Graeme-Evans’ company, Millennium Pictures, co-founded with Andrew Blaxland, will develop a slate of scripted projects together with Dreamchaser.
Endeavor Content-backed production and distribution TV studio Dreamchaser has added to its growing roster of talent by signing a multi-year development and production deal with prolific novelist and producer, Posie Graeme-Evans, the creator behind Nine Network’s hit series “Mcleod’s Daughters”.
Joining as Executive Producer, Partner: Scripted, Graeme-Evans’ Millennium Pictures will develop and produce a slate of new scripted projects for the studio. Dreamchaser will serve as EP on all projects and take them out internationally.
The highly anticipated drama “The McLeods of Drovers Run” is already in advanced development under the new partnership. Penned by Graeme-Evans, the prequel to the hit 2001 series received early support from the Tasmanian Government through Screen Tasmania.
Joint CEOs Marks and Fennessy said: “We’ve both had the opportunity to work with Posie in the past and can’t wait to help her bring to life this next evolution of her extraordinary creative vision. Her slate of distinctive and ambitious projects is exactly the sort of opportunity that Dreamchaser aims to deliver, and with the support of our colleagues from Endeavor Content, we can’t wait to get going on this journey with Posie.”
Graeme-Evans said: “The chance to work on projects we adore with Hugh, Carl and their hugely creative team? Who could resist? Not us. Absolutely thrilled to the max.”
Graeme-Evans created and produced Nine Network’s hit drama “McLeod’s Daughters,” which ran for 224 episodes across eight seasons. The series and its cast were nominated for multiple awards including the coveted AFI Award for “Best Television Drama Series” in 2004 and 2006 and 41 Logie Awards, winning eight in total, including “Best Popular Australian Drama” in 2004 and 2005. She also served as co-creator and co-producer on the twice-nominated Emmy contender “Hi-5”. Graeme-Evans has authored six best-selling novels published internationally by Simon and Schuster and written lyrics for over 400 songs for “McLeod’s Daughters”, resulting in three gold and platinum albums. She has previously served as Director of Drama at Nine Network and was the inaugural recipient of the Screen Producer Association’s Australian Independent Producer of the Year Award in 2001. She is the creative director and co-founder of Millennium Pictures whose credits include “McLeod’s Daughters”, “Mirror Mirror”, “Doom Runners” for Showtime and Nickelodeon.
Dreamchaser will make further Producer Partner announcements in the coming months. For more information visit www.dreamchaser.com.au.