Hoodlum Entertainment – from the dole to a global company

Hoodlum Entertainment built a modest empire from financial caution, great ideas and a mind for digital storytelling.
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The Australian public first encountered Hoodlum Entertainment – the Hoodies to their many admirers – in 2003 when subscription provider Austar and the ABC combined to launch Fat Cow Motel. It was promoted as the world’s first  interactive entertainment broadcast on free-to-air television. 

It is fair to say that Hoodlum created the first Australian production company driven by a digital imagination integrated with linear communication forms. They have made no less than 15 digital projects which give the company a global footprint. As it says on the website:

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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