About

Guesswork Television works with the finest and funniest creators and stars in Australian television and pairs them with teams that are passionate about making great, global TV.

Guesswork Television is a full- service production company with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, specialising in narrative comedy, authored documentary and studio entertainment shows. Guesswork has a slate of projects including Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Please Like Me, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, The Katering Show (Season 2), Hard Quiz, Whose Line is it Anyway Australia, Rosehaven, The Edge of the Bush and Get Krack!n.

Since kicking off in earnest in 2012 Guesswork shows and their creators have bagged a few awards including the 2014 AACTA Award, Best Comedy Series & 2015 AACTA Award, Best Television Screenplay for Please Like Me, 2015 AACTA Award for Best Light Entertainment Television Series for The Weekly, 2015 Screen Producer’s Award for Comedy Television Production of the Year for Please Like Me,  2015 Best Australian Comedy at the Melbourne Web Fest for the Katering Show & 2017 Logie Award, Most Outstanding Comedy Program for Please Like Me.

Guesswork Distribution launched in 2017 to handle exploitation of Guesswork Television’s growing slate of original series, innovative formats and award-winning stand-up.

Development Supported by The Screen Australia Enterprise Fund.

 


 

KEVIN
WHYTE

Managing Director

Kevin is the founder and Managing Director of Token, a specialist comedy touring and management company that has been operating since 1993 with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. Token Group has expanded to include the artist and creative management firm, Creative Representation and the TV production company, Guesswork Television.

Kevin has acted as managing director for Rove McManus' Roving Enterprises since 1999, guiding programs such as Rove Live, Skithouse, The ARIA Awards, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, The Project and Before the Game.

As MD of Guesswork Television Kevin has been the Executive Producer on shows such as Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix), Please Like Me Series 1–4 (ABC-TV and Participant Media), Judith Lucy Is All Woman (ABC-TV), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (ABC-TV), Whose Line Is It Anyway Australia (Foxtel), Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey (ABC-TV), Problems (ABC-TV), Woodley (ABC-TV), Hard Quiz (ABC), Get Krack!n (ABC and NBCU), Rosehaven Series 1-2 (ABC and SundanceTV) and The Katering Show (ABC).

Token represents artists such as Hannah Gadsby, Adam Hills, Judith Lucy, Celia Pacquola, Charlie Pickering, Tom Gleeson, Wil Anderson and Dave Hughes, working to develop both commercial and creative strategies and managing their interests as producers or co-producers on a number of film and television projects. 

Token is also the largest producer of live comedy in Australia, selling more than 250,000 tickets a year across the country.


 

 TODD 
ABBOTT

Director of Programs and Development

Todd Abbott joined Guesswork Television as Director of Programs and Development after years of collaborating with the production company.

His resume is extensive and has spanned comedy, entertainment, documentary, factual, sport and current affairs. Todd started his career as a journalist, before becoming producer of some of Australia’s best-loved entertainment and narrative comedy series.

He produced Roy and H.G.’s iconic series The Dream at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Salt Lake and Athens, produced Micallef Tonight, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey and Rove’s 2007 relaunchand was producer and executive producer of the hugely acclaimed, award winning series Please Like Me, taking that show from concept to a global stage, making it one of Australia’s most successful international series and opening a gateway for Australian comedy to global buyers. 


 

FRANK
BRUZZESE

Director of Production

Frank Bruzzese is the Director of Production for Guesswork Television and oversees production of all Guesswork shows.

Frank joined the Guesswork team in mid 2016 and brings his diverse background to the role having worked across a number of genres including narrative, studio entertainment and documentary television. 

As a Producer, Frank has worked on titles including Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage Aust vs NZ, their Gap Year series in Europe, Asia and South America, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering seasons 1 & 2 and more recently on the highly acclaimed Netflix special, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette. He has received two Best Light Entertainment AACTA awards for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (2015) and Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America (2014).  

Frank’s credits as Line Producer and Production Manager include roles on Masterchef Australia, Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, Laid S02, John Safran’s Jedi’s and Juggalo’s and Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey.


 

 OLIVIA 
LEWIS

Associate Producer

 

Olivia has been the Associate Producer for Guesswork Television since 2016, working on all shows from development through to post production.  She has extensive experience in documentary, studio and light entertainment, drama and comedy, government and brand funded TV. 

Olivia has worked through the ranks and taken on diverse roles from Location Scout and Unit Manager on Australian features and TVCs, as Script Liaison on Neighbours, Production Coordinator on Grand Designs and Mad as Hell, Producer on short films and music clips, Production Manager on Guesswork’s award winning, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and as Associate Producer on the groundbreaking Netflix special, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette.

Along with her love of logistics, budgeting and problem solving, she has completed her Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting (RMIT), so has a passion for the creative, especially supporting women in TV and film.

 

 GEORGINA 
OGILVIE

Coordinator

 

Georgina worked at Token Artists for 16 years as Kevin Whyte’s Executive Assistant, giving her a wealth of expertise in talent management, grant and funding applications, government and network approvals and business and legal affairs. 

Georgina has recently become Guesswork’s Coordinator.  She works closely with all funding and award bodies, maintains development workshops, writing schedules and deliverables and facilitates all stakeholder reports, as well as being the prime contact for Guesswork Distribution and program sales.