New Hope for Small Business

New Hope for Small Business

Filming starts this week in Melbourne on Very Small Business, the new six-part ABC TV comedy series, produced by Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler, the team behind The Librarians.

Don Angel (Wayne Hope) is a small businessman - the backbone of this great country's economy. But if that's true, it's no thanks to him. After numerous unsuccessful ventures, Don's Worldwide Business Group is now hurtling towards liquidation. His debts are mounting, his stomach's killing him, his wife has left him and he's just hired Ray Leonard (Kim Gyngell) as his sole employee. It's a marriage made in heaven - at least until the Tax Office gets there.

Wayne Hope says "We really saw an opening for a show like this on ABC TV. We're big fans of Alan Kohler and Inside Business; we just think it could be funnier."

ABC TV Executive producer Debbie Lee says, "Don Angel has the sort of chutzpah that will be an inspiration to small business all over the country. He's got creditors baying and his life's a mess, but he never loses the dream!"

Very Small Business will be shot on location over the next six weeks.

Production Credits: A Gristmill Pty Ltd production, written by Wayne Hope and Gary McCaffrie. Directed by Daina Reid, ABC TV Executive Producer Debbie Lee, ABC TV Head of Arts, Entertainment and Comedy Amanda Duthie.

April 2008