Screen News in Brief: Stan accelerates growth to more than 30 productions a year

The local streamer makes a flurry of announcements; plus Screen Australia development funding, Jack Thompson turns 80, and lots more in our fortnightly roundup of news and views.

On Monday, Nine-owned streaming service Stan announced it was ramping up its slate of local and internationally produced Stan Original TV series and films. Volume was set to increase to over 30 productions a year over the next five years, and as part of this investment strategy, Nine’s production capabilities would be directed towards this goal.

The new slate of upcoming Stan Original local productions included:

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk