Matt Okine headlines $2m Screen Australia Enterprise funds

Highlights of the latest support from Screen Australia include Matt Okine and the feature documentary sector.

In its latest announcement, Screen Australia has revealed details of the $2m it has allocated to particular people and companies to evolve beyond their present capacity.

The taxpayers may notice this most through Matt Okine, the massively multi-talented actor, comedian, radio host, cooking show loon and novelist who is pushing to build his own shows. He will be supported to work with Wooden Horse, which is an alliance between Jude Troy, known as the development and acquisitions expert at Hopscotch/eOne for fifteen years and Richard Finlayson, the former sports journalism maven turned ABC Director of Television between 2013-2017. First off the block is a screen version of Okine’s first novel, ‘Being Black ‘n Chicken and Chips’. 

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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.