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Front page exposure for Secret Life star Karvan

Claudia Karvan is working on a new comedy drama for Channel Ten, which is being written and produced especially for her.

While she will be seen briefly in the series finale of The Secret Life Of Us today week, she is focusing on this new project as well as Ten's telemovie Small Claims, in which she stars opposite Rebecca Gibney.

Karvan will play a newspaper illustrator in the new series, which will be made by The Secret Life Of Us executive producer John Edwards.

Ten's head of drama Sue Masters said the network was thrilled to have Karvan on board for the project, which does not yet have a title.

"Claudia has been involved in plotting and story meetings," she said.

"It's an amusing drama; it's about family, extended family; it's just very rich in social observation.

"We're enormously excited about it."

Masters said the series would be based in Sydney but no production period had been set down.

The project comes at busy time in Ten's drama department.

Its new series CrashBurn, starring Catherine McClements, was launched with a screening and party on Thursday with an on-air date set for August 18.

The Film Finance Corporation last week approved funding for Ten's Blackjack telemovies, a series of three productions based on last year's Blackjack, starring Colin Friels.

The FFC also approved finance for Small Claims along with Last Chance Paradise, which will form a series pilot for Ten. Produced by Bruce Best and Tony Blacket with Peter Andrikidis directing, Last Chance Paradise is the story of a disgraced lawyer who moves to Broome to piece together his life

By Rachel Browne
Photo: Steven Baccon
August 04, 2003
The Sun-Herald