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Shane and Clayton Jacobson reteam for black comedy 'Sibling Rivalry'

Shane Jacobson in 'Kenny', written and directed by brother Clayton. The two will join forces again on 'Sibling Rivalry'.

The brothers behind Kenny,.Shane and Clayton Jacobson, are set to reunite for a new film, black comedy Sibling Rivalry..

The feature is one of four film projects and seven television dramas supported by Screen Australia in its latest $8.8 million funding round..

The pair will co-star in the film, which revolves around two brothers who, with their mother at death.s door, go to extreme lengths to protect their inheritance.

Clayton will direct the film and produce along with Jason Byrne (Sucker, How to Talk Australians). The script has been penned by Jamie Browne (The Mule, Secret Daughter, Please Like Me), with Tait Brady (The BBQ, Little Acorns, Healing) and Julia Adams (Mako Mermaids,The Day My Butt Went Psycho) executive producing..

Among the other projects funded
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Filming begins on BBC One six-parter 'Requiem' created and written by Kris Mrksa

Kris Mrksa.

Filming has begun in Wales on Requiem, a 6x60' drama created and written by Aussie writer Kris Mrksa, commissioned by BBC One and co-produced by Netflix.

In 1994 a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. Twenty-three years later, talented young cellist Matilda, played by Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, About Time), has her life turned upside down by her mother.s inexplicable suicide..

In the wake of the tragedy Matilda begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that same Welsh village, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.

Also in the cast is Animal Kingdom.s James Frecheville, playing an Australian who arrives in town and may not be all that he seems.

This is the first show Mrksa, whose credits include East West 101, Underbelly, Devil.s Dust and Janet King,
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Hyde & Seek to launch October 3

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Hyde & Seek.

Hyde & Seek will premiere on Nine October 3, the same airdate as Seven's new series The Secret Daughter. Matt Nable (Hacksaw Ridge, Arrow, Gallipoli) plays Gary Hyde, a detective hunting the killer of his best mate and partner. . Together with his new partner Claire McKenzie (Emma Hamilton, The Tudors, Mary: The Making of a Princess), Afp boss Jackie Walters (Mandy McElhinney, House of Hancock, Love Child) and Asio chiefs (Jindabyne's Deborra-lee Furness and Puberty Blues' Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Gary uncovers a criminal underbelly of murder and fraud as he's thrust into the secretive world of homeland security. . The show also stars Zoe Ventoura (Packed to the Rafters), Tai Hara (Home and Away), Claire Lovering (San Andreas), Andrew McFarlane (Devil.s Playground, Love Child), and Aaron Fa.oso (East West 101). In a statement, Nine.s heads of drama Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney said they were thrilled
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If visits the set of Sbs mini Deep Water, starring Noah Taylor and Yael Stone

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Noah Taylor and Yael Stone (and soundie) on set. (Photo: Sean O'Reilly)

An old shed on Glebe Island wharf, littered with boat-building machinery and tools, sets the tone for one of the dramatic final scenes of Sbs.s new four-part series, Deep Water, starring Noah Taylor and Yael Stone..

Stone and Taylor play detectives investigating a brutal murder case which appears to be connected to the real-life gay hate crimes that swept through Sydney in the .80s and .90s.

But it was a more recent murder which spurred Blackfella Films. producers Darren Dale and Miranda Dear to get the series moving.

Dear and Dale, coincidentally were both in Potts Point, Sydney, when a particularly violent murder took place.

.He [Darren] was leaving and I was heading in and we both saw fire engines, ambulances, police cars and Darren stopped at the Atm near the building and heard from residents what had happened,
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Matt Nable leads cast of Nine-Matchbox crime series Hyde and Seek

Matt Nable.

Matt Nable (Fell, Hacksaw Ridge, Arrow), Deborra-lee Furness (Correlli, Jindabyne), Mandy McElhinney (House of Hancock, Love Child), Emma Hamilton (The Tudors, Mary: The Making of a Princess) and Zoe Ventoura (Packed to the Rafters) are set to star in Hyde and Seek, a new series from Nine.

The series revolves around Detective Gary Hyde (Nable), whose best friend is killed in a seemingly random attack.

Together with his new partner Claire McKenzie (Hamilton), Hyde uncovers a criminal conspiracy that will threaten his life and endanger his young family.

