Issue 056
14 June 2012
 Alice McConnell and Garry McDonald in "Being Venice" screening at the Sydney Film Festival on 15 June
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
13 Jun 12 | Inside Out / Outside In Seminar puts up the 'full house' sign

Screen NSW, with principal partner Screen Australia, event partner Vivid Sydney and strategic partner Sydney Film Festival, recently hosted INSIDE OUT / OUTSIDE IN, a three day seminar (4 – 6 June) with respected US producers and developers Meg LeFauve and Sheila Hanahan Taylor.

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Image: Meg LeFauve and Sheila Hanahan Taylor at the Inside Out / Outside In Seminar
12 Jun 12 | $377 Million Boost to NSW Arts and Culture

The Liberals & Nationals Government has announced an investment of more than $377 million to support the State’s vibrant arts and cultural sector in the 2012-13 Budget.

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Image: Filming "My Place"
06 Jun 12 | Minister Souris Officially Opens 2012 Sydney Film Festival and Welcomes new Festival Director

Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts George Souris has officially opened the 2012 Sydney Film Festival, welcoming new Festival Director Nashen Moodley to the city and the dozens of Australian and international filmmakers whose films will screen over the coming 11 days.

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13 Jun 12 | Call for Investors for Broken Hill Studio

Broken Hill City Council is calling for investors to adapt the city's film studio. The $2.3 million refurbishment of the former Eyre Street power station was first opened to the public a year ago but a film is yet to be shot there. 

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Image: The Broken Hill Studio
13 Jun 12 | Linda Newton the new Development Director of Documentary Australia Foundation

Linda Newton has joined the Documentary Australia Foundation in the role of Development Director after six years managing philanthropic giving at the Taronga Foundation.

Linda helped raised millions of dollars for the conservation of endangered species during her time at Taronga. Her fundraising efforts helped build new exhibits, profile unusual areas of Taronga’s work and position the annual fundraising events as an essential part of Sydney’s social calendar. She also established the innovative annual Artists in Residence program at the Zoo in 2009.
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Image: Linda Newton
24 May 12 | Alan Erson moves on from the ABC

Alan Erson has resigned as ABC TV’s Head of Documentaries to take up a new position with Essential Media and Entertainment.

Erson has spent five years with ABC TV, three as a commissioning editor for documentaries, and the last two as head of documentaries. He will leave ABC TV on 20 June. 
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19 Jun 12 | SPAA Holding Redlich Business Class on Digital Deal Structures

The SPAA Holding Redlich Business Class on Digital Deal Structures: Making the most of your content will be held in Sydney on 19 June and in Melbourne on 19 July. This session will draw on business case studies, legal expertise and commercial insights to comprehensively examine deal structures that balance maximum revenue potential across the different platforms against the continuing protection of rights and IP.
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Image: "The Tunnel"
10 Dec 12 | Asian Animation Summit

The inaugural Asian Animation Summit is set to take place on 10 and 11 December in Malaysia. Screen Australia has pledged to provide financial support to help as many as 10 Australian producers attend the Summit, with more information about applications available later in the year. 

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Image: "Zero"
15 Jun 12 | AWG Panel event: How, What, Where Are We as Playwrights in Australia 2012?

Celebrating its 50th year, the Australian Writers' Guild is bringing together a panel of prolific Australian playwrights to Griffin’s Festival of New Writing to discuss and debate the directions that playwriting is heading in Australia 2012.

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15 Jun 12 | Learn from Industry Experts at AFTRS Open

Learn from industry experts in AFTRS Open short courses. Tutors of upcoming courses include: John Collee (Master and Commander), Chris Taylor (The Chaser) Tracey Spicer (Sky News/2UE), Ellery Ryan (The Rage in Placid Lake) and many more.

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15 Jun 12 | Friday on My Mind: Anita Jacoby - Power Behind the Scenes

This week's Friday on My Mind at AFTRS welcomes executive producer and head of production at Zapruders Other Films, Anita Jacoby. Anita will talk about the highs and lows of producing for television and how producers manage the roller coaster ride of triumph and failure.

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28 Jun 12 | Do You See What I See? Arab Film Festival

The Arab Film Festival will be held at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre 28 June - 1 July before touring to Melbourne and Canberra in July.

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22 Jun 12 | Screen Australia's Ted Hope Producer Internship applications close 22 June

Screen Australia is offering an internship with Ted Hope in New York for a producer at an early stage in their career. Applications close on 22 June.  

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Image: Ted Hope with the team from "Super" at the Toronto International Film Festival 2010
20 Aug 12 | Australian Exporter Awards Close 20 August

The Australian Exporter Awards recognises the achievements of exporters, including screen projects and practitioners in the Arts and Entertainment section. Applications for NSW practitioners close on 20 August. The state winner automatically qualifies for the National Award finals. 

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Image: Filming "Waiting for the Turning of the Earth"
15 Jul 12 | Inaugural Good Dog! International Film Festival applications close 15 July

The Inaugural Good Dog! international Film Festival is calling for short drama, documentary, animation, comedy, experimental, music videos and kids projects. Entries must be under 15 minutes and have a dog related story.

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Image: Mickey Rourke with his dog Loki at the 65th Venice Film Festival
20 Jun 12 | World Mountain Documentary Festival applications close 20 June

2012 World Mountain Documentary Festival of Qinghai China will be held from July 27 to 29 in Qinghai China. Submissions for the Jade Kuniun Award closes on 20 June. 

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11 May 12 | "Go Back to Where You Came From" Wins Best of Rose d'Or

Cordell Jigsaw was awarded the highly regarded international TV award, the Best of Rose d'Or, for its production, Go Back to Where You Came From.

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Image: "Go Back to Where You Came From"
14 Jun 12 | "Julian" Wins Flickerfest's Flick Pick Audience Award for Most Popular Film in 2012

Flickerfest has announced the winner of the ING DIRECT Flick Pick Award - the Australian short film Julian, directed by Matthew Moore. Julian had its world premiere at Flickerfest in January 2012, winning the Special Jury Prize, before going on to win the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Image: "Julian" wins Flickerfest's Flick Pick Audience Award
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