News in Brief: ABC and SBS reveal 2021 drama slates, AACTA Awards gear up and more

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Wringing blood from the budget stone the public broadcasters lay out their wares for the year ahead. Our fortnightly round-up of news, interviews and opinions from Australian film, TV and games.

ABC UPFRONTS

Yesterday the ABC announced its 2021 programming slate. There were cute and awkward pieces to camera by ABC talent and management, and despite comedian Wil Anderson's quips about wringing 'blood from a stone', and Sean Micallef's estimation that each episode of Mad as Hell costs 'about $40 to make', the public broadcaster is managing to look pretty good for the year ahead.

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