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Aussie web series ‘High Life’ sells to Us streaming service Fullscreen

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Odessa Young in 'High Life.'

Director Luke Eve.s web series High Life has been sold to Us streaming service Fullscreen.

It marks another Australian acquisition for Fullscreen, which also picked up The Katering Show.

High Life was written by Glen Dolman (Hawke, Mystery of a Hansom Cab), and produced by Eve (Low Life, Australian Summer) with Adam Dolman. British comedian and mental health advocate Stephen Fry was the executive producer with Gina Carter. It was backed by Screen Australia's multiplatform fund..

.The team and I are delighted that High Life has found a home with Fullscreen in the USA,. Eve said.

.Fullscreen is a perfect fit for the project and we are excited to get the word out about the series. They have been extremely supportive of myself, Glen Dolman and Adam Dolman as filmmakers and share our passion for telling engaging stories..

High Life is a
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Jacki Weaver returns to Oz TV in Matchbox political drama Secret City

Jacki Weaver returns to Australian television in Secret City.

New Australian political drama Secret City - starring Jacki Weaver, Anna Torv and Dan Wyllie - is set to premiere on June 5.

Filmed in Parliament House and locations across Canberra and Sydney, Secret City is inspired by the best-selling novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, written by Canberra political journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis.

Amidst rising tension between China and America, Canberra press gallery journalist Harriet Dunkley (played by Anna Torv) forces her way closer to the truth, uncovering a secret city of interlocked conspiracies which will threaten her career, her life and endangers the freedom of every Australian. .

Weaver makes her return to Australian television in the role of Labor powerbroker Senator Catriona Bailey, while Dan Wyllie plays Minister of Defence Mal Paxton.

Weaver said she loved the story and the character.

.It.s very authentic because
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Aacta awards 2015 – as they happened

The Water Diviner and The Babadook share top film honours and ABC’s The Code is the biggest TV winner. All the red carpet glitz, gossip and gongs from Sydney

Water Diviner and Babadook tie, but at least they’re AussieAactas red carpet: the stars arrive – in pictures

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The big winners? The Water Diviner and The Babadook for film, and The Code for its multiple awards in the telly categories.

Plenty more to celebrate and debate in the coming days. We’ll be back on Friday with the best quotes and pictures. Not to mention our weekly film column that sees Luke Buckmaster re-watching the cult classics of Australian cinema, week in week out, for your reading/viewing pleasure.

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And, breathe, we’re almost there. Cate and Debs are back on stage to lead into the final and biggest gong of the night: the award for
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Aacta awards 2015 – as they happened

The Water Diviner and The Babadook share top film honours and ABC’s The Code is the biggest TV winner. All the red carpet glitz, gossip and gongs from Sydney

Water Diviner and Babadook tie, but at least they’re AussieAactas red carpet: the stars arrive – in pictures

8.58pm Aest

The big winners? The Water Diviner and The Babadook for film, and The Code for its multiple awards in the telly categories.

Plenty more to celebrate and debate in the coming days. We’ll be back on Friday with the best quotes and pictures. Not to mention our weekly film column that sees Luke Buckmaster re-watching the cult classics of Australian cinema, week in week out, for your reading/viewing pleasure.

8.39pm Aest

And, breathe, we’re almost there. Cate and Debs are back on stage to lead into the final and biggest gong of the night: the award for
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Screenwriter moves from redemption drama to Gillard

It took scriptwriter Alison Nisselle and director/co-writer Craig Monahan 10 years to make Healing, a redemptive drama which opens in Australian cinemas on May 8.

Nisselle is hoping her next project, a feature on Julia Gillard, will happen rather more quickly.

But she tells If it will take at least two years to complete her research and finish the script on the former Prime Minister.s reign and ousting by Kevin Rudd.

It was announced last year that Rachel Griffiths will play Gillard in Stalking Julia, based partly on Kerry-Anne Walsh's book The Stalking of Julia Gillard. Wtfn.s Richard Keddie is the producer and Emma Freeman (Puberty Blues, Offspring and the Bob Hawke telemovie Hawke) is attached to direct.

Nisselle got the idea for Healing after reading a Philippa Hawker story in The Age about a rehabilitation program caring for wounded eagles, falcons and owls run by the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and Prisons Victoria.
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Rachel Griffiths To Play Julia Gillard

"Six Feet Under" and "Brothers and Sisters" actress Rachel Griffiths is set to play ousted Australian Prime Minister prime minister in "Little Fish" director Richard Keddie's telemovie "Stalking Julia" for Wtfn. No broadcaster is yet attached.

