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The unfair caste system of the AACTAs (crew, you may use the tradies’ entrance)

The unfair caste system of the AACTAs (crew, you may use the tradies’ entrance)

Crikey January 29, 2015

The AACTA awards are supposed to celebrate the best in Australian film. And they do ... if you are an actor or director. Film producer Louise Pascale explains the hierarchy.

In a world where Aussie cinema can’t catch a break

In a world where Aussie cinema can’t catch a break

Luke Buckmaster January 21, 2015 1 Comment

Finally, people are plunking down their hard-earned at the local multiplex to see Australian films.

Bigger, better, biopics — the unmissable films of 2015

Bigger, better, biopics — the unmissable films of 2015

Luke Buckmaster January 13, 2015

Blockbusters, biopics and a brand-new Star Wars -- the big films of 2015

Discount tickets won’t save Aussie cinema — try innovation

Discount tickets won’t save Aussie cinema — try innovation

Luke Buckmaster November 12, 2014

Cutting the price of Australian film tickets won't make them more competitive, it'll cheapen the whole industry.

Australian cinema shines after 10 years of doom and gloom

Australian cinema shines after 10 years of doom and gloom

Luke Buckmaster September 3, 2014

Throughout the first decade of this century Australian cinema was suffering an acute case of the grim-and-drearies, but some of the industry's latest offerings, including Red Dog and The Sapphires, could mark a welcome return to the more upbeat golden age of Strictly Ballroom. They just need an audience.

Follow Friday: @VictoriaCocks1 and @kirstysan, digital adventurers

Follow Friday: @VictoriaCocks1 and @kirstysan, digital adventurers

Matthew Clayfield February 21, 2014 2 Comments

Filmmakers Victoria Cocks and Kirsty Stark have harnessed the power of Twitter to call attention to their TV series Wastelander Panda. Their experiemt was a success, with the ABC commissioning six episodes.

Phillip Adams: no money should have gone to Gatsby

Crikey February 7, 2014 3 Comments

Crikey readers talk film subsidies, pollies' entitlements and the short-lived era of muzak in the workplace.

Make pollies pay for full price for their sangas

Crikey February 6, 2014 2 Comments

Crikey readers talk politicians' entitlements, why the film industry subsidy is a rort and privacy and healthcare.

Lights, camera, crowdfunding: how films are made Pozible

Lights, camera, crowdfunding: how films are made Pozible

Ben Eltham January 18, 2013 1 Comment

Start-up filmmakers are increasingly turning to crowdfunding websites to finance projects. The Pozible platform has even partnered government agencies to boost cash in the sector.

Screen Oz calls cut on funds — drama ends six months early

Screen Oz calls cut on funds — drama ends six months early

Ben Eltham December 21, 2012 12 Comments

Australian film and television funding body Screen Australia has spent all its drama budget -- six months ahead of the end of the financial year. How could it let the kitty get so low?