News Feature by: Staff Tuesday 11 March, 2014 Why bother with all that writing down stuff? Wentworth only just beat The Real Housewives of Melbourne, as the locals almost prefer showoffs to actors, or real achievement to fakes, or pumped brogans to invented hoods.. the list goes on but the figures never lie.
Monday 10 March, 2014 Stanley Hawes, David and Joan Williams, F4 and Asia-Pacific - the docweek awards now have real reach and variety. And a chance to showcase mature achievement, indy magnificence and simple artistic wonder.
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Monday 10 March, 2014 As Louise Pascale notes, the basic question behind interactive documentary production has been around since we came out of caves. Why bother? And has the same answer - out there is a world of opportunity.
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Monday 10 March, 2014 Pauline Clague is the senior Commissioning Editor of NITV and she tells AIDC her ambitious project Our Stories, Our Way, Everyday is paying off. Louise Pascale reports.
News Feature by: Anne Richey Monday 10 March, 2014 The production story of The Tipping Points is truly remarkable. It’s both thoroughly global in subject matter, and thoroughly global in the way it was put together. Unboxed Media was successfully able to navigate the international funding systems, but not without a large amount of work and close readings of the fine print.
News Feature by: Anne Richey Monday 10 March, 2014 Paul Rees, the creator of Mythbusters, sat down with Annabel Crabb and Sophia Zachariou, the Acting Head of Entertainment at ABC Television to investigate the newly monikered docu-comedy genre. Anne Richey entertained the ideas.
News Feature by: Anne Richey Monday 10 March, 2014 Three makers, three different worlds. All driven by deep perseverance, and the clever use of available resources. Moderator and multimedia maker Nick Bolton has been patiently researching perseverance for his AFTRS Masters thesis in Screen Arts and Business.
News Feature by: David Tiley Sunday 9 March, 2014 Delegates at AIDC had to concentrate to hear the voice of SBS as the ABC seized its stages with such evident relish. But the multicultural broadcaster demonstrated that the sector is not a monolith, it is actively commissioning, and its obsessions are distinctively different. David Tiley enjoyed the patter, and noticed the headhunter story.
News Feature by: David Tiley Monday 10 March, 2014 Anni Browning, veteran guarantor at Film Finances, is taking a literal rather than a financial haircut to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s "World’s Greatest Shave" campaign.
News Feature by: David Tiley Friday 7 March, 2014 Richard Finlayson`s keynote explains the what and why of its key strategies at a time of desperate change. It can also be read as a case study of a powerful bureaucracy trying to court its stakeholders while asserting its dominance at the same time. But, says David Tiley, you can make up your own mind.
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Friday 7 March, 2014 The national broadcasters seem to have abandoned clinical detachment as a way of dealing with passion, and embraced their inner enthusiasts. The traditional ABC commissioning session bounced along with a surprising degree of verve. Louise Pascali maintained her journalistic objectivity and kept copious notes.
News Feature by: Anne Richey Friday 7 March, 2014 Arts provides some of the most satisfying and challenging opportunities in the landscape. Three of the ABC Arts decision-makers shared information about what they are looking for, and what slots are available. Anne Richey reports.
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Friday 7 March, 2014 Leila Monks`s vision of the future is cheery but a bit brutal, as we lean into our smartphones and IP leaks away. Louise Pascali kept note of a digital distopia.
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Friday 7 March, 2014 The oxygen of post production is turning the future into reality, so Paul Wiley from Soundfirm is deep in everyone`s tomorrow. Louise Pascale continues her series of interviews curated by Sandy George.
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Friday 7 March, 2014 Fiona Gilroy has been a content sales Manager for SBS, a consultant on commercial potential of projects, and is now the content sales & acquisitions Director for Flame Distribution. Louise Pascale records her startling and provocative view of the future.
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Friday 7 March, 2014 In a series of sessions called Fast Forward Predictions at AIDC, Sandy George asked a variety of industry figures to envisage their world in five years time. Louise Pascale tracked the hopes and ambiguities, starting with Gayle Lake & Jennifer Coombs and the National Film & Sound Archive.
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Friday 7 March, 2014 The rise of the web has put the ABC in a unique but uncomfortable position, in which it can use public resources to build its net presence. But then it has to absorb the implications of is innovation. i-View is a game changer, as Louise Pascale duly documented.
News Feature by: David Tiley Tuesday 11 March, 2014 In less than a decade, format sales have become a market with its own specialised rules and secret handshakes. And yet, it is still largely unregulated by case law. David Tiley asked entertainment lawyer Shaun Miller to explain the legal implications.
Thursday 6 March, 2014 Phil Craig, head of factual at ABC TV, has a fighter`s passion for documentary, which he joyfully unleashed in support of his department`s contribution to his embattled broadcaster. Here is his address, including the rise of Event Television, Auntie style.
Monday 3 March, 2014 At the Independent Spirit Awards which warm up the Oscars, 12 Years a Slave went in with seven nominations, Nebraska with six - but only one converted multiple nominations into gongs.
Monday 17 February, 2014 Shifting from its regular November calendar slot didn`t seem to have helped Animfx, at least on its conference day, where attendance numbers seemed well down on previous years.
Monday 17 February, 2014 Asia titles made a strong showing on awards night in Berlin, which was celebrating its own success. A record 330,000 tickets had been sold over a day before the festival concluded – confirming its place as the world`s largest film festival.