Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher (aka Film Victoria`s boss) has announced funding for seven television projects, under the heading "Coalition funds Victorian screen projects".
Qualitative research? Say it ain`t so! Research goes beyond the usual statistical breakdowns to document some conversations with Australians about local content. It turns out Australian content creators are delivering exactly what our audiences want from Australlian production.
MediaWorks this morning formally acknowledged that its long-running struggle to manage its debts in the wake of its 2007 takeover by Ironbridge Capital and the subsequent global financial crisis is over. The company is now in receivership.
What do we want? Public broadcasting! When do we want it? Before you stack it with thugs!.. Why? Democracy... well, um.. um... we know it is crappy but if they did their jobs.. meanwhile, the eurocrats are fighting with Stiff Letters.
"I doubt it has a substantial impact on the spin," Gabelli & Co analyst Brett Harriss said, referring to the News Corp separation. "Given that it`s his third wife, I see it unlikely that he didn`t plan for this contingency."
The tennis is a valuable launching pad for the year`s schedule. How come Tennis Australia did not open the deal up to competition? And what is Ten going to do next? No answers, but these are important questions.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association in the US somehow failed to notice the works of genius from Shanghai, Burkina Faso and Copenhagen in favour of Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black and Breaking Bag. Top of the Lake almost stood for the Rest of the World, although the award did go to an American on the show.