Press Releases

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 »

Born Again Piss Tank

Press release time! To b(ooz)e or not to b(ooz)e? That is the question Shaun Micallef asks in July ABC and Screen Australia are pleased to announce the eagerly awaited Shaun Micallef’s On The Sauce, a 3-part documentary series about Australia’s drinking culture, premieres Tuesday 21 July at 8:30pm on ABC and iview. There are many... Read More »

Isolated Laughter

Press release time! Comedy fires up under lockdown!  New ABC series Retrograde launches July. Set in a virtual bar – Australia’s first narrative comedy filmed entirely in isolation ABC and Screen Australia are thrilled to announce that the new six-part narrative comedy series, Retrograde, premieres Wednesday 8 July at 9.30pm on ABC and iview.  Developed, produced, and post-produced... Read More »

Shows What We Know

Press release time! JOSH THOMAS’ CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OKAY IS GONNA BE BACK FOR A SECOND SEASON ON STAN The series, from the Emmy-nominated and critically acclaimed Aussie writer and comedian, will return to Stan in 2021. Need we go on? Eh, may as well. 20 May, 2020 – Stan today announced that Josh... Read More »

I Want To Stay (Home) Forever

Press release time! ABC & Screen Australia announce At Home Alone Together, a lifestyle show for a world in which nobody has a life ABC has partnered with Screen Australia on a joint initiative in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic which will culminate in a new eight-part comedy series At Home Alone Together, starting... Read More »