Screenwriter Stephen Vagg and director Louise Alston are collaborating on a new holiday rom-com, with 'Date for Christmas' optioned by Los Angeles production house 12 Helpful Hands Productions.
The AACTA Audience Award for Best Film will this year be a duke between local titles and Hollywood blockbusters that recently called Australia home: 'Thirteen Lives', 'Thor: Love and Thunder', 'Ticket to Paradise', 'Elvis', 'The Drover's Wife the Legend of Molly Johnson' and 'Wog Boys Forever'.
Frances Elliott and Samantha Marlowe's 'Girl Like You', the story of a couple told over six years as one of them transitions gender, was recognised with the major award at last night's AWGIE Awards.'.
Female directors have taken the lion's share of nominations for this year's Australian Directors' Guild awards, with Sian Davies and Stef Smith each securing three nods and their counterparts dominating the feature film categories.
'Blaze', 'How To Please A Woman', 'Sissy' and 'Sweet As' will contend for the best original feature prize at this year’s AWGIE Awards, while 'Mrs Harris Goes to Paris', 'The Stranger' and 'The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson' are up for the adapted gong. 'The Newsreader' leads in television with two nominations alongside 'Total Control', 'Firebite', 'Bump' and 'Heartbreak High'.
After a two-year hiatus, the TV WEEK Logie Awards returned Sunday evening, with Hamish Blake taking out the night's major prize, the Gold Logie, for his work hosting 'Lego Masters Australia'.