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An aptly titled session, with the panellists themselves Children of the Revolution as experienced in Australia in the 1970's. They examined the challenges of writing entertaining television for 8-12 y
Faced with a row of agency staff, armed with summaries of their programs, all keen to talk about the relationship between each other and the changing role of Screen Australia, our reporter Natasha Phi
Rialto Distribution are please to offer ScreenHub subscribers the chance to win one of three double passes to Let the Right One In, a Swedish vampire movie getting rave reviews.
Films that change lives - two very different approaches from New York-based Sandi DuBowski and Auckland-based Qiujing Wong. With a few notes about reality, the internet, and the soothing power of a cu
Reporting season for publicly listed companies is over, and amid the reported gloom, there is actually a lot of light for television production – with the exception of television commercial production
The book lies on the table. The writer has a contract. The producer is determined. What happens next? At that point, Mac Gudgeon and Jan Sardi have nothing in common except literacy and a qwerty keybo
In the genial hands of Jan Sardi, the last session, about the perils and pitfalls of Hollywood, skittered lightly over the kind of stories that make your toes curl with horror when you think about it
The DocNZ Pitching Forum wasn't exactly a contest, although to get the sap rising the afore-mentioned NZFC, still in Valentine's Day mood, had kicked in a $1,500 sweetener for Best Pitch. Germans, it
ScreenHub can confirm that the sequel to The Dark Crystal is definitely in development, in Sydney, and is close. We can also confirm that it is Omnilab Media working with the Jim Henson Company to de
What does it mean, that current buzzphrase - 'taking the audience into account'? Karin Altmann, formidable industry thinker currently resident inside Screen Australia, chaired a session with some indu
The new Screen Australia guidelines left a lot of issues between the state agencies and the federal organisation unresolved, including funding of short films, new screenwriters and digital media. Chr
With no debt, an appetite for home entertainment distribution acquisitions, and now a 22% jump in earnings before interest and tax, factual producer and distributor Beyond International is looking dam
Mike Bullen, who wrote Cold Feet; Peter Moon, veteran of many comedy shows and now in production with Whatever Happened to That Guy; Rob Carlton, aka Chandon Pictures, - all comic experts in the ca
Darren Star was a born writer. He always loved writing movies and tv. He knew as a kid that he wanted to be either a writer or a director, but living in Washington, that was never really an option. Hi
This is the story of how a Minister was polite and platitudinous, and inadvertently triggered the bloodbath of the broadcasters.
David N Weiss has had a grand career in Hollywood, notable for much more than the fact that he was one of four lead writers on ‘Shrek 2’. He has also had a fine old time in the politics of the Writer
Not just Tim Pye, the Australian Writers' Guild President, but a Premier as well.. who stayed to listen for a remarkably long time and told us we would back in South Australia for 2011.
Ultra-low-budget filmmaking can drive the government agencies insane, but three of them have come up with ways to support filmmakers with tiny little budgets. Apparently their is no relationship betw
Cross media is no longer angry. It’s becoming a force to be reckoned with in the media landscape, not only impinging on traditional media but also becoming a powerful tool in promoting it.
Ruth Harley, CEO of Screen Australia, promised her first concerted public speech to the Screenwriters' Conference, and made her affinity for challenging, feisty films very clear. Yes this is a busines
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