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Shooting underway on The Warriors, the ABC’s new Indigenous comedy drama

10 October 2016 5:18 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Warriors.

Filming has started in Melbourne on The Warriors, an eight-part Indigenous comedy drama for the ABC.

Lisa McCune, John Howard and Vince Colosimo will star alongside a cast of emerging Indigenous actors.

The Warriors, which explores the world of Aussie Rules, is the brainchild of Tony Briggs (The Sapphires) and Robert Connolly (Paper Planes, Barracuda).

The series has been exclusively written and directed by Indigenous Australians, including Jon Bell (Cleverman), Briggs and newcomer Tracey Rigney..

Directors include Adrian Russell Wills (Wentworth), Beck Cole (Black Comedy), Steven McGregor (Croker Island Exodus, Redfern Now), Catriona McKenzie (The Circuit, Redfern Now and The Gods of Wheat Street)..

Producers are Connolly, John Harvey and Liz Kearney, and Justin Monjo is story producer.

The Warriors follows two new Afl recruits - plucked from obscurity into fame and fortune - and two established players, who have been thrown together into a share house in Melbourne. »

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"Sapphires" To Become A Cartoon Series

3 February 2016 8:46 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hit Australian musical drama "The Sapphires" is being turned into a twenty-six part animated series by Goalpost Pictures, Sticky Pictures, ABC and Screen Nsw.

The Wayne Blair-directed film, an adaptation of a musical stage play by Tony Briggs, followed four Aboriginal girls from an Outback town who who went to Vietnam to entertain American troops fighting in the Vietnam War.

Premiering at Cannes in 2012, the film went on to collect 12 Aacta awards and became a box-office success domestically. Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson return as writers for the TV series which will be lighter and aimed at kids and family audiences as it follows the girls through musical misadventures in a small Australian town.

Source: Variety »

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Hit Australian Movie ‘The Sapphires’ Set To Shine Anew as Cartoon

3 February 2016 3:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hit Australian musical drama, “The Sapphires” is to be given a new polish as an animated series.

Goalpost Pictures and children’s and comedy production house Sticky Pictures are in advanced development of a 26-part series that will keep “The Sapphires” name. The development process is supported by ABC and Screen Nsw.

The story follows four Aboriginal girls through musical misadventures in a small Australian town. The show will be aimed at kids and family audiences.

The Wayne Blair-directed movie took a more adult approach. With a story about four female singers who went to Vietnam to entertain American troops fighting in the Vietnam War, it premiered at a midnight screening in Cannes in 2012.

It went on to earn A$14.2 million ($10.1 million at current exchange rates) at the Australian box office, and to collect 12 Aacta awards. The picture was also released theatrically in 12 countries.

The movie was itself an »

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Hit Australian Movie ‘The Sapphires’ Set To Shine Anew as Cartoon

3 February 2016 3:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hit Australian musical drama, “The Sapphires” is to be given a new polish as an animated series.

Goalpost Pictures and children’s and comedy production house Sticky Pictures are in advanced development of a 26-part series that will keep “The Sapphires” name. The development process is supported by ABC and Screen Nsw.

The story follows four Aboriginal girls through musical misadventures in a small Australian town. The show will be aimed at kids and family audiences.

The Wayne Blair-directed movie took a more adult approach. With a story about four female singers who went to Vietnam to entertain American troops fighting in the Vietnam War, it premiered at a midnight screening in Cannes in 2012.

It went on to earn A$14.2 million ($10.1 million at current exchange rates) at the Australian box office, and to collect 12 Aacta awards. The picture was also released theatrically in 12 countries.

The movie was itself an »

- Patrick Frater

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The Sapphires to become animated series

2 February 2016 2:38 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

(L-r) Gail, Julie, Cynthia, Kay in The Sapphires.

Goalpost Pictures and Sticky Pictures are in the final stages of development on The Sapphires, an animated series based on Goalpost's 2012 feature.

Developed as a 26 x 22 minute series with ABC TV Australia, The Sapphires will be aimed at a kids (7-12 years) and families. .

.The Sapphires has been a wonderful journey and we are delighted Sticky Pictures is partnering with us to reach a brand new audience", said Kylie du Fresne from Goalpost Pictures.

"We are thrilled to be working again with writers Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson; the magic that was created on screen for the original movie looks certain to appear again with the TV series, which, like the movie, will have a phenomenal soundtrack. .The characters in The Sapphires are strong and inspiring role models and it is exciting for us to see the connection with a young audience »

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The Sapphires to become animated series on ABC

2 February 2016 2:38 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

(L-r) Gail, Julie, Cynthia, Kay in The Sapphires.

Goalpost Pictures and Sticky Pictures are in the final stages of development on The Sapphires, an animated series based on Goalpost's 2012 feature.

Developed as a 26 x 22 minute series for the ABC, The Sapphires will be aimed at a kids (7-12 years) and families. .

.The Sapphires has been a wonderful journey and we are delighted Sticky Pictures is partnering with us to reach a brand new audience", said Kylie du Fresne from Goalpost Pictures.

"We are thrilled to be working again with writers Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson; the magic that was created on screen for the original movie looks certain to appear again with the TV series, which, like the movie, will have a phenomenal soundtrack. .The characters in The Sapphires are strong and inspiring role models and it is exciting for us to see the connection with a young audience..

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