FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATUS: In Post-Production
TEASER: Clown Corner, a new live action comedy show for pre-schoolers, tells the behind-the-scenes story of a circus troupe in a world where everyone is really a clown.
SYNOPSIS: Clown Corner is now in rehearsal at the Rich Entertainment studios in Port Adelaide (SA). Filming of the pilot episode will follow. The live action show tells the behind-the-scenes story of a circus troupe in a world where all the inhabitants are clowns.
"We have taken our inspiration from the grand traditions of vaudeville and opera as much as the circus. We are very excited about Clown Corner and believe it will be something quite unique in children's entertainment," says Stephen Richardson, Rich Entertainment CEO and Producer.
"The world we've created is different from anything we've seen in children's television. It is the world of the imagination, but it looks like real-life. The big difference is that everyone in town is a clown, not just the performers in the circus troupe."
The pilot episode is fully funded. Rich Entertainment is seeking a local presale agreement for the initial Australian television rights. "This is a new opportunity for broadcasters to secure original, wholly Australian, content," says Richardson.
Clown Corner takes place in a 46-metre custom-designed and built set at the Rich Entertainment studio. The set includes a big-top, a hotel and a café on a dramatic street-scape. The first series of 13 x 11 minute episodes will feature fourteen main characters.
"Clown Corner is pure comedy but it conveys the values and attributes that are especially important for this audience: Being considerate, working together, and being a good friend. There is no violence or bullying, nobody gets hurt, and nothing is scary. Importantly, there is none of the predictable gender stereotyping that you still see in children's TV, even in new shows being produced today," says Richardson.
Each episode will be a 'slice of life' adventure using physical comedy, juggling, and circus tricks to tell the story.
CREDITS: PRODUCTION COMPANY - Rich Entertainment (Adelaide, SA)
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - Stephen Richardson CO-PRODUCER – Diana Carroll
WRITERS –Stephen Richardson & Diana Carroll
WEBSITE – www.richentertainment.info
Released by: Rich Entertainment Pty Ltd, Studios 1 & 2, 37 Liddon Place, Port Adelaide, SA 5015,
Contact: Dr Diana Carroll, Co-Producer, 0419 829 667, email@example.com