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Netflix Orders First Original Australian Series 'Tidelands'.

Netflix is going Down Under. The streaming giant has ordered its first Australian original series Tidelands, a supernatural crime drama from the producers of Secrets & Lies. The 10-episode project, which will debut exclusively on Netflix, will start shooting in Queensland in 2018. Read More

Australian Drama 'Harrow,' From ABC Studios International, Ordered Straight to Series.

ABC Studios International has its first series. A year and a half after promoting Keli Lee to managing director of international content and talent, the banner has landed a straight-to-series order for Australian drama Harrow. Read More

ABC's new crime show Harrow, starring Ioan Gruffudd, loaded with pedigree.

There is always a risk with a television procedural: the rule book is thick and heavily derivative thanks to branches off a family tree which have grown wild like weeds, from Perry Mason to the present day, with stops along the way including CSI, Silent Witness, NCIS and many more. Read More

Inside Manus, wins ‘Best Interactive or Game Production of the Year,’ at the 17th Annual Screen Producers Australia (SPA) Awards.

“It was really great to see the team recognised at this year’s SPA Awards. This is an important project that took some serious planning to pull off,” explained Benjamin Richards, Cutting Edge’s Director of Creative Development & Innovation. Read More

ABC Studios Strike First Look Deal With Hoodlum Entertainment.

Disney’s ABC Studios International and Australian production company Hoodlum Entertainment have signed a worldwide first look deal. The agreement expands an existing partnership and steps up their international development and production efforts. Read More

Film Review: ‘Australia Day’

An ambitious and powerful, if necessarily convenient, multi-character drama in the mold of 2006 Oscar-winner “Crash,” “Australia Day” is a meditation on cultural diversity and the questioning of national identity. As such, it holds a mirror up to contemporary Australian society and offers those unfamiliar with its tensions a relatively factual dramatic experience. Festivals would do well to find a berth for the film, and distributors around the world would offer audiences the opportunity to learn about a darker facet of life in the Lucky Country. Read More