Leading female directing team join emerging writers for anthology feature ‘Here Out West’

Leading female directing team join emerging writers for anthology feature ‘Here Out West’ Ana Kokkinos, Leah Purcell, Julie Kalceff, Fadia Abboud and Lucy Gaffy will helm anthology feature drama Here Out West, penned by eight emerging writers and now shooting in Sydney. The project is the ...

‘The Family Law,’ ‘The Heights’ and ‘The Hunting’ win Equity Ensemble Awards

‘The Family Law,’ ‘The Heights’ and ‘The Hunting’ win Equity Ensemble Awards The final season of Sbs’s The Family Law, the first series of ABC’s The Heights and the Sbs miniseries The Hunting have won the 10th annual Equity Ensemble Awards. The actors who starred in these ...

Philip Quast, Steve Le Marquand and Sara Wiseman join ‘Dark Noise’ cast

Philip Quast, Steve Le Marquand and Sara Wiseman join ‘Dark Noise’ cast Imogen Sage and Leah Vandenberg play a scene via Zoom. Philip Quast, Steve Le Marquand and Sara Wiseman are among new additions to the cast of Dark Noise, Clara Chong and Ben Allan’s thriller which ...

‘Dark Noise’ Filming Gets Underway in Sydney

‘Dark Noise’ Filming Gets Underway in Sydney While much of Australia’s film and TV slate is currently being held up over insurance matters, production has now begun near Sydney on low budget feature “Dark Noise.” It is one of the first local ...

Clara Chong’s ‘Dark Noise’ is among the first pandemic feature shoots

Clara Chong’s ‘Dark Noise’ is among the first pandemic feature shoots Clara Chong and Ben Allan on set (Photo: John Slaytor). Director/writer Clara Chong and producer/Dop Ben Allan are shooting Dark Noise, one of the first features to roll during the pandemic, in ...

French sale for Closer Productions’ ‘The Hunting’

‘The Hunting.’ France’s M6 Group is the latest international broadcaster to acquire The Hunting, Closer Productions’ four-part drama commissioned by Sbs. Created by Sophie Hyde and Matthew Cormack ...

Make it Australian campaign heads back to Canberra

The Make it Australian campaign is heading back to Canberra for the first time since the federal election, restating its case for local content requirements to be placed on digital platforms such as ...

Lively launch for Sophie Hyde’s ‘Animals’ in the UK

‘Animals’ (Photo credit: Bernard Walsh). Sophie Hyde’s Animals opened in UK cinemas last weekend, its first territory, winning plaudits from the critics and sizable audiences. Picturehouse ...

UK broadcasters collar ‘My Life is Murder’ and ‘The Hunting’

‘My Life is Murder.’ Cjz’s private investigator series My Life is Murder and Closer Productions’ four-part drama The Hunting have been acquired by UK broadcasters. Multi-channel operator UKTV will ...

Asher Keddie, Richard Roxburgh explore sex, trust and consent in ‘The Hunting’

Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh in ‘The Hunting.’ Closer Productions’ The Hunting, a four-part drama which examines how teenagers navigate the complexities of relationships, identity and sexuality ...

‘The Hunting’, ‘Frayed’ to premiere at Series Mania Melbourne

‘The Hunting’ (Photo: Nat Rogers). Closer Productions’ The Hunting and Guesswork Television/Merman Television’s Frayed will premiere at Series Mania Melbourne in early July. Headlining this year’s ...

Niki Aken celebrates the era of richer screen diversity

Niki Aken. When screenwriter Niki Aken started writing TV shows seven years ago, she was the only one with an Asian or non-white heritage in the room. That situation did not change until two years ...

Sally Riley explains why the ABC is happy to take commissioning risks

‘Diary of an Uber Driver.’ Sally Riley is bemused when people use this line when they are pitching projects to her: “This is definitely an ABC show.” The ABC’s head of scripted production, Riley ...

Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh to lead Sbs/Closer Productions’ ‘The Hunting’

The Hunting. Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh will head the ensemble cast of Sbs’s four-part drama The Hunting, which goes into production tomorrow in Adelaide. Joining the two actors in the Closer ...

Production underway on full season of ‘The Letdown’ for ABC and Netflix

'The Letdown'.. The Letdown was one of six pilots aired last year on the ABC via the broadcaster's and Screen Australia.s Comedy Showroom initiative, and the episode went on to pick up an Aacta Award ...

Anthony Lapaglia, Melanie Lynskey join Sbs crime thriller 'Sunshine'

Anthony Lapaglia in 'A Month of Sundays'. Anthony Lapaglia (Lantana) and Melanie Lynskey (Heavenly Creatures) are set to star in Sbs crime thriller Sunshine. They.ll be joined by local actors Kim ...

Ten to unveil The Wrong Girl later this month

Jessica Marais in The Wrong Girl. Network Ten has announced its new Aussie drama, The Wrong Girl, based on the book by Zoë Foster Blake, will premiere on September 28. The show follows the life of ...