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Tourism and exports: the screen industry is a major contributor

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The Screen Currency report for the first time measures the value of Australian screen content as a magnet for international tourism.

Industry welcomes Screen Currency report

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Independent of Screen Australia, Don Groves talks Screen Currency with industry heavyweights.

FILM QUOTE

“My life is as good as an ABBA song. It’s as good as Dancing Queen”

Muriel’s Wedding

FEATURED

Lion’s jump from page to screen

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Director Garth Davis, producer Emile Sherman and stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel on working in Australia and taking Saroo Brierley’s story to the screen.

Australia: multiplatform storytelling pioneer

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We’re seeing Aussie video content gaining impressive traction at Webfests, the International Emmy awards, and on streaming platforms worldwide. Here’s how.

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“How’s the serenity?”

The Castle

INTERVIEWS

Boxing Day sorted with RED DOG: True Blue release

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Producer Nelson Woss is hoping the latest Red Dog film, a family-friendly origin story, travels as much as the beloved first movie and the dog itself.

The controversy of making first contact

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At the heart of First Contact series 2 is a desire to elevate the national conversation on Australia’s First Peoples, says Blackfella Films’ Jacob Hickey.

FILM QUOTE

“He couldn’t knock the fluff off a cappuccino”

Chopper

SHOWBUSINESS

Hoges, Luhrmann, Hemsworth: How they helped tourism

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Tourism Australia’s John O’Sullivan looks at how film, TV and Aussie stars such as Paul Hogan have helped put Australia on the map and keep it there.

RED DOG: True Blue director on prequels and modern myths and legends

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RED DOG: True Blue director Kriv Stenders hopes Australian kids continue to embrace locally made films and television.

FILM QUOTE

“I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!”

Mad Max

WORLD STAGE

International success #5

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From the lead roles in the US, to the new audiences from Poland to Mexico – we check in with our local talent taking on the world.

International success #4

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Take a look at the latest moves and news about those Aussies taking the world by storm, including Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Animal Logic and Iloura.

FILM QUOTE

“That’s just what this country needs – a cock, in a frock, on a rock”

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

ON LOCATION

Cybercrime and the showrunner model: The Code series 2

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Shelley Birse talks about empowering writers from the set of Screen Australia-supported The Code series 2.

Soul Mates: Pregnant with ideas

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Nick Boshier on Soul Mates series 2 and how he and collaborators the Van Vuuren brothers have several feature films’ worth of ideas.

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“That’s not a knife. THAT’s a knife”

Crocodile Dundee

JUST FOR FUN

13 times non-Aussies tried to sound ‘Strayan

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We take a look at 13 times actors who weren’t Australian attempted the notoriously difficult accent – with varying degrees of success.

11 Australian teen stories for the big and small screen

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Toby Wallace says it’s important for young Aussies to see themselves reflected, whether it’s in films like Boys in the Trees or TV shows like Puberty Blues.

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“Your wife, mate… your wife is one of the great bourgeois monsters of our time!”

Don’s Party