and the media hype and reality.”

To be shot in Sydney, it will also feature Matt Passmore (McLeod’s Daughters, The Alice, Last Man Standing, Blue Heelers) and Ben Oxenbould (The Surgeon, Hey Dad!, GP). Soapie fans will also recognise the name of Julieanne Newbould (White Collar Blue, Home and Away, All Saints) who goes back as far as The Restless Years, Prisoner, Bluey, Homicide, Division 4, Matlock Police and Number 96.

Producer Tom Blacket said, “The Cut takes a wry look at the world of professional sport, with stories told with a lot of humour.”

Press Release:
The Cut – takes a shot at sports management

The Cut, a new six-part ABC TV drama exploring the sometimes murky world of sports management commenced filming today with Gold Logie award-winning actor John Wood starring as rogue sports agent, Bill Telford.

While managing a stable of sporting superstars some of Bill Telford’s dodgy deals begin to unravel when he is injured in a terrorism attack overseas.

Written by one of Australia’s most highly regarded writers, John Misto, (Heroes Mountain, Day of the Roses, The Damnation of Harvey McHugh), The Cut takes a mordant look at professional sports management – the players, their agents, the middlemen and the media hype and reality.

The 6×55 minute series is produced by Tom Blacket and directed by Mandy Smith and Karl Zwicky, The Cut is a Blacket Television production for ABC Television, with financial support from the Film Finance Corporation Australia and the New South Wales Film and Television Office. The Cut is being distributed internationally by Target Entertainment.

Executive Producer for ABC TV Amanda Higgs said: “John Misto has written some terrifically funny and cheeky roles for this very fine cast, headed by the incomparable John Wood. The Cut is certainly tapping into the zeitgeist of the current sporting climate.”

Producer Tom Blacket said The Cut is a great script from one of Australia’s leading writers. “The Cut takes a wry look at the world of professional sport, with stories told with a lot of humour.”

The Cut stars:
John Wood (Blue Heelers, Flying Doctors, Rafferty’s Rules) as Bill, Matt Passmore (McLeod’s Daughters, The Alice, Last Man Standing, Blue Heelers) as Bill’s hapless son, Andrew Julieanne Newbould (White Collar Blue, Home and Away, All Saints) as Bill’s wife Roz Telford, Ben Oxenbould (The Surgeon, Hey Dad!, GP) as Danny.

The Cut will be filmed predominantly on location at sportsgrounds and watering holes around Sydney.

3 Comments:

  1. Hi everyone. I was watching the show being made and I must say I found everyone from the cast to the crew were by far the most friendly, the way everything was run would be very professional. It was my pleasure knowing these people who showed that road crew can be professional also. I met some really nice people during the making at one of the locations.
    Geoff
    security HKH

  2. Hi there to all you friendly behind the scenes people of the cut.It was a pleasure to have u at our work place from 8-9-10 july 08.
    your professional and courteous dispositions were most gratifying. It was also a pleasure to see some famous faces up close. I am also very thankful for the beautiful flowers u guys left for Tracey and myself (sharron) they dressed up the department to a T and also thanks for letting us watch u film a scene or two it was very interesting. Keep up the good work.
    cheers guys Tracey and Sharron

  3. hi guys i was one of the extras in the gym today 27.06.08 i was the one in the green t shirt it was great fun and one day i would like to be an actor just like the gang on the series but being an extra is a great way to start and work my way up the ladder of the film industry from extra to actor may i say good luck with the series and thank you for having me cheers!

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