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Insults and hugs: Australian director surprised by Venice controversy

Insults and hugs: Australian director surprised by Venice controversy

The Babadook director Jennifer Kent says new film The Nightingale is about love, not violence.

  • by Garry Maddox

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Ladies in Black, a love letter to Sydney
City life

Ladies in Black, a love letter to Sydney

A film adaptation of Madeleine St John’s witty bestselling novel takes us into the world of the grand department store as Sydney comes of age.

  • by Garry Maddox
From war games to big cinema
Planning and development

From war games to big cinema

John de Margheriti wants to turn Canberra into a film hub, if only the city will let him.

  • by Sally Pryor
Tim Winton movie set in WA's Mid West to be filmed in... Esperance

Tim Winton movie set in WA's Mid West to be filmed in... Esperance

When it was revealed the film crew had instead chosen to feature Esperance in place of Dongara as the novel's "cray-fishing village", locals were disappointed with the decision.

  • by Hannah Barry
We want to be Australia's Pixar, says Brisbane animator
South-east Queensland

We want to be Australia's Pixar, says Brisbane animator

A Brisbane-based animation studio has launched its bid to become "Australia's Pixar" by developing an animal film franchise for kids.

  • by Tiffanie Turnbull
Series Mania puts Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving TV shows on big screen

Series Mania puts Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving TV shows on big screen

The festival is screening Dead Lucky and Patrick Melrose in full, and the stars are here for the occasion.

  • by Karl Quinn
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Occupation review: Australian sci-fi fuelled by chutzpah
Cinema

Occupation review: Australian sci-fi fuelled by chutzpah

Think A Country Practice with an alien invasion.

  • by Sandra Hall
Locusts swarm as Broken Hill aims to boost film business

Locusts swarm as Broken Hill aims to boost film business

It has lost out on Mad Max but the outback city is looking to foster its own industry.

  • by Garry Maddox
Major film about the Rats of Tobruk to be produced in Canberra
Canberra

Major film about the Rats of Tobruk to be produced in Canberra

Hollywood director Phillip Noyce will direct a new film about the Rats of Tobruk, and the film's special effects will be made in Canberra.

  • by Sally Pryor
Hollywood's most powerful Australian returns bearing gifts

Hollywood's most powerful Australian returns bearing gifts

One of the most powerful Australians in Hollywood, production executive Greg Basser, has funded two scholarships to the American Film Institute.

  • by Karl Quinn
Wake In Fright still a nightmare for showbiz legend's heir
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Wake In Fright still a nightmare for showbiz legend's heir

The daughter of the two figures behind one of Australia's best-known films claims she has been excluded from any royalties from the film.

  • by Sue Williams