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Screen Aus invests $700,000 across 23 projects in development

Screen Australia has committed almost $700,000 in development support across 23 feature projects.

Fifteen new projects have been added to Screen Australia.s development slate, while eight teams will receive continued support to develop their projects.

Two Australian filmmakers will also be supported to undertake overseas internships: producer Ma.ara Bobby Romia will work for six months with Screentime Group in New Zealand and director Ariel Martin-Merrells will work under the mentorship of director James Foley in Los Angeles for five months.

Screen Australia.s head of development Martha Coleman said in a statement: .Following a now well-established tradition, the development slate announced today includes a diverse range of compelling stories from both established and emerging filmmakers. The high calibre of screenplays coming through our door backs up positive feedback we are getting from the domestic and international marketplace and I.m looking forward to seeing the best of these projects make
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Jacki Weaver is a major star in her native Australia but has never performed on screen or stage in the States. That's odd, she says, in light of her love for everything Americana. She grew up with Mickey Mouse; her son was weaned on "Sesame Street." And during this interview—taking place after 11:30 p.m. in Adelaide, Australia—Weaver's husband, South African actor Sean Taylor, is sitting in front of the television watching "Late Night With David Letterman." Weaver has performed in dozens of American plays Down Under—from "Death of a Salesman" and "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" to "A Streetcar Named Desire," "They're Playing Our Song," and "Steel Magnolias"—and has had no trouble mastering American accents, as long as the character is not from the South. New York speech is second nature to her; indeed, she says, "At heart I'm a New Yorker." The veteran actor,
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