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Donations scandal: who is Labor lawyer Ian Robertson?

Donations scandal: who is Labor lawyer Ian Robertson?

Ian Robertson is one of the most influential people you may have never heard of.

Dog days for Australian kids’ television

Dog days for Australian kids’ television

Bluey is now the most popular show in ABC iView history. So why do industry insiders say children’s content creators are fighting over the scraps?

Why 2018 is a make or break year for the Australian film industry

Why 2018 is a make or break year for the Australian film industry

As tensions rise around cuts to local funding, questions remain unanswered on murky deals for Hollywood blockbusters. It's time to reckon with what we want on our screens.

Bullish film industry ignores looming threats at Screen Forever

Bullish film industry ignores looming threats at Screen Forever

Things are looking up for the Australian screen industry, writes Ben Eltham. So why is everyone so nervous?

Rival SBS crime drama could sink indie doco two years in development

Rival SBS crime drama could sink indie doco two years in development

The producers of an independent film about murders of gay people in the 1980s have been crushed to discover SBS is airing a drama and doco covering the same ground.

Film funding: just who will be walking the plank?

Film funding: just who will be walking the plank?

Screen Australia has had its appropriation cut, leaving many struggling film industry bodies out in the cold. At the same time, Screen Australia will hand over cash to already well-supported screen businesses, writes former CEO of Film Australia Sharon Connolly.

Screen Australia’s $20m video games cash injection: what the industry thinks

Screen Australia’s $20m video games cash injection: what the industry thinks

Screen Australia now has $20 million to fund Australian video games. Daniel Golding asks developers and commentators what impact they think the federal government's money will have.

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

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

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?

Producer cries foul but Screen Australia rejects conflict allegations

Producer cries foul but Screen Australia rejects conflict allegations

Screen Australia has defended its conflict of interest regime after recent funding decisions that benefited a director and a part-time employee who helps decide which films receive financial support.

Screen Australia says no conflict over film funding

Screen Australia says no conflict over film funding

Screen Australia has defended its most recent feature film funding round against conflict of interest allegations after it bankrolled the projects of a Screen Australia director and an employee charged with assessing which scripts receive cash.