Gillard became the first female Deputy Prime Minister of Australia in 2007, serving under newly elected Prime Minister Kevin Rudd - the pair leading the left-wing Labor Party to successfully kick out the conservative Liberal/National coalition after more than a decade in power.

In 2010, Rudd lost the support of the Labor Government and resigned, which led to Gillard becoming the first female Pm in Australia. Gillard won a tight election that year by forming a minority government with minor parties.

Thus began one of the most contentious three years in Australian political history both in the parliament and across the media as Gillard came under constant and brutal criticism from all corners, including from within her own party.
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Rachel Griffiths to Play Australian Pm Julia Gillard in TV Movie

Sydney -- Rachel Griffiths is attached to star in the feature-length TV drama Stalking Julia, being developed by Hawke and Little Fish director Richard Keddie and production company Wtfn. Griffiths will play Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, in the story of the tug-of-war between Gillard and Kevin Rudd for the Australian prime ministership, which resulted in the demise of the Labor Government in September this year. Wtfn has acquired the film and television rights to Kerry-Anne Walsh's book The Stalking of Julia Gillard, which tells the story of the media’s obsession with the fall and

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Richard Keddie and Claudia Karvan join Screen Australia board

The government has appointed producer Richard Keddie and actor-producer Claudia Karvan to the Screen Australia board.

Keddie 's recent credits include feature films such as Matching Jack and Little Fish as well as telemovies Hawke and Curtin. He is also a producer of upcoming musical feature Goddess.

Karvan has had a long career as an actor and is currently filming new ABC drama The Time of our Lives in Melbourne. She has also appeared in recent films such as 33 Postcards and Daybreakers. She was also a producer of TV series Spirited and Love My Way, in which she also starred.

Arts minister Simon Crean said Keddie and Karvan would bring a strong mix of business skills and creative experience to the Screen Australia board.

.Mr Keddie and Ms Karvan have both made a major contribution to Australia.s screen industry,. he said in a statement. .As an award-winning film and television documentary producer,
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Saville, Krawitz, Walker each win two directing awards

Matt Saville, Tony Krawitz and Jeffrey Walker won two awards each at the Australian Directors Guild Awards on Friday evening.

Saville won for the episode of The Slap that focused on Harry and for Cloudstreet in the drama series and mini-series categories respectively; Krawitz.s The Tall Man was voted best film in the feature documentary category and he was also chosen as the Finders Award recipient; and Jeffrey Walker was presented with both the inaugural Esben Storm Award for children.s TV for series three of H2O: Just Add Water and the award for TV comedy for Angry Boys.

Mrs Carey.s Concert, directed by Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond, was the joint winner of the documentary feature category, and Walker shared his comedy award with Stuart MacDonald and the show.s on-screen star, Chris Lilley.

One of the most touching moments of the night was when the audience
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ABC1 Christmas comedy starts filming in Sydney

Production on a new six-part comedy series from the team behind Review with Myles Barlow begins this week in Sydney.

This Christmas , which will air on ABC1 later in the year,. follows Dan Moody (Ian Meadows) as he visits the dysfunctional family he moved halfway across the world to escape from.

The series was created by Trent O'Donnell and Phil Lloyd of production company Jungleboys. O'Donnell (Review with Myles Barlow, Laid, Woodley, The Chaser's War on Everything) will direct, while Lloyd (who was seen last year as Tim Mathieson in ABC comedy At Home with Julia) will co-produce and star in the series.

Other cast members include Patrick Brammall (Hawke), Guy Edmonds (Underbelly: Razor) and Jane Harber (Offspring)

Each episode will be set a year apart, focusing on the Moody family as they come together to share the fights, fun, bad gifts, family secrets and boring uncles universally associated with Christmas Day.
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ABC1 Christmas comedy starts filming in Sydney

