Press Releases

Probably Not a Reference to the Kingpin of Crime

Press release time! Cameras roll in Melbourne on Kitty Flanagan comedy series Fisk The ABC and Screen Australia are delighted to announce filming has commenced in Melbourne on the new six-part comedy series Fisk (previous working title, Entitled) by one of Australia’s most popular comedians, Kitty Flanagan. Produced by Vincent Sheehan (Operation Buffalo, The Kettering... Read More »

A Long Time Coming

Not a press release because we didn’t get one but close enough! It takes a lot for a talking dishwashing machine to exist as the least absurd element of a sketch comedy series. But if any comedy group can manage that feat, it’s Australian trio Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane, better known... Read More »

I Don’t Give A Damn ‘Bout My Bad Reputation

Somewhat delayed because we seriously did a double take at this one press release time! Sensational new ABC series Reputation Rehab to air next month      Premieres Wednesday 28 October 9.05pm                      on ABC and iview.    We’re officially living in an outrage culture. It seems that barely a week goes by without... Read More »

A Genuine Interest in Protecting The Weekly

Press release time! Nick Hayden appointed ABC Head of Entertainment The ABC has appointed innovative creative and content maker Nick Hayden as Head of Entertainment, driving its popular slate of programs such as Gruen, Hard Quiz, Mad As Hell, The Weekly, You Can’t Ask That and the upcoming Reputation Rehab. Since joining the ABC in 2016, Nick has... Read More »

All My Friends Are Getting Mazdas

Press release time! (geez, it’s been a while – it’s almost as if the industry is in crisis or something) Comedy series All My Friends Are Racist heading in to production Enoch Mailangi, Bjorn Stewart, Kodie Bedford Screen Australia has announced production funding for a new five-part comedy series for ABC iview, with support from... Read More »

A New Day Dawns

Press release time! This came as a bit of a surprise here, as we’d thought he’d nabbed the top job months ago: Producer Todd Abbott (Please Like Me, Micallef Tonight, Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey, Rove) is the hot tip to join the Entertainment and Specialist division. ABC has been without a Head of Comedy since... Read More »

Comedy Stans

Press release time! STAN ACCELERATES GROWTH STRATEGY AS NINE THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS Expanded slate of upcoming Stan Original productions also announced​ Followed by a bunch of stuff that isn’t really of interest to us here today. Basically, as various international streaming services look to expand their operations, Stan is increasingly in a bit... Read More »

Money Changes Everything

Press release time! Screen Australia has announced 14 feature films, eight online projects and 20 television dramas that will share in $1.6 million of Story Development funding. The latest slate includes Toni Collette’s directorial debut with feature film The Best Of, and an anthology of Shakespeare’s works re-imagined by teams of creators including Leah Purcell,... Read More »

This Is Planet A

Press release time! Presenter, prankster and positive planet-promoter, Craig Reucassel returns to Tuesday nights on ABC to once again inspire our thinking and challenge our behaviour, in the must-watch series Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge. [guess social distancing is over – coming soon, Craig Reucassel: Superspreader] Premiering Tuesday 11th August at 8.30pm, over... Read More »

Compelling and Edgy Comedy-Dramas

Press release time! ABC, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation are delighted to announce that pre-production has resumed on ABC’s newest comedy series – Aftertaste (working title). Erik Thomson (Packed to the Rafters, The Luminaries), stars as Easton West, an internationally renowned yet volatile celebrity chef whose spectacular fall from grace sees him... Read More »