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How Andrew Denton is shaking up Australian TV

28 September 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's midday and Australian tv legend Andrew Denton and his producing partner Anita Jacoby are locked in a cell.

There are bars on the one external window, the floors and ceilings are reinforced steel and only two other people besides Denton and Jacoby know the codes to get into the small room. To be here Denton and Jacoby have been granted top secret security clearance.

Andrew Denton   But this is not an episode of the Aussie version of "Lockup." It's actually an edit suite for Denton and Jacoby's new observational documentary series, "Afp" (Australian Federal Police), which follows the inner-workings of Australia's equivalent of the FBI.

The 16-part series, filmed all over the world, is the most ambitious show in Denton's slate of original hit TV shows, and comes as he begins to increasingly eye global markets for his formats.

It's four hours into a 14-hour day for Denton »

- By Pip Bulbeck

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Why the newly unveiled film of JFK's last day is so compelling

18 February 2010 2:54 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

William Ward Warren's footage of Kennedy's arrival at Love Field airport on that fateful day in 1963 is a poignant relic from an era before we all became paparazzi

When the president of the United States makes a public appearance these days, every minute – perhaps every second – is captured from multiple angles by multiple cameras, most of them owned by amateurs. The same was not true in 1963, which is one of the reasons the previously unseen footage of John F Kennedy arriving at Dallas's Love Field airport on the day of his death – released this week by the city's Sixth Floor Museum, which is dedicated to the assassination and its context – is so compelling.

William Ward Warren was a 15-year-old high school student when he filmed the three minutes of 8mm footage the museum released. Local kids were excused lessons because of the presidential visit, so Warren got a ride to the airport from his dad, »

- Ben Walters

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