Press Releases

Adding One More to the Lockdown

Press release time! Luke McGregor joins The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, watching the news so you don’t have to! ABC is pleased to announce The Weekly with Charlie Pickering is back from April 29, locked down inside the ABC’s sanitised bubble and holding your well-washed and hopefully gloved hand through the next 14 weeks of... Read More »

Recording for Posterity

Press release time! Amazon today shared the first trailer for ten Australian Amazon Original stand-up specials that will be coming to Prime Video in Australia and around in the more than 200 countries and territories. The roster of award-winning and nominated comedians includes Lano & Woodley, Zoë Coombs Marr, Judith Lucy, Tommy Little, Anne Edmonds,... Read More »

Follow the Money

Press release time! Screen Australia has announced almost $750,000 of Story Development funding for nine feature films, 11 television series and two online projects. And then there’s a lot of stuff of only marginal interest to anyone reading this, so let’s cut to the good bits – who got the big bucks: Butch: A six-part... Read More »

All the News that Quits

Press release time! PAUL HOGAN RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN IN THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE Transmission Films is delighted to announce THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE, starring Australian icon Paul Hogan, will be releasing in cinemas nationally on April 30, 2020. THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE sees Paul Hogan playing himself and on the... Read More »

Dream a Little Dream

News time! Stan and Film Victoria today launched a comedy fund designed to help Victorian writers and producers develop Australian comedy with world-class scope and scale. The joint initiative initially will provide up to $30,000 each for up to four Victorian writers or writer/producer teams to deliver a 30-minute pilot script and series outline. (taken... Read More »

The Head of Comedy and the Chef

The Head of Comedy and the ChefRick Kalowski, the recently-departed Head of Comedy at the ABC, gave an interesting vale interview to if.com.au recently. “The ABC does an incredible job as the driver of Australian scripted comedy but I truly see no reason why, with the right projects, the love can’t be spread,” he tells IF. Rosehaven would have been a... Read More »

Miss This For Christmas

Press release time! Charlie Pickering and Tom Gleeson keep the laughs coming in 2019 Next month, join ABC favourites Charlie Pickering and Tom Gleeson as they say goodbye to 2019 with two very special shows.  Charlie and the team return with a hilarious wrap up of the year’s events on The Yearly with Charlie Pickering,... Read More »

Everything Old is New Again

The ABC just announced a big chunk of their line-up for 2020, so you know what that means – press release time! Teetotaler Shaun Micallef explores Australia’s drinking culture in new documentary for the ABC ABC and Screen Australia today announced a new 3 x 60’ documentary, Shaun Micallef’s On The Sauce, to be hosted... Read More »

Confirmation of a Well Established Trend

In “not exactly shock news” news: Season Four of Rosehaven begins filming in Tasmania today. It’s not even new news, as the TV Tonight post went up yesterday. Then again, considering we’ve been banging on for months about how the ABC these days doesn’t seem to axe anything before they get at least four seasons... Read More »

The Downlow on Upright

Press release time! All episodes of UPRIGHT will be available to UK viewers from Thursday 28th November, 2019, on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV. In Australia you can watch all episodes from Sunday 1st December at 8:30pm on FOXTEL or watch a double episode premier on FOX SHOWCASE. Written by and starring Tim,... Read More »