About The Empire
Warwick Holt is a screenwriter who’s been honoured with four AWGIE Awards (not to mention a gold record and a Masters degree in Mathematics). He's now so blasé, he can afford to insert them up the nose of his long-time collaborator and partner-in-crime Mat Blackwell.
Their award-winning work has involved churning out gags for Channel 10's comedy show Good News Week, though they've also written for shows such as The Glass House, The Sideshow, Good News World, The Great Debate, Forlorn Gaze, The Ministry of Truth and The Comedy Festival Opening Supershow.
In his "spare time" Warwick's written a number of yet-to-be-produced screenplays (including the Film Victoria-backed animated musical The Butterfly Ball) and he and Mat have written a sitcom, Bruce, that is currently inching its way forward through Development Hell with the tireless help of Wilfred creator and directing genius Tony Rogers.
For many years Wok & Mat posted their source fodder for GNW, The Glass House and The Sideshow up on the Media Empire blog, as a home outside the head writer's PC. They remain preserved as an archive of largely unused jokes for every occasion, and as a glimpse at the iceberg technique of comedy creation.
Warwick reverse-merged all aspects of himself into Media Empire in 2005, and it now stands as a home for writing, web-work, producing and unassailable control of the global agenda.