The Actor, the Producer and the Pitch


  • 18 October 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Applications Open 7 October 2021 10:00 am
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You are an actor looking to pitch your project to a producer, but where do you start? Who do you talk to and are producers interested in hearing from you? Actor Fayssal Bazzi will talk to Jungle Entertainment's Partner/Chief Operating Officer/Executive Producer, Chloe Rickard  and Head of Drama's Shay Spencer about how the pitching process works at Jungle Entertainment.


  • Chloe Rickard

    Chloe Rickard is a Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer at Jungle Entertainment. She has been integral to the company’s growth, innovation and success over 15 years. Jungle are responsible for a raft of internationally acclaimed comedies, including No Activity in its fourth season for CBSAA with the all-star cast including Will Ferrell, Amy Schumer, Amy Sedaris and JK Simmons; Mr Inbetween in its third season with FX, directed by Nash Edgerton; and A Moody Christmas in its second season with Fox and starring Dennis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins. Chloe’s recent executive producer credits include Wakefield (ABC/BBCS/Showtime) and Bad Mothers (Nine Network/Sundance Now). Chloe holds a Masters of Screen Arts & Business from AFTRS, in which she was awarded the Foxtel New Media Innovation Prize and the Wake in Fright Prize for best thesis. Chloe is the Chair of the Screen Tasmania Advisory Board (STEAG).
  • Shay Spencer

    Shay Spencer is a multiple-award-winning producer who has worked on over 130 hours of television drama. She started her career as director’s attachment on Jonathan Teplitzsky’s feature film, Burning Man and a producer’s attachment on Stephan Elliott’s A Few Best Men. She worked with Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning producers, Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher across their slate, including Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. In 2012, Shay joined Fremantle Australia, where she primarily worked as Drama Executive and was involved in some of Australia’s most successful series including Wentworth and Picnic at Hanging Rock . She was appointed to the Fremantle’s global shadow board to offer creative, innovative and bold ideas to help shape the future of the business. In 2018, Shay joined Jungle Entertainment to drive their drama development slate. In her role as Head of Drama, she produced Wakefield for ABC, and continues to champion undeniable stories for the screen.
  • Fayssal Bazzi

    Fayssal Bazzi is an accomplished Australian actor with extensive credits in TV, film and theatre.  Fayssal’s television credits include ABC’s Stateless, directed by Emma Freeman and Jocelyn Moorhouse for which he won the AACTA award for best lead in a television drama, and STAN’s The Commons; other television credits include Chosen, Mr Inbetween, Rake, Wake in Fright, The Let Down, Top of the Lake: China Girl, East West 101, Stupid Stupid Man and All Saints.  Fayssal’s feature film credits include Measure for Measureopposite Hugo Weaving, which premiered at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2019 and for which he received an AACTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other feature film credits include the voice role of Mr Todd in the animated feature film Peter Rabbit, The Merger, Down Under, 6 Days, Emulsion, We’re Not Here To F**k Spiders and Cedar Boys. In 2018 Fayssal was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in The Merger. Fayssal will next be seen in Black Site and Mother Mountain. Fayssal has performed extensively with many of the national theatre companies. Selected credits include: Deep Blue Sea, Mary Stuart, The Other Way, Look the Other Way (Sydney Theatre Company); a national tour of The Merchant of Venice (Bell Shakespeare); Sami in Paradise, Food and Back at the Dojo, Ivanov, The Government Inspector (Belvoir); Blasted (Malthouse); Good Cook. Friendly. Clean, The Pigeons (Griffin Theatre Company); The Motherf**ker With the Hat (Black Swan State Theatre Company) and Queen Fatima, All the Blood and All the Water (Riverside Theatre). 


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