Also joining the cast are Tai Hara (Home and Away), Claire Lovering (San Andreas), Andrew McFarlane (Devil.s Playground, Love Child), Aaron Fa.aoso (East West 101) and Stephanie Panozzo.

Hyde and Seek is being made for the Nine by Matchbox Pictures and distributed by NBCU..

Executive producers are Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan from the Nine Network and Debbie Lee (Glitch,
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Screentime appoints Kerrie Mainwaring as head of production - scripted

Kerrie Mainwaring.

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Screentime, a Banijay Group company, has appointed producer Kerrie Mainwaring as head of production - scripted.

Mainwaring has produced projects including Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Catching Milat, Inxs: Never Tear Us Apart as well as new production.Brock..

Previously head of production - drama for Southern Star, Mainwaring's other credits include Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, Howzat: Kerry Packer.s War, Puberty Blues and Wild Boys - as well as having line produced Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo and Rescue Special Ops. .Her earlier credits include East West 101, Spirited and the first series of Rake.

.Working alongside head of drama, Greg Haddrick, and reporting to chief executive, Rory Callaghan, Mainwaring will be responsible for the management of the company.s drama slate including budgeting and reporting.

..I am delighted to be joining the team at Screentime, and to be continuing the collaboration with Rory Callaghan,
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Noah Taylor, Yael Stone join Blackfella Films' Sbs crime series Deep Water

Noah Taylor in the Spierig Bros' Predestination.

Noah Taylor and Orange is the New Black's Yael Stone will star in Sbs.s new four-part crime drama series, Deep Water, produced by Blackfella Films.

Joining them in the crime thriller are Stone's husband Dan Spielman (The Code, Accidental Soldier, Offspring), William McInnes (The Time of Our Lives, The Slap), Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries), Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Ben Oxenbould (The Kettering Incident, Old School, Rake), Simon Burke (Devil.s Playground), John Brumpton (Catching Milat, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries) and others..

Sbs are billing Deep Water as its first "cross-genre, cross-platform event which will include a four-part drama series, a feature documentary and unique online web series and content".

The series is executive produced by Sbs.s Sue Masters, produced by Blackfella Films. Miranda Dear and Darren Dale and written by Kris Wyld
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Alex & Eve set to make merry

Richard Brancatisano.and.Andrea Demetriades

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Director Peter Andrikidis was bowled over by the audience reactions to his romantic comedy Alex & Eve when it screened at the Greek Film Festival at Palace.s Norton Street Leichhardt cinemas on Sunday.

It was the first time he.d seen the film with a paid audience and he marvelled at their rollercoaster of emotions, from laughter to tears to laughter.

After several decades in the business Andrikidis knows not to get carried away - festival patrons don.t always reflect mainstream tastes - but the omens are favourable in the lead up to the opening this Thursday. After all, Oddball shows broad. Aussie comedies can resonate effectively.. .

.I am optimistic but you never know,. says the director, acknowledging that some of what he regarded as his best TV works did not succeed while programs he was less happy with did so.

Exhibitors are supporting
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Beyond returns to drama after 11 years

Veteran writer and executive producer David Ogilvy has been appointed head of Beyond.s new scripted drama division, marking the company's return to the genre after 11 years.

The former ABC executive will develop scripted content across a broad range of genres for local and international markets, working with emerging and established writing, directing and producing talent.

Beyond's last drama series was Stingers, which wrapped production in 2004 after eight seasons on the Nine Network.

Ogilvy joins from ABC TV where he was commissioning editor of fiction since 2012. His credits as Ep at the ABC include The Code, Rake, Anzac Girls, Janet King, Hiding, Mabo, An Accidental Soldier, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars and The Straits.

Previously he worked as a writer and script producer on a broad range of adult and children.s drama.. His writing credits include East West 101, The Strip, Young Lions, Lockie Leonard, Dance Academy, Outriders, Blue Water High and Escape from Jupiter.
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Writer blasts sexism in casting

One of Australia.s most experienced screenwriters has criticised sexism in casting which she says discriminates against women who aren.t deemed attractive and those from ethnic backgrounds.

Kristen Dunphy says this bias in casting often works against the stereotypes which writers are striving to avoid.

A screenwriter for 20 years, her extensive credits include Essential Media and Entertainment.s upcoming Sbs drama The Principal, Blackfella Films and Werner Film Productions. ABC3 indigenous teen drama Ready for This, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, The Straits, East West 101, Wildside, Heartbreak High and G.P.

