Essential Media and Entertainment has won Best Television Drama with its roguishly funny drama Rake at this year’s SPAA Independent Producer Awards in Sydney.

Rake stars Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene, the brilliant yet self-destructive criminal barrister, in the eight-episode comedy drama series produced by Essential’s Ian Collie, Peter Duncan and Richard Roxburgh for ABC1.

The SPAA Independent Producer Awards recognise those who have produced outstanding projects and contributed to the advancement of the independent production industry.

There to accept the award were producers Ian Collie and Peter Duncan, and Essential CEO Chris Hilton.

Chris Hilton: “We’re thrilled to be receiving this prestigious industry award and look forward to bringing the second series of Rake to Australian audiences next year.”

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