ABC TV makes The Cut

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, and Ben Oxenbould (The Surgeon, Hey Dad!, GP) as Danny

The Cut
will be filmed predominantly on location at sportsgrounds and watering holes around Sydney.
[release from ABC TV]

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