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Shane Jacobson's ex-manager sues for cut of $1m earnings

Shane Jacobson's ex-manager sues for cut of $1m earnings

Court documents lodged by lawyers outline how much Mr Jacobson will earn for various appearances this year.

  • by Tom Cowie

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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
Occupation review: Australian sci-fi fuelled by chutzpah
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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
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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
Rachel Griffiths: female characters are finally getting real on screen
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Rachel Griffiths: female characters are finally getting real on screen

The actor-director said women no longer have to be 'likable, f---able, adorable' in film and television.

  • by Garry Maddox
Heath Ledger's life in art to be on show in Canberra

Heath Ledger's life in art to be on show in Canberra

An exhibition about the life and art of the late actor Heath Ledger will open at the National Film and Sound Archive in August.

  • by Sally Pryor