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Cameras roll on TOTAL CONTROL 2

ABC and Screen Australia announce that season 2 of Total Control, starring Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths, has commenced filming, and will premiere later this year.

Australian rom-com, I MET A GIRL, coming to Netflix

I MET A GIRL ACQUIRED BY NETFLIX IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND Devon (Brenton Thwaites) an aspiring musician living with schizophrenia, who always relies on his older brother, Nick (Joel Jackson) to care for...

Three Australian projects selected for Sundance Film Festival 2021

Feature documentary Playing with Sharks, virtual reality project Prison X - Chapter 1: The Devil & The Sun and short film GNT will screen at Sundance Film Festival, taking place both online and in-person across the US from 28 January to 3 February 2021.

Screen Australia announces $2.5 million of documentary production funding

Screen Australia has announced over $2.5 million of funding for five documentaries through the Commissioned program and six through the Producer program. One documentary, Incarceration Nation, has received funding through the Indigenous Department.

Drama report 2019/20 shows impact of pandemic on screen industry

Screen Australia’s annual Drama Report released today shows expenditure in 2019/20 on drama production in Australia reached $991 million. This is 18% down on last year’s spend, largely due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the near total shutdown of large-scale drama production in March 2020.

NETFLIX partners with local producers to develop more Indigenous productions

The Bunya Talent Hub LA is an incubator for mid-career writers, showrunners, directors and producers, and is presented in association with Netflix and Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department.

Emerging writers join powerhouse female directing team to spearhead anthology drama HERE OUT WEST

Selected via a competitive application process, the eight writers worked with Ayshford to develop their screenplays over a series of intensive workshops alongside Emerald Productions and Co-Curious. The result is a compelling and highly original screen story, with great emotional scale.

Screen Australia releases Gender Matters KPI update and new industry data

Screen Australia today announced it is on track to meet its new Gender Matters KPI at the end of 2021/22, with 57% of key creative roles across approved development and production funding held by women and female-identifying people in 2019/20.

Screen Australia and Screen Queensland dive in for MIRCOWORLDS: REEF, Netflix’s first original Australian documentary

Filmed in Australia on The Great Barrier Reef, the sophisticated supermacro techniques specifically developed for the film will immerse viewers, for the very first time, in the exquisite world of the reef’s tiny, weird and wonderful inhabitants.

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JASON SUDEIKIS is back in TED LASSO season two as Apple unveils the premiere date and teaser trailer

The award-winning Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso, with Jason Sudeikis, will be returning for its second season on Friday, 23rd July. Apple TV+ has released a teaser trailer with today's announcement.

New Netflix fantasy series SHADOW AND BONE set to premiere this week

Based on Leigh Bardugo's worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free.