.Talented actresses who are overweight, unattractive, unusual looking or just plain ordinary are still rarely cast, unless the show.s a comedy,. she writes in the latest edition of Aftrs. Lumina, which is dedicated to gender equality in the screen industry.

.It seems there is no such thing as a vital female who is not also young, thin and beautiful.
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Us format deals for three Oz series

Us studios have bought the format rights to Offspring, Fat Cow Motel and East West 101. Word of the deals emerged today during panel sessions at Spa.s Screen Forever conference. Endemol Worldwide Distribution has sold Offspring to Us producer Mandeville Television, which has done a script deal with the ABC network. Mandeville Television president Laurie Zaks told If that if the show gets the go-ahead it will be produced by herself and Mandeville principals David Hoberman and Todd Leiberman. She said she hoped the show.s creators, John Edwards and Imogen Banks, will be involved in the Us remake. During a panel on Selling Formats to the Us, Hoodlum Entertainment.s Tracey Robertson said a format deal for mystery Fat Cow Motel has been signed with the ABC network, negotiated by her Us agent ICM. In turn she said ABC has funnelled the project to ABC Studios and a writer has been attached.
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Matt Nable To Play Ra's Al Ghul On "Arrow"

Australian actor Matt Nable has scored the role of the super villain Ra's Al Ghul in the upcoming third season of The CW's "Arrow".

Ra's is the leader of the League of Assassins, and father of Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law). He's also a ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts, and a shaper of history.

Nable will make his debut in the season's fourth episode "The Magician". He's best known for his work as Boss Johns in "Riddick" and Pennock in "Killer Elite," and on acclaimed Australian TV series "Underbelly" and "East West 101".

At the same time, a new 90-second promo for the upcoming third season has gone online, check it out below:

Source: Deadline
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Vale Caterina de Nave

Pioneering New Zealand TV producer Caterina de Nave, who was Sbs.s Commissioning Editor for Drama, Comedy and Entertainment from 2009 until. her retirement earlier this year, died in Sydney on Sunday, aged 67.

She had leukemia. At Sbs her commissions ranged from dramas Better Man and East West 101 to the award-winning comedy Housos.

She began her TV career in Auckland in the early 70s, initially as a script editor on Play School. She was the first female to be appointed Head of Entertainment at Tvnz..

She then became Head of Development at South Pacific Pictures, the then in-house subsidiary of Tvnz , where she helped to develop, create and produce Shortland Street, the first Kiwi drama series to screen five nights a week.

In 2000 she joined TV3 as Head of Drama and Comedy, where she commissioned strip club series The Strip, Outrageous Fortune and bro'Town and executive produced the comedies The
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Sbs 2 set to relaunch as youth-focused, multi-platform channel in April

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Sbs is relaunching Sbs 2 in April as a youth-oriented, multi-platform channel.

It is the first rebrand since the channel (then called Sbs Two) was launched in June 2009. Working under severe budget-constraints, it broadcast (and re-broadcast) a similar mix of main channel content including world film, drama, documentaries, international news and sport. However, Sbs finally received a major funding boost from the government in 2012 allowing chief executive Michael Ebeid to begin a process to revitalise the public broadcaster..

Sbs 2 now plans to focus on audiences aged 16-39 with a passion for emerging cultural ideas and experiences. Its content will include the channel.s first commissioned program - a 15-minute daily news and current affairs program - and dedicated sport programming.

It will also launch "Back 2 Back" episode viewing - where viewers get to watch an entire series of selected new programs via Sbs On Demand before broadcast on Sbs 2.

.We know
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries second series begins Melbourne shoot

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The second series of ABC1.s Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries begins shooting in Melbourne this week.

The 13-part series stars Essie Davis (The Slap, cloudstreet) as detective Phryne Fisher alongside Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Dance Academy), Nathan Page (Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Redfern Now), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Rake, cloudstreet), Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter The Chamber of Secrets), Tammy MacIntosh (Crownies, East West 101), Travis McMahon (Howzat! Kerry Packer.s War), Anthony Sharpe (City Homicide), and Richard Bligh (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab).

Davis'.performance in the first series was recently recognised with an Aacta.nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama.

The second series of Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries is based on a number of Kerry Greenwood.s Phryne stories: the Dead Man.s Chest and.Unnatural Habits novels, and various short stories; as well as new crimes from the creators of series one.
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries second series to begin Melbourne shoot

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The second series of ABC1.s Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries begins shooting in Melbourne this week.

