Press Releases

It’s Like Putting Dracula in Charge of the Blood Bank

Press release time! From the 20 sketch comedy teams selected as Fresh Blood’s Class of 2017, four will now receive $75,000 each to produce a half-hour pilot to premiere on ABC iview in 2018. The four projects are Be Your Own Boss created by Becky Lucas and Cameron James; animation Koala Man created by Michael... Read More »

The Shifting Sando

Press release time! Comedy Series Sando welcomes a new Sando Tuesday, December 5, 2017 — ABC, Screen Australia and Create NSW advise that Genevieve Morris has been unable to continue filming her lead role in the forthcoming ABC TV comedy Sando.  Production of the six part series continues with acclaimed actress Sacha Horler (The Moodys,... Read More »

The Letdown

Press release time! Friday, December 1, 2017 — The ABC today revealed a diverse and unmissable line up for the first half of 2018, including a variety of new programming across all genres, Australian premieres and the return of audience favourites. This complements the impressive Comedy, Entertainment, Indigenous, Arts and Children’s 2018 programming already announced. […a... Read More »

Family Comedy doesn’t mean the same thing as Comedy Family

Press release time! Filming underway on ABC’s New Family Comedy series Sando Monday, November 20, 2017 — ABC and Screen Australia in association with Create NSW are pleased to announce that filming is underway in Sydney on the new six-part family comedy/drama series Sando, from the team at Jungle. Starring the much-loved Genevieve Morris (No... Read More »

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, You’re Always a Day Away

It’s that most wonderful time of the year – a time where the TV networks look to the future and say “more of the same, thanks”. So big props to SBS for actually making a change that makes sense for 2018: they’re filing The Family Law under drama: The drama slate includes the previously announced... Read More »

Putting the X back into 10

We don’t usually pay much attention to the commercial networks when they announce their line-ups for the coming year because it’s been a long time since any of them were intentionally in the comedy business. But Ten just released some details of their 2018 slate, and… eh, let’s just dive right in: RETURNING MasterChef (including Gordon... Read More »

Rebrand of the Hand

Friday afternoon is usually the time when governments and large organisations announce bad news in the hope that the media and the general public – already halfway out the door for the weekend – will fail to give it their full attention. So having this story leak out of the ABC late last week doesn’t... Read More »

A Useful Insight

Press release(s) time! Stars come out for new ABC comedy Squinters Friday, October 13, 2017 — ABC and Screen Australia in association with Create NSW are pleased to announce that filming is underway in Sydney this week on Jungle’s new six-part comedy series Squinters, a series that celebrates the great Aussie ritual that is the... Read More »

Very Small News

Press release time! 11 10 2017 – Media release Don Angel is Back in Very Small Business: Gristmill’s new satire for ABC TV Gristmill co-founders Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope AACTA award-winning production company Gristmill (Little Lunch, Upper Middle Bogan) have secured principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria, for Back... Read More »

Someone Left Off the F

Press release time! ABC celebrates and debates the Arts Sarah Blasko, Hannah Gadsby and Chris Taylor lead a culture charge Thursday, October 5, 2017 — New film and TV review show Screen Time heads up an exciting and diverse slate of arts programs, coming soon to the ABC. Ranging from fine art and fashion, to... Read More »

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