SBS will bring more new voices to the forefront in its upcoming drama slate, which includes four short-form productions from its Digital Originals initiative, as well as the upcoming series 'Safe Home', from producer Imogen Banks.
To have his short film 'Jia' selected for the Melbourne International Film Festival, in addition to being accepted into the festival's Accelerator Lab, which boasts alumni such as Taika Waititi, David Michod, Justin Kurzel and Sophie Hyde, is a "dream come true" for writer/director Vee Shi.
"When you're working with IP in any way, my M.O. is to learn to speak that language fluently, but then tell your own story with it. We were not there to remake the '70s 'Grease'. We were there to tell the story of the origin story of the Pink Ladies."
Who has the right to tell certain stories? Who has the right to play certain characters? They're questions at the heart of Back to Back Theatre's 'Ganesh Versus The Third Reich', to be adapted for screen thanks to a $100,000 development grant from arts agency Creative Victoria.
Cinespace has enlisted a group of industry heavy-hitters to deliver an initiative for emerging creatives from First Nations or culturally diverse background who have a pilot TV script ready to pitch.