The 13-part series stars Essie Davis (The Slap, cloudstreet) as detective Phryne Fisher alongside Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Dance Academy), Nathan Page (Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Redfern Now), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Rake, cloudstreet), Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter The Chamber of Secrets), Tammy MacIntosh (Crownies, East West 101), Travis McMahon (Howzat! Kerry Packer.s War), Anthony Sharpe (City Homicide), and Richard Bligh (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab).

Davis'.performance in the first series was recently recognised with an Aacta.nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama.

The second series of Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries is based on a number of Kerry Greenwood.s Phryne stories: the Dead Man.s Chest and.Unnatural Habits novels, and various short stories; as well as new crimes from the creators of series one.
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New Prisoner series, Wentworth, begins shoot next week as cast revealed

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Wentworth, the new drama based on iconic Australian TV series Prisoner, starts production in Melbourne next week.

The 10-part series will be filmed on a purpose-built women.s prison, the Wentworth Detention Centre, where inmates and corrections staff will be forced to forge unlikely friendships to survive on the inside.

The cast includes Danielle Cormack (Underbelly Razor, Rake) as Wentworth.s latest arrival, suburban wife and mum Bea Smith; Nicole Da Silva (Rush, East West 101) as Gen Y lesbian Franky Doyle; Celia Ireland (Laid, All Saints) as earthy Liz Birdsworth; and Shareena Clanton as young Aboriginal woman Doreen Anderson.

Catherine McClements (Rush, Water Rats) and Kate Atkinson (Offspring, Rush) play Governor Meg Jackson and her deputy Vera Bennett. Aaron Jeffery (Underbelly Badness, McLeod.s Daughters) and Robbie Magasiva (Shortland Street) are corrections officers Matthew .Fletch. Fletcher and Will Jackson. Leeanna Walsman (Underbelly Badness) plays progressive and crusading lawyer Erica Davidson.
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Parliamentary perks revealed: politicians' links with screen industry

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The pay-tv industry.s lobby group offered every federal Member of Parliament free Foxtel packages worth almost $200,000 last year.

A joint effort by Fairfax newspapers and journalism students at the University of Technology Sydney culminated in a digital database detailing the perks received by members of Parliament. The list, made available on the Sydney Morning Herald website, reveals strong links with the screen industry, where everything from free DVDs to glamorous celebrity dinners to overseas trips worth thousands of dollars was claimed by MPs dating back to the 2010 election.

The most common gift or service offered to MPs from the screen industry was free Foxtel subscriptions provided by the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (Astra).

The association said the service .is provided to ensure MPs have an understanding of the breadth and diversity of channels available on subscription television. The offer is made directly to Federal members advising that
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Screen Aus invests $20m across 12 projects including The Rover

Screen Australia will invest almost $20 million across 12 screen projects including futuristic Western The Rover, starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce.

The film is the latest collaboration between producer Liz Watts and writer-director David Michôd, following the success of their crime-thriller Animal Kingdom in 2010. FilmNation Entertainment acquired the majority of worldwide rights to The Rover at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year while Village Roadshow will distribute the film in Australia.

Screen Australia has also backed three other feature films: drama Felony, written by Joel Edgerton and directed by Matthew Saville (Noise); Healing, a redemptive prison drama starring Don Hany (East West 101) and Hugo Weaving; and Aim High in Creation, a hybrid documentary-drama about the late Kim Jong-il from writer/director Anna Broinowski (Forbidden Lie$).

Screen Australia chief executive Ruth Harley said the four Australian features have huge potential. "The Rover is a powerful, well-crafted script from a talented team with an impressive cast,
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Watch The Entire Event Zero Webseries Here!

The winning webseries in the 2011 Movie Extra Webfest 2.0 competition, Event Zero, has now been released in its entirety.The first episode launched on May 22 as a teaser to the rest of the series, and has received over 9000 views, many of which were from you, our readers! So if you enjoyed Episode 1, check out the rest of the webseries below. About Event Zero: Created by Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey (producers of The Tunnel), Event Zero stars a host of Australian actors including Zoe Carides (Crownies, Out of the Blue), Valentino Del Toro (Gabriel, Underbelly: Infiltration), Harry Pavlidis (Gabriel, East West 101, All Saints) and Steve Davis (The Tunnel). As well as collaborations with several directors including Carlo Ledesma (The Tunnel), Andrew Traucki...
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