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Emma Freeman, Joanna Werner on starry Matchbox miniseries Secret City

7 August 2016 5:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Producer Joanna Werner.

For director Emma Freeman, one of the most exciting things about filming the new political thriller miniseries Secret City was the opportunity to film locations that have never before been seen on-screen.

.We shot some beautiful scenes out in the Pm.s courtyard., she recalls..

.Peta Credlin was there and she came out and took some selfies with Sacha Horler, who was very much inspired by Peta Credlin for her character..

Secret City — which was adapted from former journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis. novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code — premiered on Foxtel on June 5 and will shortly be released on DVD.

Matchbox Pictures produced the six-part miniseries, which underwent an extended period of development..

One of the key changes made to the original text involved swapping the gender of the journalist protagonist, Harry Dunkley.

Played by Anna Torv, Secret City.s Harriet Dunkley is »

- Alice McCredie-Dando and Brian Karlovsky

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Damian Trewhella pinpoints member events as key to Aacta's game plan

25 May 2016 4:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Proof 20th anniversary screening and Q&A.

Growing Aacta's year-round member events program is a key pillar of the organisation's five-year plan, CEO Damian Trewhella said at the AFI-Aacta Agm on Tuesday night..

Guests who have participated in Aacta events over the last couple of years include Andrew Knight, Jeremy Sims, Jan Chapman, Tony Ayres, Joel Edgerton, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Penny Chapman, Ariel Kleiman, Megan Riakos and Ryan Griffen.

.Our member events are providing a platform for the public and the industry to come together to watch, discuss and share insights into great Australian productions and the creative process, and pleased to have expanded our program to include television premieres on the big screen, including our upcoming screening of Foxtel.s Secret City", Trewhella said. .

Other upcoming events include next month.s Directing The Dressmaker Vivid Sydney event with Jocelyn Moorhouse in conversation with Gillian Armstrong and Margaret Pomeranz, »

- Staff Writer

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Jacki Weaver returns to Oz TV in Matchbox political drama Secret City

25 April 2016 5:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jacki Weaver returns to Australian television in Secret City.

New Australian political drama Secret City - starring Jacki Weaver, Anna Torv and Dan Wyllie - is set to premiere on June 5.

Filmed in Parliament House and locations across Canberra and Sydney, Secret City is inspired by the best-selling novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, written by Canberra political journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis.

Amidst rising tension between China and America, Canberra press gallery journalist Harriet Dunkley (played by Anna Torv) forces her way closer to the truth, uncovering a secret city of interlocked conspiracies which will threaten her career, her life and endangers the freedom of every Australian. .

Weaver makes her return to Australian television in the role of Labor powerbroker Senator Catriona Bailey, while Dan Wyllie plays Minister of Defence Mal Paxton.

Weaver said she loved the story and the character.

.It.s very authentic because »

- Brian Karlovsky

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