New Victorian initiative to finance the stories of under-represented screenwriters and filmmakers

March 10, 2021

Film Victoria, SBS and Arenamedia are teaming up to launch a new initiative that will support low-budget feature films by Victoria’s most creative and diverse filmmakers. Originate is a program designed to turn early draft scripts by diverse and underrepresented voices into production-ready screenplays. The program involves a three-part process delivered by internationally renowned UK-based […]

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TV Review: The Sister elevates a standard premise with a supernatural element

January 24, 2021

A nonlinear storyline, a dash of supernatural suggestion, and committed performances across the board, The Sister switches enough of the standard murder-mystery thriller concept for it to earn viewer interest over the course of its four sharp episodes. Within minutes of Neil Cross‘s screenplay unfolding on the screen – the writer adapting from his own […]

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Eurovision 2020 Australia Decides – Meet The Contenders

January 31, 2020

Last year, Kate Miller-Heidke took out the competition with her gravity defying song titled, well… “Zero Gravity”. Now, it’s that time of the year again – to choose who will represent Australia in this year’s Eurovision 2020. The 65th campiest, wardrobe malfunction prone music competition will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands this year. That’s right, […]

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Interview: Marc Fennell and Jan Fran, The Few Who Do and how podcasts are the future of media

March 12, 2019

The Australian media landscape is constantly shifting as technology disrupts how people access and absorb news. We’re seeing downsizing in the publishing and publication sector such as newspapers and magazines. Social media means fast but not always reliable or qualitative information. Interestingly enough the rise of podcasts has seen them become not just for entertainment […]

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Screen Australia announces $2.9 Million in funding for 10 Documentaries

July 24, 2018

Screen Australia has announced it will be funding a total $2.9 million towards 10 Documentary Producer and Documentary Commissioned Programs. This announcement includes funding for a Black Saturday ABC feature, alongside a feature behind now retired AFL legend Adam Goodes. Liz Stevens, Senior Manager of Documentary at Screen Australia commented on the news, stating, “Documentary is […]

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DVD Review: The Handmaid’s Tale first season hooks you in and keeps you wanting more

March 23, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a dystopian future unlike those we are used to seeing. There aren’t any flying cars or amazing technology that you’d assume to see here. There is nothing but solid regression, simplifying life back to its roots. In fact, it appears that everything has gone backwards in the worst possible […]

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Interview: Australian Documentary Star David Elliot-Jones on trying out Insta-Fame for his film Big In Japan

December 31, 2017

Directed by Lachlan McLeod and edited by Louis Dai, Big in Japan tells the story of David Elliot-Jones, a bigger than average Joe. Or was that just an average Joe? David isn’t anyone special, like you and I, he dreams of having his work seen, being heard, being noticed… but if it doesn’t happen, we shrug and get back […]

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Wintergarden Pictures receives Create NSW funding and SBS Deal for its first project

October 16, 2017

New Australian independent film company Wintergarden Pictures has secured a selection as one of six filmmaking teams chosen to create fully funded short films that will air on broadcaster SBS’s coverage of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, taking place in 2018. As the recipients of this year’s Create […]

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SBS to air second part of season four of Vikings this summer

November 24, 2016

The second and final instalment of the fourth season of hit historical series Vikings will return to Australian televisions in early 2017. The top-rating Nordic drama will air on SBS, with new episodes beginning on Wednesday, January 11 at 8.30pm. “This season is monumental and unlike anything we’ve ever done,” says series creator and writer, […]

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SBS reveals the program for their new free-to-air channel VICELAND, launching in November

October 20, 2016

The SBS network have revealed some exciting news as a new channel, SBS VICELAND will be installed on free-to-air TV next month on November 15th. The channel will be broadcasting programs, particularly aimed towards younger audiences, broadening their scope on the cultural diversity of the world through unique content they can either watch on TV […]

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Win a DVD copy of the highly acclaimed Icelandic TV series Trapped

August 22, 2016

Currently airing on SBS to rave reviews, Trapped is an Icelandic TV series that tells the story of recently re-located police officer Andri Olafsson, who moved his life to a small town at the bottom of a beautiful fjord in the northeast of Iceland, leaving behind a questionable past in Reykjavik. It’s the first Icelandic […]

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Interview: Rene Redzepi (noma) talks foraging, Australian ingredients, fine dining, and more

May 19, 2016

Tonight SBS premieres noma australia, documenting René Redzepi’s journey of relocating noma, one of the world’s best restaurants, from Copenhagen to Sydney. The series uncovers how the Australian landscape informed menu ideas, especially foraged native ingredients. We got in touch with René to find out more about his experiences with the celebrated pop-up, how indigenous produce influenced his approach, his future plans, and […]

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SBS to debut new series about Noma Australia plus second season of Poh & Co.

May 10, 2016

Thursday nights on SBS just got a whole lot tastier with two exciting food programs airing back to back, added to the channel from May 19th. The premiere of Noma Australia, documents the inspirational journey behind the highly anticipated opening of the restaurant with the same name at Sydney’s Barangaroo. Right after, charming, warm and […]

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Writer Luke Carman talks about the SBS Podcast series True Stories, his episode “Liverpool Boys” and UWS’ Sweatshop collective

October 7, 2015

True Stories is a weekly 7-part podcast series of stories written and read by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers that is currently available through SBS. The first season, ‘High School’ celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years and is inspired by the new crime-drama series, The Principal, which premieres tonight on SBS.

