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Armando Iannucci: writing office politics

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Creator of Veep and The Thick of It Armando Iannucci reveals his writing process and how to be funny under pressure.

Amanda Higgs: championing Aussie TV

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Seven Types of Ambiguity producer Amanda Higgs switches from suspenseful adaptations to children’s series and shares why The Secret Life of Us had an impact.

FILM QUOTE

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

Muriel’s Wedding

FEATURED

In her own words: Samantha Strauss

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Screenwriter Samantha Strauss writes about her 14-year journey with Dance Academy.

Gender Matters: taking stock

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We check in with some of the recipients of Gender Matters to see how their projects or initiatives have been progressing.

FILM QUOTE

“How’s the serenity?”

The Castle

INTERVIEWS

The long road to Zach’s Ceremony

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The filmmakers behind Zach’s Ceremony talk about the importance of Good Pitch² Australia and crowd-funding in helping their documentary get made.

Oz film history: Stratton’s view

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David Stratton reflects on the evolution of the Aussie film industry since the 60s, ahead of the release of documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life.

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

David Stratton’s top five Australian films

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Film critic David Stratton lists his top five Australian films ahead of the release of documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life.

9 Aussie road movies

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To celebrate the imminent release of A Few Less Men, we take a look at nine Aussie films that hit the road.

FILM QUOTE

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

Don’s Party