Nicely and SCJ are developing a minimum of six new TV projects including both dramas and YA series. The partnership will also work on two to three new movies per year with the next one to start production in Fall 2022.
Los Angeles based Nicely Entertainment and Australian production house The Steve Jaggi Company (SJc) are cementing their relationship with a slate of new high-concept television series’ and movies for the global market. Past projects from the two companies have already been enthusiastically received by audiences across the globe, including the Netflix Original young adult series Dive Club (Netflix TV top 10 in 25+ territories; Netflix Kids top 10 in 27 territories) and romantic feature This Little Love of Mine (Netflix’s top 10 in over 50 territories and the first Australian film into production during the global pandemic).
With Nicely’s distinctive approach to delivering quality content to global audiences, and SJc’s demonstrated experience developing and producing quality audience focused I.P., this successful partnership is well-placed to meet the ever-increasing global appetite for content.
A Royal in Paradise – the third movie collaboration between the two partners and the first under the new deal – commenced production this week in Australia’s beautiful South East Queensland. Actor Rhiannon Fish (The 100, Home and Away) steps into the lead role alongside Mitchell Bourke (The Family Law) as her royal love interest. A Royal in Paradise is directed by Adrian Powers (Forbidden Ground), and written by Adrian Powers (Dive Club) and Caera Bradshaw (Dive Club). A Royal in Paradise follows New York writer Olivia Perkins (Fish), a successful author on deadline for her next romantic adventure novel. On the other side of the world, Prince Alexander (Bourke) needing some distance, decides to attend a marine conservation fundraiser on Haven Isles. On arriving at the island, the Prince and Olivia meet and form a friendship, but Alexander keeps his identity a secret. Experiencing all the Island has to offer, Olivia and Alexander grow closer, until the Prince’s true identity is exposed by a royal spy.
Nicely Entertainment CEO Vanessa Shapiro comments, ‘It has been incredible to see Dive Club, This Little Love of Mine and Love in Bloom be so well-received by audiences around the world. SJc are wonderful creative collaborators, and I’m excited about the slate of strong projects in the pipeline’.
Steve Jaggi adds, ‘SJc has found its sweet spot working across both the young adult and romance genres, and it has been rewarding to see our projects reach Netflix’s top 10 in so many territories around the world. We are spoilt for choice here in Australia when it comes to talent and locations, and we’re looking forward to continuing our successful working relationship with the team at Nicely’.
Nicely Entertainment will also be handling global sales and distribution of the Giant Screen 8k HDR family friendly documentary Beyond the Reef, which showcases the stunning Great Barrier Reef and its amazing biodiversity in a fun and pacy presentation aimed at tween audiences. Hosted and narrated by actor and social media influencer Shuang Hu, Beyond the Reef will be released to the international market this fall. Beyond the Reef is produced by SJc with In Three Production.