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Rolf de Heer on a changing industry

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Writer/director/producer Rolf de Heer on the evolution of the Australian screen industry, his advice for aspiring filmmakers and his unique writing process.

Hoges and the biopic drawcard

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Channel Seven’s Head of Drama Julie McGauran talks about the network’s latest biopic Hoges and why Australian audiences are lapping up local content.

FILM QUOTE

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

Muriel’s Wedding

FEATURED

Screen Australia in Sundance

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Australian films are enjoying a strong international presence already this year, with six generating considerable heat at Sundance Film Festival.

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.

FILM QUOTE

“How’s the serenity?”

The Castle

INTERVIEWS

Toni Collette’s Tropfest reunion at Sundance

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Toni Collette talks from Sundance about working on Fun Mom’s Dinner with Australian director Alethea Jones, Jasper Jones and why Gender Matters.

Every Cloud Productions: raising the bar

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From Miss Fisher to Newton’s Law: why Every Cloud Productions wants to see more women in front and behind the camera – and what they’re doing about it.

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.

FILM QUOTE

“That’s not a knife. THAT’s a knife”

Crocodile Dundee

JUST FOR FUN

Order! Order! 9 Aussie courtrooms on screens

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With Newton’s Law set to air, we look at nine times Australia’s legal system has been Exhibit-A on screens.

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.

FILM QUOTE

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

Don’s Party