The ABC’s director of television Kim Dalton has announced he will leave the public broadcaster in mid February 2013.
Dalton was commended by the ABC’s managing director Mark Scott for his work over seven years in the role.
Scott said: Read more »
The campaign sees part of the Sydney Cricket Ground turned into what has been billed as the world’s first pop-up beach in a cricket ground. Competition winners will be able to watch the match while sitting in a sand pit or a splash pool and drinking free Coke. Read more »
Boutique production company Mindboggler has made a documentary that looks into how people’s lives are affected by having the name James Bond.
Titled The Other Fellow, the doco was shot during the release of the most recent Bond film Skyfall. It covers the lives of ten men in different parts of the world who share a name with the double agent. Read more »
Production company Shine has confirmed earlier reports that it would expand from reality into drama with the announcement of mini-series Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS.
Commissioned by Seven, the show “promises an authentic, behind the scenes look at what really happened – childhood mates from Sydney who were once the biggest rock and roll band in the world – beyond the music, the lights and the roar of a sell-out crowd,” according to a press release. Read more »
The production sector has been invited to comment on a new draft legislation by the Federal Government that will affect the sector’s tax rebate, the producer offset.
The Department of the Treasury has released the exposure draft that would introduce a refined definition of the term ‘documentary’ to give clarity to production houses expecting to be eligible for tax rebate, set at 20% for documentaries. Read more »
A campaign to disassociate ‘Jihad’ with terrorism is coming to Australia.
Muslim group the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Chicago chapter is to run bus ads “to reclaim Jihad from the Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists” in Sydney and Melbourne, the Herald Sun reported today. Read more »
Rooney joins after a stint as a presenter on Nine, where among a variety of roles at the network she interviewed Australian swimmers poolside at the Olympics. She was also a holiday-period weather presenter for Nine’s Today show.
After presenting the weather over Christmas and New Year, she will front Seven’s Australian Open tennis coverage.
Rooney said in a press release: Read more »
Vok Beverages has launched a mobile outdoor campaign that sees billboards advertising Rebellion Bay Spiced Rum mounted to the back of Vespa scooters and driven 2,800km from far north Queensland to Sydney.
The stunt, which will see the scooters pass through 22 towns in 30 days, has been billed as ‘the world’s longest transit campaign’. Read more »
The appointment brings to an end Toshiba’s five-year relationship with GroupM agency Maxus.
The win for Match, which will handle both Toshiba’s traditional and digital media, is yet more good news for the independent, which was recently named Mumbrella’s Media Agency of the Year.
Mariana Thomas, national marketing manager of Toshiba Australia, said: Read more »
In an email to contacts, the agency’s founder Sandra Devahasdin described the relationship as “untenable”.
Devahasdin would not reveal the reason for the split, telling Mumbrella Qatar Airways “does not fit into our business plans”.
Cricket Australia is positioning January’s one-day internationals as ‘The summer’s biggest dress-up party’ in a new campaign by GPY&R Melbourne. Read more »
Stephen Langsford told Mumbrella: “2013 is definitely when more and more people will look towards streaming – and competitors will only help to increase awareness of the sector.”
Directors frustrated over ignored call for reality TV directing category at ‘compromised’ new AACTA awards
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has proposed 10 new awards in 2014 – but the Australian Directors’ Guild has voiced frustration that calls for an award for best direction in a reality series have not been met.
The ADG last week called on the Academy to include the new reality category following the nominations of Best Direction in Television, which had three drama directors one just one reality director.
Kingston Anderson, GM for the ADG told Encore today: Read more »
One of the most complained about ads of the year was one of the most Googled.
Unilever’s ‘clean your balls’ ad for Lynx shower gel – which was let off by the advertising watchdog for sexism, racism and bad language but banned for demeaning old people – was the second most search-for ad on Google in 2012.
The only more popular search was for a widely lampooned TV commercial for supermarket giant Coles, the search engine has revealed. Read more »
The poster is an embeddable shockwave flash file to market the film online.
The image is of Wolverine on a traditional Japanese roof overlooking a city with animated rain falling on the Marvel character and lightning flashing in the background. Read more »
Media agency OMD has introduced a new trading structure, defining traditional media negotiations as either screen or off-screen.
OMD’s head of TV Melissa Hey will head up screen trading, which covers TV and cinema. Jo Dick, head of radio, cinema and outdoor, will run the off-screen trading team, which covers print, radio and outdoor.
Digital is negotiated separately, since there is not an adequate measurement system that combines digital with TV, the agency said. Read more »
Coca-Cola-owned soft drink Mount Franklin Lightly Sparkling has released an ad on YouTube today featuring six versions of brand ambassador Jennifer Hawkins.
The company claims to be the first brand on the Sydney Harbour foreshore to use animated LED technology on its rooftop sign, which features the AMP spark logo introduced in May last year. Read more »