Sydney Film Festival is proud to announce this year’s internationally acclaimed award-winning jury, featuring Jury President Hugo Weaving and international filmmakers Anand Gandhi (India) and Pia Marais (Sweden/South Africa), film critic and curator Paolo Bertolin (Italy) and Australian producer Kath Shelper.
Former 20th Century Fox executive, producer of What Women Want, and once-supervising executive on a little movie called Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Susan Cartsonis takes a long look at the financial reasons to have more women in the industry.
The industry may think a film is Australian because our mob made it for an international market, but the festival audience at Cannes wants something genuinely Australian. A reasonable demand, says Tara Judah, in her film critic mode. Aren`t we in the business of depicting ourselves? Cue opportunities for irony..
Oaktree Capital and Apollo Management have advised Nine that they would prefer the broadcaster to let Ten have the Cricket Australia broadcast rights, rather than shell out the $500 million required to match the bid.
Jennifer Bott has been newly appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) taking the place of her predecessor Malcolm Long AM, the former head of SBS and the AFTRS.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is currently in a $50 million legal battle with the US government, and has come up with a new twist. He owns the patent for the two-step authentication process used by Google, Twitter and others. He won`t sue them, but he has put the patent up for sale...
It would never have happened in the halcyon days when ACP Magazines were safely in the stable alongside the Nine Network, but with Bauer Media now firmly in the saddle, Ten and Shine Australia have done a publishing deal for MasterChef. And then there`s Biggest Loser weight loss retreat...
On May 29th: What to do about the gender imbalance in film and television directing? What does it mean for audiences, who are mostly female? And on June 3rd: what is happening with Youtube? What does user-generated content do for the professional creator?