SBS Managing Director Shaun Brown today launched a ground-breaking new drama series MARX AND VENUS with a first stage call for scripts. Marx and Venus is an innovative joint venture with Western Austr
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Marx and Venus will be a series of short television situation dramas based around two characters developed by Geoffrey Atherden of Mother and Son and Grassroots fame. The series features flat-mates John Marx and Venus Hoy – and the trials and tribulations they face sharing their flat. The programs are to be used as interstitials in SBS’ schedule. They are intended to be bright and fresh and fit an M classification. Marx and Venus is to be a stripped drama, to be shown five nights a week in primetime, and each episode will be only five minutes long.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.