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  • Local content: policy, pressure points, options, impacts - Part 3: Screen Australia

    Many want the Government to stop cutting Screen Australia funding but few ask what might happen if more money goes to production via other means.

    08 Sep 2017
    By Sandy George
  • Local content: policy, pressure points, options, impacts - Part 4: Other big themes and observations

    Co-production treaties, low wages, poor mental health, inadequate training, foreign workers and intellectual property are all raised in submissions.

    08 Sep 2017
    By Sandy George
  • Australia at Venice 2017

    Sweet Country has premiered in Venice to critical acclaim and a standing ovation but director Warwick Thornton is just relieved that people have finally seen the film.

    07 Sep 2017
    By Screen Australia
  • Stratton from Venice

    Venice Film Festival jury member David Stratton speaks from Italy about Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country, his reviewing career, his greatest achievements and his earliest movie memory.

    06 Sep 2017
    By Helen Barlow
  • Bruna Papandrea and Naomi Watts developing Australian projects

    Screen Australia has announced Story Development funding for 14 features and three online series, as well as one industry placement, totalling $500,000. Included among the slate are two features produced by Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories; a feature directorial debut project from Bondi Hipsters writer/directors Connor and Christiaan Van Vuuren.

    05 Sep 2017
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  • Ali’s Wedding: a long time coming

    The star of Ali’s Wedding, Osamah Sami, and producer Sheila Jayadev talk about how this true story is connecting with Australians in a way that transcends religion or skin colour.

    23 Aug 2017
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Five Australian films selected for 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

    An additional two Australian films have been added to the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) 2017 program, 1% and The Butterfly Tree, screening in the Discovery program which showcases the work of emerging filmmakers.

    23 Aug 2017
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  • Aquarius Films: from Lion to TV comedy

    Aquarius Films producer Angie Fielder talks about the company expanding from features such as Lion and Berlin Syndrome into TV with Stan’s Matt Okine comedy The Other Guy.

    18 Aug 2017
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Australian talent headed to Toronto including Simon Baker’s Breath

    It was announced that Simon Baker’s film directorial debut Breath will have its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival competing in Contemporary World Cinema.

    16 Aug 2017
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  • Content Review consultation paper released

    The Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review aims to make sure that Government policy supports the creation, exhibition and export of Australian screen stories now and into the future.

    10 Aug 2017
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  • 47% of Screen Australia titles that received production funding are female-led projects

    Speaking at MIFF 37°South, Screen Australia COO Fiona Cameron revealed that 47% of successful production funding applications had female-led creative teams across a two-year average (2015/16 – 2016/17 inclusive).

    06 Aug 2017
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  • Directing Daniel Radcliffe in Jungle

    Arclight producer Gary Hamilton on getting horror director Greg McLean on board for their survivalist thriller Jungle and casting Daniel Radcliffe as the lead.

    04 Aug 2017
    By Screen Australia