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Producer for King Lear Screen Adaptation

Producer for King Lear Screen Adaptation

South Australia, Australia. Apply worldwide.
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1888, Outback Australia. Cattle King, Sir Sydney Lear divides his 'kingdom' between his three daughters of Aboriginal descent. Adapted into modern English, it captures a dark time in history in the treatment of Aboriginal people. This is a sexy retelling of the Lear tale with betrayal, love, lust, madness, murder and revenge of epic proportions at the fore. There is both a feature film script and a play of this terrific script.

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Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Option agreement for rights with screenwriter / playwright

Expenses paid - Option agreement

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

UPDATE: Hi there,
I am not able to change my original listing. Where things stand at the moment is that there has been producer interest but not dedicated producer / producers on board as yet. As you would understand, as a screenwriter I can fight for an individual director but it is the producer's ultimate decision. The other issue I see is that this project is not a low or microbudget feature film production so you have to ask yourself whether you have the credibility and experience needed to produce or co-produce this work. It is likely to need more than one producer on board. Hope this helps. Adrian (screenwriter, The Cattle King). It has a dedicated fb page if you wish to find it.

Edited 30 December 2019

NB: Really important clarification. This is not a paid position but unfortunately, the unpaid position specifies a low or microbudget production whereby the cast or crew are getting deferred payments.  It plainly doesn't fit that category either. Given the choices, I left it as paid with what I hoped was a sufficient explanation. What is most needed is an overarching producer willing to option the script and bring on board investors. I apologise for any confusion. It has been an experiment putting it on StarNow and it has been partly successful but as yet no dedicated producer.

Edited 11 January 2020


Someone who has a passion for Shakespeare and can envision it being shot in the grandeur of the Australian outback.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

  • Production & Management ability: Intermediate, Expert

Applications closed 13 May 2020.

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Listing created: 7 November 2019
Applications closed: 13 May 2020
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