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 Saturday 8 March, 2014 Anni Browning, veteran guarantor at Film Finances, is taking a literal rather than a financial haircut to rase 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 Thursday 6 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.
News Feature by: David Tiley Friday 7 March, 2014 Are sales agents and distributors partners or parasites? Adam Smith has a special disintermediation ray which will blast us all into AUZFlix, a radically different approach to digital distribution. It is a great idea to play with… as David Tiley discovered.
News Feature by: Anne Richey Wednesday 5 March, 2014 Graeme Mason admits he is a bit of an Energiser Bunny, and Anne Richey took careful notes as he hopped through his thought processes as he seeks to turn the future into a garden of delights for the production sector. He is a determined optimist and has plenty of reasons to hop with hope.
News Feature by: David Tiley Wednesday 5 March, 2014 560,000 for the Academy Awards. See, they care about Gatsby. Oh, and Our Cate. For once, Nine beats Seven despite the kitchen show. Meanwhile.. Secrets and Lies did...
News Feature by: Louise Pascale Wednesday 5 March, 2014 Formats are complex beasts, which vary from the inspiring to the depressing. Stephen Lambert is a format ringmaster for All3media, and a central figure in the British evolution of the circus. Through his keynote, Louise Pascale discovers the inner rules of quality formats.
Wednesday 5 March, 2014 I’m very pleased to be here to address this AIDC Conference. Thank you Joost, for providing the platform, to South Australia for hosting us, and to all of you for coming along…. beyond the formalities, the full speech makes a fascinating read.
Wednesday 5 March, 2014 Much loved Australian distributor Madman Entertainment is likely to change hands in the next few months, as owners Funtastic court new owners and absorb a substantial loss on the sale.
Monday 3 March, 2014 Contrary to some pundits, Catherine Martin and her team have two Oscars for the look of The Great Gatsby. But Our Cate has been a hot bet for months, which doesn`t help anybody`s nerves.
News Feature by: Dr Vincent O'Donnell Thursday 6 March, 2014 Tasmania and South Australia both go to the polls on Saturday March 15 and the screen industries in each state look to supportive government for their continued wellbeing. In this case, Dr O`D fears that silence speaks volumes.
News Feature by: David Tiley Monday 3 March, 2014 From May 1st, Jacquie Feeney will be the new managing director, Australia and New Zealand for FOX International Channels (FIC) Asia, replacing Karin Simoncini and reporting to Zubin Gandevia, President of FIC Asia Pacific and the Middle East, who works from Hong Kong.
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.
News Feature by: Keith Barclay Monday 10 February, 2014 The crazy if suspicious success of Flappy Bird was always going to lead some developers to cash in with similar titles. One such clone, Flappy Bee, has stolen a bunch of copyrighted assets from Bee Leader, by Mt Maunganui developer Flightless.