Production on a new six-part comedy series from the team behind Review with Myles Barlow begins this week in Sydney. This Christmas , which will air on ABC1 later in the year,. follows Dan Moody (Ian Meadows) as he visits the dysfunctional family he moved halfway across the world to escape from. The series was created by Trent O'Donnell and Phil Lloyd of production company Jungleboys. O'Donnell (Review with Myles Barlow, Laid, Woodley, The Chaser's War on Everything) will direct, while Lloyd (who was seen last year as Tim Mathieson in ABC comedy At Home with Julia) will co-produce and star in the series. Other cast members include Patrick Brammall (Hawke), Guy Edmonds (Underbelly: Razor) and Jane Harber (Offspring) Each episode will be set a year apart,...
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Australian Screen Editors' guild announce 2011 award nominees

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The Australian Screen Editors' (Ase) guild has unveiled the nominees for its sixth annual awards. The awards ..nicknamed .The Ellies. ..recognise outstanding achievements in editing across all visual mediums and will be presented on December 4 at The Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney. Among the feature film nominees are: Meredith Watson Jeffrey (Blame),.Claire Fletcher (Mad Bastards), Dany Cooper Ase (Oranges and Sunshine), and Marcus D.Arcy (Tomorrow When the War Began)..The TV drama nominees are: Nicole La Macchia (East West 101, Series 3, Episode 14), Rodrigo Balart (Hawke),.Stephen Evans (Rush, Episode 308), and Martin Connor (Spirited, Series 1, Episode 2). Actor Rob Carlton (Underbelly, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo)...
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Ronan Keating to make film debut in rom-com Goddess

Singer-songwriter Ronan Keating and comedy actress Magda Szubanski have joined the cast of upcoming musical rom-com Goddess. Goddess, a multi-million dollar film directed by Mark Lamprell (Babe: Pig In The City) and produced by Richard Keddie (Hawke, Little Fish) and Andrena Finlay (Me Myself I), starts shooting next month. It's expected to be completed by the end of the year and will be filmed across Sydney and Tasmania. Visual effects company Fsm, which invested in the film, is also involved in workflow tests, VFX, Di and the full post-production pathway. The cast announcement for The Film Company's latest production was made at last night.s Fsm screening of Leon Ford.s Griff The Invisible, which they also worked on. English actress Laura Michelle Kelly...
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Nsw Premier's Literary Award announces nominations for Script Writing Prize

Nominations for the 2011 Nsw Premier.s Literary Award were announced yesterday. including the $30,000 Script Writing Award. The award has been offered since 1990, and past recipients include Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom), Rolf de Heer (Bad Boy Bubby) and Chris Lilley (We Can Be Heroes). This year.s script writing award nominees include Shirley Barrett for South Solitary (Macgowan Films), Glen Dolman for telemovie Hawke (The Film Company), Michael Miller for The Hero.s Standard (Knapman Wyld TV, Sbs), John Misto for telemovie Sisters of War (Sisters of War Pty Ltd), Debra Oswald for TV series Offspring (Southern Star Entertainment) and Samantha Strauss for Dance Academy, Episode 13: Family (Werner Film Productions). Last year.s winners were Jane...
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Animal Kingdom To Rack Up Awards (...In Australia)

Remember that one year (2001) when the list-happy AFI (American Film Institute) decided to compete with the Globes and the Oscars in year end prizes? No, that didn't last long. But there's another AFI, The Australian Film Institute, that has been around for a long time and is in no such danger of being a one-off. This year, they're all about the amazing family crime drama Animal Kingdom which they awarded with a record breaking 18 nominations. Sure, the film is in danger of being way overhyped for people who are coming to it late (which is just about everyone given the sorry state of international distribution for dramas of virtually any kind) but for those who can slough off the "omg" raves, I guarantee you'll think it at least an insinuating and well executed crime drama.

AFI Favorites with multiple nominations

Its main competition for the coveted prizes, if you go by nomination counts,
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TV News: Hawke, Brothers, The CW

Hawke

Nearly thirty years ago George Miller and Phil Noyce co-wrote and partly directed the acclaimed mini-series "The Dismissal", a drama about the most infamous day in Australian politics when left-wing Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was forced out of power. Since then there's been little in the way of films or TV about Australian politics, though that changes shortly with the TV movie "Hawke".

The biopic runs from 1977-1991 covering the life and career of Bob Hawke (Richard Roxburgh) from his boozy, womanising days as the trade unions president, his nine years of service as Prime Minister, his extramarital affair with his biographer Blanche d'Alpuget, and the leadership challenge that saw treasurer Paul Keating take over as Pm.

The TV movie will first be broadcast on Channel Ten in Australia on July 18th and a trailer for it was recently released which can be watched below:

Brothers and Sisters
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