Berlinale Series Market Unveils 2020 Selection

The BBC and Tvnz’s adaptation of Man Booker Prize winning novel “The Luminaries,” starring Eva Green, is among the scripted TV projects that will feature in this year’s Berlinale Series Market and ...

Screen Australia backs five projects with $3.5 million

Writer Jackie van Beek and director Armagan Ballantyne, who will collaborate on ‘Nude Tuesday’. Two feature films, one from Robert Connolly and the other a Kiwi-Aussie co-pro penned by The Breaker ...

‘The Hunting,’ With Tony Leung, Leads Influx of Chinese Projects Into France

‘The Hunting,’ With Tony Leung, Leads Influx of Chinese Projects Into France Ever since France revised its tax rebate for international productions in 2016, local authorities have embarked on a full-court push to attract Chinese projects. In 2019, that campaign saw its most ...

Shooting Days in Paris Rise 10% Led by Damien Chazelle’s ‘The Eddy’

Shooting Days in Paris Rise 10% Led by Damien Chazelle’s ‘The Eddy’ Buoyed by a sturdy local industry and sent soaring by the influx of international broadcasters, audiovisual production in Paris rose to record-setting levels in 2019. The French capital remained ...

Sue Masters to depart Sbs

Sue Masters. After five years as Sbs’s head of scripted, Sue Masters is set to depart the broadcaster to pursue independent drama development. Having led the drama commissioning team, Masters leaves ...

Aacta wins for ‘The Nightingale’, ‘Total Control’, ‘Lambs of God’

‘The Nightingale’. Last night’s Aacta Awards saw a trifecta for Jennifer Kent, who took home Best Film, Best Direction and Best Screenplay for The Nightingale, with star Aisling Franciosi also ...

Australian Academy Awards: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ Triumphs With Quartet Of Major Prizes

Australian Academy Awards: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ Triumphs With Quartet Of Major Prizes Jennifer Kent’s thriller The Nightingale has taken home a trio of prizes at the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in Sydney. Kent’s period piece won Best Direction, Best ...

‘Lambs of God’ leads early AACTAs, ‘Buoyancy’ wins Best Indie Film

‘Lambs of God’. Lingo Pictures’ Lambs of God was the big winner at yesterday’s Aacta Industry Luncheon, taking home seven of a potential nine awards, while Rodd Rathjen’s debut feature Buoyancy was ...

Casting Guild of Australia Award winners and Rising Stars named

Kirsty McGregor and Gemma Brown won Best Casting in a Feature Film for ‘Hearts and Bones’. The Casting Guild of Australia (Cga) named 10 actors as its top emerging talent of 2019 and celebrated the ...

Sbs unveils gold rush drama, docs on immigration, homelessness and addiction

‘New Gold Mountain’ writers Peter Cox, Benjamin Law and Yolanda Ramke. Sbs has commissioned a 4-part drama set during the 1850s gold rush from the perspective of desperate Chinese miners from ...

Nominees announced for 2019 Casting Guild of Australia Awards

‘Hearts and Bones’. The casting directors behind Hearts and Bones, Judy and Punch, The Nightingale and Unsound will duke it out for the feature film prize at the upcoming Casting Guild of Australia ...

Ludo Studio tops the Spa Awards

Charlie Aspinwall and Daley Pearson. Ludo Studio were the big winners at last night’s Screen Producers Australia (Spa) Awards in Melbourne, taking home four gongs, including the major prize of the ...

Spend on local drama production reaches all-time high, foreign spend rises

‘True History of the Kelly Gang’. Some $1.17 billion was spent on drama production in Australia in the last financial year – the second highest year on record and more than 50 per cent up on the ...

Leah Purcell starts shooting ‘The Drover’s Wife the Legend of Molly Johnson’

Leah Purcell on the set of ‘The Drover’s Wife the Legend of Molly Johnson’. Rob Collins, Sam Reid and Jessica de Gouw have joined the cast of Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife the Legend of Molly ...

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 ...

Fresh Blood pilot ‘Why Are You Like This’ to go to full series for the ABC

‘Why Are You Like This‘. Comedy Why Are You Like This, one of four pilots supported through Screen Australia and the ABC’s Fresh Blood initiative, has been greenlit for a six-part series. Created ...

Bo Report: ‘Downton Abbey’ translates on the big screen

‘Downton Abbey’ (Photo: Universal Pictures). It is a rare feat to translate a six season network TV hit into box office bankability but Downton Abbey loyalists have swarmed to the occasion, with the ...

Finalists unveiled for Spa Awards

‘Top End Wedding’ is among the eight films in contention for the feature film Spa Award. Some 54 production companies are among the finalists for this year’s Screen Producers Australia (Spa) Awards, ...

Seachange review – reboot of much-loved 90s series is frothy but fails to fizz

Nine’s revival of the ABC TV drama is mild and well-mannered nostalgia, yet misses its original off-kilter warmth In Australia, the 1990s was an era of muggaccinos, emerging mainstream racism and ...

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 ...

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