A miniature triumph of marketing that we take for granted should have resulted in me currently sitting in a Hoyts cinema seat enjoying Leo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island.
I’m not though. I’m writing this. Crossly. Read more »
Blue-Tongue, a loose-jointed Australian moviemaking collective, is now flooding American festivals, the awards circuit and those who look for Hollywood’s next big thing with its rough-and-tumble fare, and can now add an Oscar nomination to its résumé.
These days I seem to spend a lot of time hanging around Kings Cross with nothing better to do than look at the outdoor executions as I shelter from the rain. It’s the life I lead. Read more »
All of this is rolling forward without any thought to the potential health hazards of continuous, long-term exposure to 3D. None of the television manufacturers have done any health & safety testing around this.
It is total name drop city.
It’s been less than a year since Google Maps launched its real estate service for Australia.
At the time it launched, I wondered if it was going to kill off the likes of domain.com.au and realestate.com.au.
By the looks of a new ad for the service from Google, they’re now ready to bury the bodies on Bondi Beach. Read more »
Anyone who’s hung round political backrooms (like me) will recognise the terrifying truth of In The Loop, Read more »
“It’s the same as saying Out Of Home is not a viable advertising channel because people are really there to catch a bus.”
The Australian International Documentary Conference reaches for global production efforts and foresees new distribution schemes. Cesar Albarran Torres spoke with three international figures who will help make this a ‘smaller world’ for docos.
Under the premise that ours “is a small world after all” the AIDC, that annual get-together of professionals of the factual content industry, is set to take place at the Hilton Adelaide next week, where documentary filmmakers, broadcasters and key decision-makers will gather in order to find ways of getting things done in the globalised and ever-changing scenario of the genre. Read more »
You don’t often write about big departures from BMF.
Unlike just about every other ad agency in Australia it’s seemed to be on an uninterrupted upward trajectory. Read more »
“The added colour depth offered by 35mm film helped to accurately capture the beauty of the Australian landscape … an important story point.”
Television is an avenue we really wanted to explore.
So how do you run a world leading ad agency?
It’s not as hard as you’d think if you listen to Derek Robson speak.
The MD of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners talked to the Account Planning Group during his flying visit to Australia, and told the story of how the agency recreated itself. It was quite a tale. Read more »
“The greatest challenge for local marketers this year won’t be a lack of exciting new advertising opportunities but rather the ability to keep pace with advertising and platform innovation.”
If you illegally download a movie that I am in from the internet, or buy a pirated DVD of Underbelly Two you are stealing from me and everyone who put their investment, talent and effort into that production.
Australian internet users are facing enormous and ongoing restrictions to their legitimate access to popular content, in terms of both timeliness and price [...] If content providers want to thrive, they will have to start responding to user demands for reasonable, timely and fairly priced content.
What [...] you won’t see in another film: a snake used to replace a broken engine belt, Geoffrey Rush shitting on the side of a road, a condom tree and a hot Aboriginal girl singing ” Stand By Your Man”.