Eddie McGuire’s production company JAM TV is aiming to transition into scripted production.
JAM TV has been very successful in sports, documentaries and live events included Show Me The Money, Fearless, Australian PGA Championship, The Sunday Footy Show, Footy Classified, AFL Women’s, SANFL, WAFL, Invictus Games, Talking Footy, Shane Warne Memorialas well as Nine Hot seat.
McGuire said TV tonight, “We play a lot of sports, of course. But right now we’re working on a couple scripted shows… and a bunch of different things. The doco area has been very good for us. We do a lot of this.
He wouldn’t have been drawn to what scripted projects were in development.
Meanwhile, an upcoming Cricket documentary for Stan will examine the rivalry between Australia and England through two legendary cricketers.
“The two guys in question are my big friends who hate each other, Ian Botham and Ian Chappell. Chappell to me was the epitome of what Australian cricket was like in the 70s and 80s. World Series Cricket captain, manager Dennis Lillee, Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh, Max Walker, all these great players,” he said.
“Then there’s Ian Botham who was almost Australian in the way he played, but he was the antithesis of the Australians. He was the proud Brit who went out and hit runs to win the Ashes and took the catch that fired Jeff Thomson at the MCG.
“Show business is why Australia and England have this incredible rivalry and then it’s their rivalry. They talk about each other and then we put them face to face for the first time.