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Hilarious New Comedy LITTLE ACORNS Launching Sept 1

NEW AUSTRALIAN COMEDY SERIES ‘LITTLE ACORNS’ LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 1 All the laughter, tears, tantrums and endless drama of a suburban childcare centre.... and then there’s the kids.
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New Multi-Million Dollar Initative for Australian Film & TV Scripts

The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) and one of Australia’s leading screenwriters have joined forces in a new multi-million dollar initiative to find, develop and promote talented Australian screenwriters.   Scripted Ink. is a joint initiative between the AWG and Shane Brennan, the Australian writer and producer behind the hit US series NCIS: Los Angeles.   More than $1 million will be invested in Scripted Ink. in its first year to develop film and television projects written by both up-and-coming and experienced Australian screenwriters with further investments over the following two years.   Shane Brennan, creator of the hit US crime series NCIS: Los Angeles, said the
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Screenwest Announces Three WA Directors to Watch

Three West Australian film directors have been announced as the latest recipients of Screenwest’s Feature Navigator program, a year-long initiative designed to uncover, inspire and develop passionate, motivated and talented West Australian Directors. Screenwest Chief Executive Ian Booth said that Jub Clerc, Zoe Pepper and David Vincent Smith were this year’s stand out applicants. “All three filmmakers displayed outstanding prior work, strong dedication to their creative careers and a passion to take the next step towards directing a feature film,” Mr Booth said. “The Feature Navigator program offers intensive, high-level support that is tailored to each director’s development needs and will connect those
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SYDNEY FILM SNARES TOP PRIZES IN SMARTPHONE FILM FEST

The SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3) 2016 reached its glittering climax on Friday night 26 Aug with the screening of the Top 10 finalists in front of a packed theatre at the Chauvel Cinema Paddington. Industry veterans and up-and-comers mixed freely at the pre-event red-carpet function before the exciting business of screening the finalists and celebrating the winners. Best Film and Best Cinematography awards went to Bondi’s Christopher Stolley for No Budget (pictured) – shot on an iPhone 4s). “No plot, no story, no characters but these two cineastes and this ambitious little film are going places.” The film featured cameos from Hugo
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DEATH NOTE: Light up the NEW world – in cinemas 2016

Props from the film - including a Death Note - on display at Madman Anime Festival 2016, Sep 3-4 in Melbourne.
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AFTRS APPOINTS EIGHT NEW HEADS OF DISCIPLINE

The Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) has announced the appointment of eight new Heads of Discipline in Producing, Screenwriting, Editing, Sound, Radio, Screen Studies, Design and Interactive.   Head of Editing is Roland Gallois, Head of Sound is Stephen Murphy, Head of Producing is Peter Herbert, Head of Screenwriting is Dr Pieter Aqulia, Head of Radio is Fyona Smith, Head of Screen Studies is Matt Campora, Head of Design is Igor Nay and Head of Interactive is Catherine Gleeson.   “This is an impressive group of people who will bring tremendous skills and creative vision to their roles.  As the School implements
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Jed Kurzel Signs With Music Sales

Australian singer-songwriter and film composer Jed Kurzel has signed a deal with Chester Music/G.Schirmer Australia, representing his publishing rights for prior and upcoming projects.  His previous work includes the scores for Snowtown and Slow West, both earning wins for Feature Film Score of the Year at the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, as well as Dead Europe, The Babadook, Son of A Gun, All This Mayhem, and Una (which will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in September). Jed is currently based in London and scoring his first studio film, Assassin's Creed: Time Out Of Mind, the film adaptation of the multi-million
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GENERATOR: Screen NSW announces new name and focus for short film program

Screen NSW has announced new guidelines and a new name for its Emerging Filmmakers Fund. In 2016, applications to Generator: Emerging Filmmakers Fund will require the inclusion of a female director and priority will be given to teams including people from under-represented groups.   Generatorsupports new and emerging filmmakers and screen practitioners in NSW by funding the production and post-production of short films.   Screen NSW has committed to supporting enhanced participation in the industry of people from under-represented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CaLD backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTQI people, people from western Sydney and people
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SEE-SAW FILMS HIRES UNIVERSAL’S SIMON GILLIS AS HEAD OF COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS

See-Saw Films’ joint managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman today announced the appointment of Simon Gillis to the newly created position of Head of Commercial Affairs, for the company’s film division. Simon will begin his new position formally before Toronto International Film Festival kicks off.   Based in London, Gillis reports directly to Sherman and Canning and will spearhead the division's commercial activities. He will be tasked with day-to-day management of the business operations and strategy for the film division, leading deal making and overseeing all commercial and financial matters. Simon will be responsible for managing relationships with the division's worldwide
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FLiCKERFEST 2017 Entry Deadline

Things are hotting up in the FLiCKERFEST office as we near the submission deadline for our 2017 festival. Next year FLiCKERFEST will be celebrating our 26th year of screening the best short films from Australia and around the world across our competition and special showcase programmes once again on Sydney's famous Bondi Beach. The festival culminates with our celebration of filmmaking craft in our prestigious award presentations. Flickerfest is an Academy® Accredited and BAFTA-recognised festival and has been a major launching pad for some of Australia's most celebrated filmmakers. Following the Festival in Sydney, a selection of films will go on tour to
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