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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.

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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.

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

Muriel’s Wedding

FEATURED

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Five ways to gauge the health of the Australian screen industry

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One of the most common questions Screen Australia is asked by everyone from the general public to politicians is: how is the screen industry doing?

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TV dramas embracing the second screen

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As The Wrong Girl and Deep Water hit screens Twitter’s Tony Broderick talks about the Screen Australia initiative helping these TV dramas.

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“How’s the serenity?”

The Castle

INTERVIEWS

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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.

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Shadow Trackers: not your typical ghost-hunting series

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Writer/director Dena Curtis on the sometimes spooky, always fascinating ride that was investigating traditional spirits for NITV series Shadow Trackers.

FILM QUOTE

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

Chopper

SHOWBUSINESS

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The journey to Embrace

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Three years ago, Taryn Brumfitt could never have thought she’d be a filmmaker, but when her personal story went viral, she realised Embrace was needed.

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Down Under: It’s a riot

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Down Under writer/director Abe Forsythe reveals the road he took to write and develop a comedy that revolves around a race riot.

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

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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.

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International success #3

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From the Spierig brothers and Alethea Jones to Judy Davis and Ryan Kwanten, we take a look at Aussies who’ve been having huge success internationally.

FILM QUOTE

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

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

ON LOCATION

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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.

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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

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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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Our guide to great stuff online #5

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Internet royalty Sarah Bishop and Josiah Brooks share their top YouTube channels with us.

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

Don’s Party