Industry stakeholders are seeking clarification from the Federal Government about the place of documentary in the incoming streaming regulation, after the genre was omitted in the models proposed in the Targeted Consultation Paper.
The records smashed by doco 'John Farnham: Finding the Voice' have proven that Australians will still come out in numbers to see local stories on the big screen, and there is significant optimism among exhibitors about the commercial potential of 'Force of Nature: The Dry 2'. However, broadly the year so far has been a very slow one for Australian films at the box office.
Some of the Australian nominees from this year's Oscars have joined Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP Stephen Basil-Jones and Madman Entertainment founder and CEO Paul Wiegard in being invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The history of Australia's fashion industry and the national women's soccer team's fight for gender parity will be explored in new documentaries included in Screen Australia's latest funding round.
With the internationalisation of Australia's content landscape continuing at an exponential rate, how can creatives and production companies best harness the opportunities that come from an increasingly crowded marketplace?
Brooke Collard and Gary Hamaguchi have taken out this year's AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscapes initiative with their horror concept 'Reclamation'.
With only nine Australian feature docs making more than $100,000 at the box office last year, and none more than $350,000, the future of Australian documentary in cinemas went under the microscope at AIDC.