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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.

ABC dishes up Erik Thomson in delicious new comedy series AFTERTASTE

Erik Thomson (Packed to the Rafters, The Luminaries), stars as Easton West, an internationally renowned yet volatile celebrity chef whose spectacular fall from grace sees him return to his home town in the Adelaide Hills

Logie award-winning children’s series LITTLE J AND BIG CUZ in pre-production for season three

Little J, Big Cuz and their friends, guided by Nanna and Old Dog, will continue to reflect Indigenous cultures and ways of learning through Little J’s world, centred around Nanna’s wonderful backyard and Ms Chen’s classroom.

SCREEN AUSTRALIA announces $8.5m for ten projects

Screen Australia has announced three feature films, four television series, a children’s series and two online projects that will share in $8.5 million of production funding.

The ABC and Screen Australia announce funding for three original projects

Dark Emu, will bring Bruce Pascoe’s acclaimed novel about the history of First Australians to the screen. Gun Ringer follows the extraordinary life and work of cattle ringers in the outback. And much-loved actor Miriam Margolyes will go on a journey across the country to uncover what it means to be Australian.

SBS and Screen Australia increase opportunities for under-represented screenwriters

The initiative, an evolution of SBS’s Short-Form Content Initiative, aims to provide opportunities and support for writers from diverse backgrounds currently under-represented in the sector.

10 Network and Screen Australia announce funding for 3 new documentary projects focused on LGBTQI+ experience

The initiative gives Australians the opportunity to produce a documentary focused on the LGBTQI+ experience in rural and regional communities.


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Premiere date announced for Stan’s highly-anticipated WE ARE LADY PARTS

Stan today announced that brand new six-part music comedy series, We Are Lady Parts, will premiere 21 May - all episodes at once - only on Stan. The bold and celebratory comedy exploring sisterhood, belonging and finding your voice, will also launch on Channel 4 in the UK and Peacock in the US.