ABC to bow ‘Bride’

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Pubcaster ABC will boost local drama next year with star-studded made-for “Stepfather of the Bride.”

Pic about three generations of marriage is produced by Essential Viewing and toplines Noni Hazelhurst (“Little Fish”), Garry McDonald (“Moulin Rouge!”) and William McInnes (“Look Both Ways”).

There is also high-level talent behind the lens in scribe Geoffrey Atherden (hit sitcom “Mother and Son”) and TV helmer Roger Hodgman (“Secret Life of Us”).

The announcement comes after calls to boost local content on ABC by the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance and an the announcement of an independent review of ABC funding by accounting firm KPMG.

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