New Endemol drama series Tips for Married Life

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Producers John Edwards & Mimi Butler (Rush, Paper Giants, Howzat!) have a new adult drama series, Tips for Married Life. The synopsis reads: “A grieving career wife has to wise up and fight for survival when she finds herself responsible for her dead husband’s criminal debts and wrongdoings.”

The six part series is one of several new projects to have received funding from Film Victoria today. Update: It has been confirmed for Nine.

Edwards has also produced a prolific amount of dramas recently including Offspring, Party Tricks, Gallipoli, Puberty Blues, Beaconsfield and the Packer dramas for Nine. He is currently in production on The Beautiful Lie for ABC.

Also funded are a fourth season for Wentworth, a telemovie of Nowhere Boys plus a 13-part animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz, which follows two Aboriginal children who explore the world through the gaps in the back fence.

Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi said, “Audiences will be in for a treat with this latest mix of features, drama, and documentary content along with the continuation of audience favourites like Wentworth and Nowhere Boys.

“We’re delighted that Victorian companies continue to be successful in securing commissions and production financing in what is a highly competitive marketplace.”

TV projects:

Title: Little J And Big Cuz, Ned Lander Media Pty Ltd
Fiction Animated Television Series

Title: Tips For Married Life, Endemol Australia Pty Ltd
Fiction Television Series

Title: Wentworth Series 4, FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd
Fiction Television Series

Title: Nowhere Boys: Rise Of The Bear, Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Fiction Telemovie

Title: Land Artists, Renegade Films (Australia) Pty Ltd
Documentary Television

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11 Comments:

  1. Another production accessing Film Vic funds, but not initiated by a Victorian producer or Victorian -based production company. It is time Film Vic acknowledged the problem and did something about it.

  2. According to Screen Aus, Edwards is exec producing this one not producing as such. Looks like Mimi Butler is the sole creative producer.

  3. Secret Squïrrel

    Tips for Married Life sounds like half a dozen series/mini-series that have been already including ABC’s Red Widow and Denmark’s Lulu and Leon. There was another one where a woman (or maybe two?) took over her husband’s drug operation that has also been on FTA within the last few years.

    • You’re right SS. Also, sounds like a premise women will hate – man makes mess, woman cleans it up. Written by a man because intelligent women writers would have a problem with that idea.

  4. Given the Screen Australia story with more detail, I stand corrected! TFML is not a relationship drama! It’s a crime drama…

  5. I shouldn’t assume Tips For Married Life is a relationship drama, but it sounds like it, so I will. So over them. When is our adult drama going to get really creative and do something that’s breakout?

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