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A new SBS On Demand launches with 4000 hours of content free to everyone

July 1, 2015

Amidst a competitive world of new streaming services, SBS this week has relaunched its On Demand platform, which originally hit the internets back in 2011, primarily as a catch up service. But now, with over 4000 hours of documentaries, drama and movies free to all Australians on 22 platforms, SBS On Demand has set itself up to […]

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Eurovision rakes in the ratings for SBS

May 27, 2015

Eurovision is over for another year, and Australia’s first attempt at Eurovision glory created a ratings boom for SBS, with the second semi-final breaking records as the most successful SBS Eurovision broadcast ever. Over one million Australians tuned in to see home-grown crooner Guy Sebastianbattle it out against Europe’s most talented, and weirdest, singing acts. […]

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The nine most memorable moments from Vikings Season Three (So Far)!

May 12, 2015

Travis Fimmel as the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings. Warning: This article contains Season 3 spoilers! What a journey the Vikings have been on in Season 3, sailing to England, back to Kattegat and then to Paris, led by protagonist Ragnar Lothbrok, portrayed by Australia’s Travis Fimmel. Curious, tortured, ruthless Ragnar who will risk everything […]

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SBS Announces Australia’s Eurovision Jury Members

May 5, 2015

Eurovision has long been a cultural institution in the music world, aired to much fanfare on SBS each year. With 2015 being the first year that Australia will officially compete in the competition (go Guy Sebastian!!), SBS are pleased to announce that the first Australian Eurovision Jury has been officially called to order. Although the […]

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Exclusive Interview: Alyssa Sutherland on Aslaug’s challenges in Season 3 of Vikings and acting alongside Travis Fimmel

March 10, 2015

Alyssa Sutherland is in Los Angeles and in very good spirits when we speak, keeping busy doing publicity for season 3 of Vikings, already a ratings winner in the US. The acclaimed Norse historical drama, created and written by Michael Hirst, stars two Australians, Travis Fimmel as the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok whose saga the show […]

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10 Reasons to get excited about the third season of Vikings

January 19, 2015

Michael Hirst has created something extraordinary with period drama Vikings, bringing a human aspect to the Scandinavians usually perceived as being only barbaric marauders wearing horned helmets. Vikings stars Australia’s Travis Fimmel and Alyssa Sutherland, with Season 3 to air on SBS ONE commencing 19th March. Here is what we are looking forward to in […]

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Australian photojournalist David Adams’ new series Alexander’s Lost World coming to SBS

July 18, 2014

Australian photojournalist David Adams has spent six months on the ground in Afghanistan in order to film his new series, Alexander’s Lost World. The series is a fascinating journey through modern-day Afghanistan in which Adams seeks to learn more about the ancient history of the region. The first of six episodes will be shown on SBS ONE […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1 Episode 10 “Morton’s Fork” (USA, 2014)

June 26, 2014

This is it, we have finally reached the end of Noah Hawley’s black comedy-crime-drama Fargo, inspired by the Coen Brothers film of the same name. Without further ado, let us launch into a recap of the episode and a little discussion, beware there’s thin ice and spoilers ahead. We open with a long tracking sequence, […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1 Episode 9 “A Fox, A Rabbit and A Cabbage” (USA, 2014)

June 19, 2014

It’s the penultimate episode of Fargo and there are so many questions remaining unanswered that we could potentially fill up an entire additional season. Yet in Noah Hawley’s script we trust, and somehow he’s going to give us all the answers, if not in this instalment, then at least in the finale. Once again we’re […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Episode 8 “The Heap” (USA, 2014)

June 15, 2014

“It’s life, you go to bed unsatisfied” in the words of police chief Bill Oswalt, and he’s expressing how we feel too, we’re unsatisfied, and this episode does leave you feeling a little bit that way. Not in a negative sense at all, more in a “we’re at episode 8 of 10 and we still […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episode 7 “Who Shaves the Barber?” (USA, 2014)

June 6, 2014

This time around we’re given a reprieve from the hefty violence and an opportunity to see the intricate web revealed as well as some surprisingly touching and sensitive moments. For a series that has been so brutal, dark and twisted this is a much brighter albeit still emotionally heavy episode to take in. At the […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episode 6 “Buridan’s Ass” (USA, 2014)

June 1, 2014

The tension levels increase exponentially as we now hit the back end of the series and the finale is now edging ever closer. The title of this episode is a paradoxical parable that is loosely thematic of what we see in the episode and relates to free will. Interestingly we see a lot of that […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episode 5 “The Six Ungraspables” (USA, 2014)

May 25, 2014

We’ve officially reached the half-way point of the series and with the plans of most of our characters now in full motion, it’s looking a lot clearer cut. But the clean-up crew of both the hit-men and the police are now hot on the trails and making in-roads to getting things wrapped up, or so […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episode 4 “Eating the Blame” (USA, 2014)

May 19, 2014

We begin to sink ever deeper into the mystery surrounding our characters in Episode 4 ‘Eating The Blame’, and as predicted some of their motivations become clearer as they start coming head to head in a battle of wits. Whenever watching Fargo you are constantly reminded of the isolation and the fact that it’s cold, […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1 Episode 3 “A Muddy Road” (USA, 2014)

May 10, 2014

With the episode titled ‘A Muddy Road’ this is bound to lead us down an even more twisted and precarious path as we delve deeper into the mysterious and crooked goings-on in Minnesota as one by one our characters become more inter-twined within this dark evil web. We start by taking a trip back to […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episodes 1 “The Crocodile Dilemma” and 2 “The Rooster Prince” (USA, 2014)

May 9, 2014

From the opening scene right through to the closing credits Fargo emulates its film forebear with the same intriguing plot, twisted dark humour and spectacular cinematography. With the original Ethan and Joel Coen brothers as executive producers and writing credits the series was destined to have a similar tone. The series commissioned for a limited […]

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