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 Kriv Stenders hopes Australian kids continue to embrace locally made films and television.
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.
Down Under writer/director Abe Forsythe reveals the road he took to write and develop a comedy that revolves around a race riot.
Behind the eclectic concepts of Brilliant Stories is a myriad of female voices, some of which have yet to be heard at this level before.
Gender Matters aimed to create a surge of female stories through Brilliant Stories, but how do you ensure long-lasting change? Enter: Brilliant Careers.
Vicki Madden’s enviable career encompasses police dramas in the 90s, running The Bill in the UK and co-creating The Kettering Incident back home in Tassie.
Jessica Hobbs has directed more than 60 hours of TV drama, from The Slap to Broadchurch. Here she talks career progression.
Orange is the New Black showrunner Jenji Kohan talks Wentworth, The Katering Show and why diversity needs to be the norm, not a trend.
As the views climb for Suspect Moustache and Traffic Jam the Musical, creators Ariel Waymouth and Shae-Lee Shackleford share their favourite YouTubers.
Virtual reality technology offers a whole new immersive experience for audiences and exciting possibilities for filmmakers.
Having amassed millions of views with their car lipsync videos, SketchShe decided to take their work to the next level. Enter Traffic Jam the Musical.
Revolution School series producer Alex West talks about how he wrangled the ups and downs of an entire school year into just four episodes.
Rob Connolly explains his multipronged approach to tackling the worldwide decline in independent cinema.
Shine director Scott Hicks reflects on his return to the world of music for the documentary Highly Strung.
Mick Taylor is back. John Jarratt on bringing his iconic sociopath back to screens for the new Stan series, and what SVOD is doing for Aussie storytelling.
Australian-made dramas, comedies, sci-fi series and reality TV were amongst the winners at LAWebfest this year.
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason and writer Benjamin Law take stock a year on from Miranda Tapsell’s rousing call for more diversity at the Logies.
Whether it’s film, TV, comedy or drama, Matthew Saville’s career is enviable. He takes a break from Seven Types of Ambiguity to talk A Month of Sundays.
Producer Michael Boughen walks us through the Tomorrow When the War Began book, to film, to TV adaption and what fans can expect.
Freedom to take risks and ability to tap into mass audiences, online storytelling is becoming a key player – a trend set to continue with Skip Ahead #3.
The Katering Show producer Tamasin Simpkin spills the beans on being part of an internet sensation, and how the Ones to Watch program helped with Season 2.
Sick of cat videos? From baking to puppets and dating, here’s part 2 of our guide to what you should be watching online.
Director Jennifer Peedom tells us how the Sherpa team managed when the deadly force of nature reared its head in the midst of filming on Everest.
Director Joseph Sims-Dennett channelled his own nightmares into Observance, a psychological horror that’s chilling audiences around the globe.
Nel Minchin delved into the family archives and turned the camera onto her brother Tim, her family and herself for Matilda & Me.
Here Come the Habibs and Soul Mates producer Chloe Rickard talks about working at Jungle, taking risks with No Activity and tackling the tough topics.
Ten times Australian stage plays were transformed into films.
Video on Demand (VOD) is providing docos with a global platform to get their films noticed and experts are calling it a “no-brainer” for Aussie filmmakers.
She’s one of the most accomplished women in film, but Laura Jones hates being the centre of attention. And so she says it’s a little daunting to get the AWG Lifetime Achievement Award.
You’ve heard of the Bechdel test? Well, here are 11 films, TV series and online shows that not only pass the test, but were written or directed by a woman.
The Australia-China screen relationship is deepening in features, children’s programming and documentaries. Don Groves finds out why.
The creators have creative freedom, can engage with global audiences directly, and the content is free. No wonder web series are exploding in popularity.
Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival Director Paul Struthers talks about the festival’s significance and what’s on offer from the Aussie contingent.
Sell-out live shows, viral videos and a new web series, Aunty Donna aren’t sticking to rules, but paving their own path to success.
With Looking for Grace and The Daughter both film festival darlings, Odessa Young is suddenly finding herself in the spotlight.
Producer Ian Collie looks at how Jack Irish has evolved as Guy Pearce’s private eye shifts from telemovies to his own ABC TV series.
Never underestimate the intern. That’s one take-home message from Cleverman, the series that premieres at Berlinale before its ABC TV debut later this year.
Written and wrapped at breakneck speed, script producer Timothy Hobart talks about the ride that has been Wanted and why we need more shows like it.
Find out what the top-rating Australian TV dramas were across the free-to-air networks in 2015.
Documentaries like Tyke Elephant Outlaw are finding new life after they leave the cinemas and film festivals thanks to streaming platforms.
Screen Forever 2015 is done and dusted, but the impact of SPA’s Ones to Watch program is ongoing for this year’s 14 emerging producers.
An overwhelming wave of positivity has met Screen Australia’s Gender Matters initiatives, but as many acknowledge, these are just the first steps.
Alongside growing momentum and calls for change, Screen Australia has launched a new initiative to tackle gender inequality in the local film industry.
Utopia star Celia Pacquola is throwing herself in the deep end again by co-writing and starring in upcoming ABC comedy series Rosehaven.
Talented creatives behind Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dressmaker, That Sugar Film and many more, were among the AACTA Screen Craft Excellence Award winners.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop considers raising the Location Offset in 2016 budget as Sir Ridley Scott’s next Alien film is welcomed to Sydney.
This year, five Aussie films will battle it out to win the first People’s Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film at the AACTAs. Vote now!
Australian audiences are embracing local content in droves but industry needs to continue rallying behind local production, with challenging times ahead.
Australian impact producer Alex Kelly reveals how she’s bringing grassroots climate change movements together with the documentary This Changes Everything.
Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth had been searching for a movie to make back home in Australia when he finally came across The Dressmaker. By Caris Bizzaca.
In the scheme of things, there really haven’t been that many operas written specifically for TV.
When the documentaries and shorts AACTA awards nominations were announced a few weeks ago there were some delightful animated and short fiction films up for awards – plus during the Sydney Film Festival and now the Melbourne Film Festival, there were even more innovative short films screening in competition.
Aussie feature film Sucker has its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August.
Derek Muller’s three-part doco series Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail starts on SBS Sunday 9 August.
Airlock, the new online sci-fi series from the makers of The Tunnel may be set in a claustrophobic space station, but producer Enzo Tedeschi knows how to breathe fresh air into the sometimes stale atmosphere of film marketing.
Who knew a Logie acceptance speech could have such impact? When Miranda Tapsell accepted her two awards for Love Child with comments urging broadcasters to ‘put more beautiful people of colour on TV and connect viewers in ways which transcend race and connect us’ she triggered a tidal wave of support across social media and the industry.
Comedians Veronica Milsom and Steen Rasko are working on a pilot for iView in joint Screen Australia-ABC initiative, Fresh Blood.
Sketch comedy crew Aunty Donna are developing a TV pilot for iView in a joint Screen Australia-ABC initiative, Fresh Blood.