What follows is a fascinating video that probably won’t happen in Australia. Except it might. Read more »
Visiting India as a tourist can be an assault to the senses and a complete culture shock and therefore, working with Indian partners and navigating the country’s complex industry can be quite daunting.
Encore spoke with Indian experts and industry insiders who told us what you need to do in order for to succeed in this emerging market full of potential for Australian creatives. Read more »
The forum itself is not a bad idea: I’m constantly surprised by how little first time feature directors and (I kid you not) producers know about the film business beyond financing.
Matt Riviera’s fantastic blog post on the Screen Australia market intelligence forum.
Australian expats love it when the annual Aussie Film Festival at the Barbican rolls around. It’s a chance to escape home for an hour or two, eat Cherry Ripes and Burger Rings [...] I just wish more films would reflect the reality of Australia as it is today, instead of some clichéd, soft-focus dream of tough times on the farm.
East London Local on the Aussie movie experience in London.
Network Ten has sold advertising and sponsorships worth $25 million in revenue for the second series of MasterChef.
Reports The Australian. Not bad at all for an old recipe.
Some people say they don’t get Warwick Thornton’s film, Samson and Delilah. And some people who say they do get it, don’t.
Germaine Greer on Samson & Delilah, at The Guardian.
A notorious fraudster [...] crafted a false identity for himself as grandson of director Alfred Hitchcock [...] claimed to be a film producer and head of a film financing house about to launch a major production company in Australia
So we now know a little about Rupert Murdoch’s plans for online paid content.
And the model – for the UK at least – is a triple-tiered one. You can subscribe to The Times by the day, by the week, or get online access along with a subscription to the print edition. Read more »
Week in review: Beer bans and hoaxes; Facebook pulls in serious adspend; TV’s terminal list; Hack attacks
So who had a good week, and who had a bad week?
Like Santa Claus, we’re totting up who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Read more »
What with Jetstar shifting its spend, it’s been a big week for social media growing up in Australia.
So check out this research into facebook done by Julian Cole of The Conscience Organisation. Read more »
“A nicely shot film about a young impoverished Aboriginal couple that adds nothing new to the canon of movies about Aboriginal life.”
NineMSN’s search engine Bing (come on, you must have heard of it…) is to reposition itself as The Decision Engine. Read more »
Talk about demonstrating the scary power of the internet. In this near-future science fiction story, blogger Tom Scott shares a scenario that could very easily become a reality. Read more »
It was great fun doing it, but as a filmmaker who was trying to get his career started, it was a colossal mistake. I painted myself into a corner as a ‘Mr Lowbrow yobbo’. It was a disaster which put me out of work for years.
Bruce Beresford reminiscing about The Adventures of Barry McKenzie.
Raen Fraser’s script Cockroach, about a man who dies on his wedding day and is reincarnated as the above-mentioned insect, desperate to get the attention of his widow, is one of the three winners at the second John Jameson Productions competition. Read more »
This month’s Australian Film Festival was a reminder that excellent movies have surfaced from the land down under.
Malaysia’s The Star really likes Aussie films.
While yesterday’s announcement from Jetstar is interesting, I’m not sure just yet how much of a canary in the coalmine it’s going to be for other brands shifting their spend to social media.
If ever there was a brand and marketing strategy designed for social media, it was Jetstar. Read more »
If the food is good, you have a happy shoot, no matter how harrowing the subject or the conditions.
Production manager Michelle Russell on the importance of good catering.