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  • Multiculturalism on TV

    Diversity shouldn’t be the central focus of a series, but simply exist within a moving, engaging and universal story, says Tony Ayres, producer of SBS series, The Family Law.

    20 Jan 2016
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • A Footscray fantasy

    YouTube star Michael Shanks has taken the leap to television with his pop-culture infused comedy The Wizards of Aus, and talks everything from orcs to an Australian Hot Fuzz.

    13 Jan 2016
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Australian TV makes its mark

    As audiences fragment, TV markets become increasingly global and the cost and risk of creating home-grown television increases, Screen Australia's role in supporting locally-made series is more vital than ever.

    06 Jan 2016
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Self-development and taking risks

    Actor and writer Maria Angelico is tackling the ups and downs of her 20s and finding her groove in new comedy web series, Movement.

    05 Jan 2016
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Now streaming: Tyke Elephant Outlaw

    Documentaries like Tyke Elephant Outlaw are finding new life after they leave the cinemas and film festivals thanks to streaming platforms.

    16 Dec 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Ones to Watch

    Screen Forever 2015 is done and dusted, but the impact of SPA’s Ones to Watch program is ongoing for this year’s 14 emerging producers.

    16 Dec 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • The times they are a-changin’

    An overwhelming wave of positivity has met Screen Australia’s Gender Matters initiatives, but as many acknowledge, these are just the first steps.

    10 Dec 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Watch this space: Celia Pacquola on the up and up

    Utopia star Celia Pacquola is throwing herself in the deep end again by co-writing and starring in upcoming ABC comedy series Rosehaven.

    02 Dec 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Stranger than fiction

    The world of documentary storytelling is growing increasingly diverse – and ever-more compelling – as this year’s International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) attendees knew only too well.

    02 Dec 2015
    By Ed Gibbs
  • Kebab Kings: A celebration of Australia

    Behind the counters of ubiquitous Australian kebab shops, a treasure trove of drama and heart was just waiting to be discovered for SBS doco Kebab Kings.

    25 Nov 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Doco explores family violence

    A brave Australian filmmaker is tackling the issue of domestic violence from a different perspective in new ABC documentary Call Me Dad.

    18 Nov 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • New dawn of TV drama: Director Glendyn Ivin

    Australians have entered a new and exciting age of television, says the director behind shows including The Beautiful Lie, Gallipoli and Puberty Blues.

    16 Nov 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
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