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ABC to unveil Barracuda on July 10

16 June 2016 8:21 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Elias Anton as Danny Kelly

ABC TV has announced its new four-part drama series, Barracuda, starring Rachel Griffiths and Matt Nable, will air on Sunday nights leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Barracuda, directed by Robert Connelly, is set in Melbourne during 1996 as the golden age of Australian swimming begins. A scholarship to an exclusive boys. school brings 16-year-old Danny Kelly, played by newcomer Elias Anton, one step closer to his ultimate goal - winning Olympic gold. Barracuda, based the book by award-winning novelist Christos Tsiolkas., is a story about identity, obsession, desire, the dizzy heights of success and the terrifying risk of failure. . Initially, Danny struggles to find his place in the prestigious social circles of the private boys school. However, under the charge of highly regarded coach Frank Torma and a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor, Danny is soon on track to become Australia.s youngest swimming champion, »

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Noni Hazelhurst, Christos Tsiolkas headline the 2016 Screen Futures Summit

6 June 2016 11:12 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Noni Hazlehurst.

Noni Hazlehurst will lead a session on power and influence in the media at the 2016 Screen Futures Summit, presented by The Australian Teachers of Media (Atom) and Acmi.

Taking place in Melbourne from June 30-July 3, the summit will run for three days across Acmi and Rmit with over 100 sessions..

Christos Tsiolkas will be joined by producer Tony Ayres to discuss their upcoming TV adaptation of Tsiolkas' novel Barracuda, and Eva Orner will participate in a Q&A via satellite with human rights advocate Julian Burnside after a screening of her documentary Chasing Asylum.

The team from The Family Law.will participate in a Q&A, as will the makers of Logie-winning teen drama Ready for This.

Industry leaders Sue Maslin, David Vadiveloo, Julie Kalceff, Rosie Lourde and Rebecca Mostyn will discuss diversity on screen, and Warwick Thornton will be joined by Philip Batty, Neil Turner and Curtis Taylor »

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