Second Best Game Show wins Reg Grundy Award

Winning game show concept teases, "Want to win this quiz? Finish second."

Series concept The Second Best Game Show has won the Reg Grundy Award at the AACTA Awards -a prize of $20,000 cash and $30,000 in development funding for a new series pitch.

“Want to win this quiz? Finish second,” was the concept by winner comedian Jason Chong.

The Second Best Game Show takes the quiz show format and destroys it by asking one question: ‘What would happen if it’s the person in Second Place that takes home the prize money?’

It was named winner by the judging panel includes Eden Gaha (President of unscripted television at Shine USA), Cathy Payne (CEO of Banijay Rights), Sharon Wheeler (Award-winning Senior Entertainment Executive), and Marion Farrelly (Speaker, Consultant, Creative Strategist), and Ian Hogg (Media CEO, Advisor, Australian Idol, Australia’s Got Talent, Family Feud).

A further prize will go to an entrant by someone aged under 25 years.

Meanwhile, Josh and Laura Sambono were announced as the recipients of AACTA: Bite, a horror and genre film development initiative focusing on original horror or elevated genre feature film concepts.

They win $10,000 in development funds and an exclusive distribution deal with Monster Picture for their winning concept Drop Bears.

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