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.
A comedy about a bong-smoking dog that has sex with a cat and a teddy bear has received $1.5 million of federal and state taxpayers’ money.
The Herald Sun’s outrage over Wilfred‘s public funding.
It was four years ago today… Read more »
Wednesday saw the APG’s Battle of Big Thinking. The fifth and final session covered big government and social ideas.
Speaker: Tim Gartrell, CEO, Auspoll
Topic: The value of a government-incentivised worthy program
Quote: “For many people, the best they can do is to donate money.” Read more »
Later this year, SBS will celebrate its 30th anniversary as full time TV service. Unless something changes, I doubt it will be around to celebrate a 40th.
Depending how you look at it, SBS either needs to get a lot bigger, or a lot smaller. Read more »
SBS managing director Shaun Brown argues that despite the growth of online access to overseas news, the need for the broadcaster remains.
At its best the media can play an empowering role helping to foster social cohesiveness – it acts as a mirror, a mentor and a mediator. Read more »