All articles by Sandy George – Page 9

  • Emile Sherman and Iain Canning

    King's Speech producers grab autobiography


    The true story of how a poor five-year-old Indian boy was separated from his mother, adopted by an Australian family, then found her 25 years later, is to be made into a film by See-Saw Films producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning.

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    Sapphires sweeps Australia's AACTA Awards


    Comedy drama The Sapphires dominated the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, hosted Wednesday night [Jan 30] in Sydney by actor Russell Crowe.

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    Australian box office up on 2011; down on 2010


    The people of Australia spent $1,173.2m (A$1,125.5m) on cinema tickets in 2012, a 2.8% increase on the previous year but about $7.6m (A$7.3m) less than they spent in a record-breaking 2010.

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    Screen Australia backs Thornton, Ayres projects


    Screen Australia is to invest in five new feature films, three of which are from the proven directors Warwick Thornton (Samson And Delilah), Tony Ayres (The Home Song Stories) and Kriv Stenders (Red Dog).

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    Screen Australia backs comedies in latest funding round


    Australian writer/directors Cameron and Colin Cairnes and producer Julie Ryan have scored development money from Screen Australia for their next picture, crime comedy They Shoot Hostages, Don’t They?

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    Boehm moves to Icon Australia


    Susan Boehm will take up a new Sydney-based role as head of acquisitions and development at Icon Film Distribution in January.

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    Foxtel tightens grasp on Australia's pay TV movie market


    Australia’s Movie Network Channels (MNC) has lost its battle to survive and, while there is a lot of uncertainty around the impact, it is going to mean lower prices being paid in Australia for both studio and independent films.

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    Al Clark lines up trio including Stephan Elliott comedy


    Producer Al Clark is working on an untitled comedy with director Stephan Elliott, a pairing that previously created The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, one of the best-known Australian films ever made.

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    Sapphires heads nominations for AACTA awards


    This year’s standout box office hit The Sapphires, is up against Burning Man, Lore and Wish You Were Here for the crown of best film in the AACTA (Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts) Awards, to be presented at the end of January in Sydney.

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    Beyond The Hill wins best feature at APSA Awards


    The Turkish film industry was honoured at the sixth annual Asia Pacific Film Awards (APSAs), with three films among the winning line-up including Beyond the Hill, which was judged best feature.

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    Asia Pacific heights


    The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Nov 23) shines the spotlight on a vast region that organisers say does not always receive the attention it deserves. Sandy George reports

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    Shopping trip


    Lucrative, stable and sophisticated - it’s no surprise the Australia and New Zealand market is drawing foreign investors. Sandy George reports

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    Australian games industry promised $20m at SPAA closing


    Australia’s Arts Minister Simon Crean has promised $20.7m (A$20m) over three years for an Australian interactive games fund, urging the industry to help set up the fund so that it will be of most assistance.

  • Mark Joffe

    Essential Media to finance Joffe’s Violet Town


    Mark Joffe’s Violet Town is one of several films being financed at Essential Media and Entertainment, the production company last night awarded the Independent Producer of the Year Award by the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA).

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    Australian producers slam government at SPAA opening


    Producer Brian Rosen slammed the Australian government in his opening address to the annual conference of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) in Melbourne today.

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    Screen Australia invests in Avery, Lance debuts


    Screen Australia has invested in two debut features - Julius Avery’s Son Of A Gun and Stephen Lance’s My Mistress - and provided two years of working capital to four producers: Jessica Brentnall, Angie Fielder, Nicole O’Donohue and Nelson Woss.

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    Oz filmmakers spend $66m on filming overseas


    New research shows that Australian filmmakers are being much more outward looking than in the past: nearly half of the 28 Australian features that went into production during the 12 months up to June 30, and were made for more than $519,000 (A$500,000), were wholly or partly filmed abroad.

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    Workshop of the world


    Renowned for its facilities, locations and film-making skill, New Zealand is a major international draw. And its inward investment success is benefiting local production. Sandy George reports

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    Taking the bait


    Studio shoots may have slowed but Australia’s hot film-making talent and incentives are ensuring the territory is a sought-after international partner. By Sandy George

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    Balinale aims to attract production as well as patrons


    Indonesian feature Lovely Man [pictured], directed by Teddy Soeriaatmadja, has been voted the most popular film overall by audiences at the 6th Balinale International Film Festival.