Channel 12

Channel Twelve is a comedy series set in a television station. It is the story of two executives, Simon and Hannah, and their quest to produce the worst television shows in history.

Shane Jacobson, Kate Ritchie and Michael Caton are attached to Channel Twelve. The series provides comical insights into the highs and lows of TV production, and satirises the public’s insatiable appetite for trashy shows. At the same time, the stories draw upon relatable themes such as family dynamics, personal relationships and work-place pecking orders

Executive Producer CHARLES FIRTH is a writer, director and producer who works across mediums and genres. He was executive producer of The Roast, The Roast News Update and creator of the multi Logie-award winning comedy team The Chaser. In 2010, Charles wrote and directed the series WTF for Go! He created the comedy documentary about the US elections Mr Firth Goes to Washington for SBS – nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy in 2009. Before producing, Charles was the US correspondent for the AFI nominated The Chaser’s War on Everything. He was also a presenter and writer on the AFI nominated CNNNN, The Chaser Decides and The Election Chaser. Aside from his television work, Charles co-wrote, with Andrew Hansen, the international award winning short film Garbage Man. The film won awards at Tropfest in 2005 and the Ohne Kohle Film Festival in Vienna. Charles wrote and directed a timely commercial about the proposed carbon tax called Great Deniers.Heal so recently teamed up with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union to create the campaign This is the Real Story, which lampoons the pro-mining campaign.Charles has been a regular writer for The Monthly and is a columnist for GQ Australia.He is the author of the best-selling book American Hoax, published in 2006. Charles has several television comedy projects in development with his production company Firth Richardson Pty Ltd.

Creator NIR SHELTER‘s screen and stage works have featured in many festivals around the world. After completing a BA in film studies at UTS, he dedicated over 15 years to work in film and television, on set and in post, for some of Australia’s largest productions. He watched and learned from the industry greatest talents: The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine, The Water Diviner, Gods of Egypt, Banished and Top of the Lake to name a few.Nir has written television pilots, shorts, web-series and plays and has directed web-series, commercials, short films, corporate videos, stage plays and he collaborated on video art-works. His work has been officially selected in over 40 international competitions and festivals around the world, often achieving finalist status. Nir won first prize at The Emerging Screenwriters ‘Shoot Your Short’ competition 2015 and also won first place at The London Film Awards for Short Form Screenwriting 2014, second place at the Hollywood World Series of Screenwriting and quarter finalist in the Final Draft Big Break competition 2016. Nir has also won for his directing work the ‘Best Comedy Award’ at the LA Web Fest 2016 (in addition to four other awards from eight nominations), ‘Best Web Comedy’ at the New Heaven International Film festival 2015 and was nominated for ‘Best Web Comedy’ at the Toronto Open World Film Festival 2015.

Format: TV series
Audience: 18-45 years
Status: financing