First Nations media executive Dot West, late writer/director Shirley Barrett, and showrunner, writer, and director Tony Ayres have received honorary degrees from the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Acclaimed director and screenwriter Shirley Barrett has died aged 60.
When UK-based actor Daniel Lapaine was asked by his mate Tim Minchin to play his brother in Lingo Pictures/Foxtel's Upright, he was both surprised and delighted.
Directors Fadia Abboud and Shirley Barrett are joining set-up director Peter Templeman on the second season of Network 10/Hoodlum Entertainment's Five Bedrooms, which is now shooting in Melbourne.
Critic David Stratton has curated a program of 10 "essential films" directed by Australian female filmmakers for the Sydney Film Festival and the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA).
Shirley Barrett and Debra Oswald are among the nominees for the $30,000 award