3 items from 2016
Guardian Australia’s new series of bite-sized TV commentaries will shine a light on telly talking points. In the first, we take on Offspring: the show that almost didn’t return
When Offspring first hit screens back in 2010, it gave us something we hadn’t had before: the realism of Australian dramas like The Secret Life of Us and Love My Way, but with a totally bonkers backdrop. Nina Proudman was unlike any other leading lady on Australian TV — distracted, overwhelmed, possibly psychotic.
God, we relished in it. A woman like us! Sometimes a mess but doing her best – it was easy to see the appeal. Through dream sequences and flashbacks that offered insight into Nina’s true feelings about work, romance and endless family crises, Offspring told us it was fine to feel like an impostor, to be afraid or discombobulated or incapable. We knew it from the first episode, »
- Anna Spargo-Ryan
Prolific TV producer John Edwards (Gallipoli, Puberty Blues, Offspring, Love My Way) has announced he will join forces with Roadshow Films to launch a new production company, along with son and former ITV Studios and Endemol executive Dan Edwards. . The new production company, known as Roadshow Rough Diamond, aims to create original Australian television and feature films and will have a focus on quality drama. Co-CEOs of the Roadshow Group, Chris Chard and Joel Pearlman, said they had aimed to align with the best for the new venture. Chard said Edwards, who has more than 30 production credits to his name, was .without peer in the Australian television landscape.. .We are thrilled to have his expertise and eye steering our course as Roadshow re-enters the television production arena. We intend to bring the same level of quality and commitment to our »
- Jackie Keast
Australian actress Claudia Karvan is set to receive the 2016 Chauvel Award as part of the 14th annual Gold Coast Film Festival..
The Chauvel Award, named in honour of Charles Chauvel, commenced in 1993 and acknowledges an individual who has made significant contribution to Australian cinema.
The night will be an intimate look at Karvan.s career, accompanied by footage from her films and moderated by film critic and previous Chauvel Award recipient, David Stratton..
Stratton said he was looking forward to the event.
.I have known Claudia since she started acting and even appeared in a film with her once — something I.m certain will be referred to in our informal chat," he said. .
"Her career has gone from strength to strength, and she is unquestionably one of our finest actors..
- Inside Film Correspondent
3 items from 2016
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners